Popular 'Running Man' star Lee Kwang Soo will now be readily available on Chinese residents' mobile sets.
The South Korean actor, fondly named as 'Asia's Prince', has become the country's first celebrity to get featured as emoticon on China's well-liked messenger app WeChat. The news came to light after the release of an official statement by Kwang Soo's agency, King Kong Entertainment.
The official note read: "Lee Kwang Soo is the first Korean celebrity to visit users as emoticons on China's greatest Internet service portal Tencent, and its messenger system 'We Chat'." An impressive number of more than 6 million people daily use this popular messenger."
The emoticons of Lee Kwang Soo are being provided by Danal Entertainment and will be available on global messenger service WeChat from May 3.The fun emoticons will feature the 30-year-old in 24 different images showcasing the actor's different facial expressions and style.
[INFO] LEE KWANG SOO Is FIRST KOREAN CELEB To Get His Own Emoticons On WE CHAT! ?? Proud of you, @masijacoke850714 Oppa! Lee Kwang Soo continues to prove his clout as “Asia’s Prince.” On May 3, Lee Kwang Soo’s management agency King Kong Entertainment announced that Lee Kwang Soo is the first Korean celebrity to get his own emoticon set on Chinese mobile messaging application WeChat. The app, which boasts a footprint of over 700 million active users, is the largest mobile messaging service in China. Slated for a May 3 release, the Lee Kwang Soo emoticon set comes with 24 different emoticons that bring out Lee Kwang Soo’s distinct silliness and quirkiness. Danal Entertainment executive Park Kyu Yeon comments, “Lee Kwang Soon is a Hallyu star who is receiving love from all over Asia including China, Thailand, and Vietnam.” “As much as he is the first Korean celebrity to feature, I am looking forward to the emoticons enjoying great popularity in China.” Cr news: soompi; pic cr weibo as shown #leekwangsoo #kwangsoo #runningman #girin #songjihyo #haha #hadonghoon #gary #yoojaesuk #kimjongkook #jisukjin #mondaycouple #kwangmong #yoolee #lks #李光洙 #이광수 #송지효 #지석진 #하하 #하동훈 #유재석 #김종국 #개리 #런닝맨 #lksfriendbase #asianprince #runners
Giving insights about the actor, and his distinct quirkiness, Danal Entertainment executive Park Kyu Yeon told Allkpop: "Lee Kwang Soo is a hallyu star loved by China, Thailand, Vietnam, and more in Asia. Lee Kwang Soo's emoticon being the first Korean celebrity on 'We Chat' is expected to be highly popular."
Lee Kwang Soo is one of the highly acclaimed actors in Korean entertainment industry. His upbeat image and friendly aura have garnered quite a lot accolades in Southeast Asia and China.
Lee Gwang Soo currently appears in tvN's Dear My Friends and KBS 's The Sound Of Your Heart.