South Korean star Hwang In-youp once again set foot in the country on Saturday evening, June 18, one day ahead of his scheduled fan meeting.
Local events promoter Wilbros Live shared a clip of his airport arrival, getting a warm welcome from his Pinoy fans.
Welcome Back!! 🇵🇭🇵🇭— Wilbros Live (@WilbrosLive) June 18, 2022
HWANG IN YOUP now in Manila!! pic.twitter.com/Zms1F8XGu3
The “True Beauty” visit to the Philippines marks some sort of homecoming as the country served as his second home for several years before he rose to prominence.
In-youp lived in Davao City during his high school and college years, taking on the name Ryan Leon as his English name.
He studied at the Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai International School during high school while he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in fashion design at the Philippine Women’s College of Davao.
When he returned to South Korea, he started a career in modeling and eventually pursued a career in acting.
In 2020, he became part of the JTBC-produced series and remake of the 2009 film 17 Again called 18 Again.
He also starred in the romantic-comedy TvN series True Beauty alongside Cha Eun-woo, Moon Ga-young, and Park Yoo-na.
He currently stars in the Netflix series The Sound of Magic as well as the SBS legal drama Why Her.
Meanwhile, his fan meeting is happening later today, June 19, at the New Frontier Theater.