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‘Lovely Runner’ Actor Byeon Woo Seok Charms Media and Filipino Fans with Unexpected Fan Service

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Over the weekend, South Korean heartthrob Byeon Wook Seok captivated the hearts of Filipino fans during his 2024 Asia Fan Meeting Tour: Summer Letter in Manila last Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the New Frontier Theater. PULP Live World, Varo Entertainment, and TONZ Entertainment presented the event. The actor starred in dramas such as ‘Lovely Runner’, ‘Strong Girl Nam Soon’, ‘20th Century Girl’, and ‘Record of Youth.’ 

In the fan meeting, Byeon Woo Seok thrilled the fans with his fan service as he re-enacted the romantic scenes from the ‘Lovely Runner’ with the lucky fan winners on stage. He also sang the popular OSTs from the show as part of the fictional band, ECLIPSE.  Additionally, he greeted all the fans who had waited for him outside after the event, which made the fans appreciate him more. 

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Aside from being a versatile actor, Byeon Woo Seok is also known for his thoughtfulness. During the press conference last Friday, June 21, the actor surprised the media with his humility by personally handling the yellow roses for each of the press. Right after, Byeon Woo Seok greeted the press warmly with Tagalog phrases. 

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Photo credits: PULP Live World and VARO 

His drama, ‘Lovely Runner,’ is currently one of the most popular Korean dramas internationally. When asked which was the most memorable scene for him, he responded that he likes a lot of scenes, but he has his top 3 favorites.

He answered, “First is Episode 2 when Sunjae first confesses to Sol that I like her.

Byeon Woo Seok added that the second one is the interaction between father and son, such as being able to tell the past pains. The third one was in Episode 10—his favorite scene among so many others—when he tells Sol that it’s alright if he dies as long as she likes him. 

After being in show business for 8 years, Byeon Woo Seok is extremely grateful for the milestone. As an actor, he thinks that having people like the character being portrayed is one of his greatest achievements. Byeon Woo Seok expressed his gratitude: “I’m very grateful that you all remember and appreciate me, and show me your love as Sunjae in the ‘Lovely Runner’.”


He continued, “In the future, in my next project, I would appreciate and love it when you would also fall in love with the new character I would be acting as.” 

Byeon Woo Seok also shared that he imagines himself entering the field of business as an entrepreneur with a coffee shop if he’s not an actor. He mentioned, “I like to serve coffee.”

On-screen chemistry with co-stars

Byeon Woo Seok starred in several romantic dramas and films, and no one could deny his first love kind of charm that has smitten a lot of fans. His heart-fluttering chemistry with all his female co-stars remains unmatched!

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Photo credits: PULP Live World and VARO 

The actor credits all his on-screen partners for the success and chemistry, most especially for their hard work and love for the craft. He explained, “Well, there’s no secret to how I was able to build a good relationship with my co-actors and actresses, but one thing that made me have a good relationship with co-actors is me meeting good actresses.”

On adjusting to fame and popularity

Before becoming the star he is today, Byeon Woo Seok had experienced several auditions and rejections. He has been part of the modeling and acting scene for years, and he’s thankful for the sudden overwhelming support that he has been receiving from fans all over the world. 

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Photo credits: PULP Live World and VARO 

He admitted, “I’m still not able to get along with the popularity that I’m getting.” 

The actor was amazed by the success of ‘Lovely Runner’ and its impact overseas. Byeon Woo Seok was happy to see fans waiting for him at the airport. He finds everything amusing, from the press conference to the warm welcome by fans at the airport. He claimed, “I’m still getting used to it, but it’s a dream.


Byeon Woo Seok remarked that he always had thoughts about how the audience would receive the drama while they were filming. He hoped that audiences would love the drama as much as the cast and crew did.

He commented, “The ‘Lovely Runner’ was the first role in which I was the main lead actor, so while I was preparing for that drama during filming, I didn’t expect this grand success.

For him, all his shows and films each have something special to offer. He said, “Actually, everything that I’ve done so far is precious on its own.”

Message to fans

For his Asia fan meeting tour, Byeon Woo Seok emphasized that his biggest preparation has been ensuring that the time, effort, and resources invested in the event are worthwhile for fans, especially those traveling from afar. He wishes for everyone to leave with happy memories and simply wants fans to have a good time like he does.

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Photo credits: PULP Live World and VARO 

Byeon Woo Seok thanks everyone for the overwhelming love and appreciates the support for his character and the project. He said, “Thank you so much for your great support and love that I never imagined happening. Also, please watch out and be excited for my next project that will be released in a few months.”


Jonnie Ngo is an entertainment and lifestyle writer passionate about pop culture. She enjoys traveling and binge-watching both Korean dramas and Western shows. You may contact me at