Hwang In Youp on skincare and meeting fans in Manila

KOREAN actor Hwang In Youp

KOREAN actor Hwang In Youp looked dapper in his gray suit paired with white sneakers. It was the actor’s first time back to the Philippines since his high school and college days in Davao City.

Cosmetics brand BYS Philippines invited the Korean actor to BYS Fun Meet Manila at the New Frontier Theater in Araneta City on June 19.

“I lived in Davao for four years. It’s been about 10 years since I’ve seen my friends, but we keep in touch,” Hwang said at a press conference at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel on the morning of the event.

Mr. Hwang was a model before pursuing a career in entertainment. Her first role was in the web drama WHY (2018). He then took on TV dramas, including First-year student (2019), The Tale of Nokdu (2019), and 18 Again (2020). He gained further recognition in true beauty (2020), and currently plays in Netflix sound of magic.

During the press conference, Mr. Hwang unveiled his skincare routine: use the full range of Skin by BYS to get the full luminous effect. He said he also splashed cold water on his face at the end of his shower.

“As a young child, whenever we went out, my parents always put sunscreen on me and it became a habit,” Hwang said.

“If I’m in an outdoor shoot and I was often under the sun, I usually [do a] overnight hydrating mask,” he said.

“And the most important thing is to keep a positive attitude.”

In September 2021, BYS Cosmetics signed Mr. Hwang to join its list of brand ambassadors. He was the face of its #UncoverTrueBeauty campaign which coincided with the launch of Skin by BYS Minis – the travel size edition of the brand’s skincare line.

As the brand name BYS stands for “Be yourself”, Mr. Hwang said his life philosophy is tied to that of the brand.

“I think as you go through life you come to a point where you become critical of yourself and maybe even hate yourself,” he said. “I think it’s important to change that to love yourself, because only by loving yourself can you take the next step which is to love others. others.”

During the fan meet, the BYS brand ambassador answered questions and played several games on stage with audience members. He performed the song “It Starts Today”, which is on the TV show’s soundtrack true beauty where he played the role of Han Seo Jun. He also handed out signed posters to 100 lucky fans.

As for his future projects as an actor, Mr. Hwang wants to explore genres he has yet to tackle.

“It’s not that long since my debut. So now the focus is not on what type of role I would like to play, but maybe what genre I would like to explore,” he said. “Even before that, it was really about me wanting to show you my talented acting skills.”

Mr. Hwang was grateful to have been well received by his fans during his visit to Manila. “Receiving that kind of love is fascinating and I’m grateful for that,” he said. Michelle Anne P. Soliman


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