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The press conference for MBC’s new weekend drama “Dr. Jin” is being held on May 17th at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul. Because this drama is starring Kim Jaejoong, his fans sent rice wreaths, which lined the whole entrance of the venue, attracting great attention.
Kim Jaejoong fans from around the world sent in rice wreaths, amassing a total of 23.6 tons of rice. The amount is nearly twice the previous record high, proving Kim Jaejoong’s power as the King of idol stars.
Jaejoong fans even sent in a wreath which represented over 31 various countries including Australia, Korea, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and various others.
Meanwhile, “Dr. Jin” will be Kim Jaejoong’s first time challenging a historical role, playing the part of military commander Kim Kyung Tak. Kim Kyung Tak is a character that possesses a strong and competitive spirit and Jaejoong’s natural acting as well as stunning visuals are greatly anticipated. The first broadcast of “Dr. Jin” will be on May 26th at 9:50 pm.
[NEWS] Kim Jae Joong’s Global Fans Donate Over 20 Tons of Rice, Largest Collection Yet
Though Kim Jae Joong’s global fans weren′t able to actually attend the press conference for his upcoming drama, they managed to make a big splash anyway – via rice garlands.
On May 17, a press conference was held for Kim Jae Joong′s MBC drama Time Slip Dr. Jin, at Seoul’s Lotte Hotel
Before the press conference, the hallway was stacked with rows of rice garlands from fans all over the world. Rice garlands are given as congratulatory gifts in lieu of the traditional flower garlands, which are then donated to charity.
It was revealed a total of 23.68 tons of rice had been donated by fans from 31 different countries around the world. These included fans and fan clubs from Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Germany and more.
In addition, it was revealed this was the largest amount of rice garlands collected for a celebrity, more than doubling the previous record.