Jang Ki Yong, star of popular television series “Confession Couple” and “Come and Hug Me,” may have found his doppelganger in the Philippines.
The Saranghe Oppa recently compared the 25-year-old model-turned-actor from South Korea to Filipino comedian John Lapus and the result is difficult to unsee.
The popular Korean drama fan page from the Philippines posted a photo of the South Korean heartthrob along with an image of the 44-year-old actor known locally by his nickname “Sweet.”
“I really can’t move on from an old tweet which claimed that whenever the character Namgil appears on Go Back Couple, all she/he sees is John Lapus,” the post roughly translated in English from Filipino.
While the post may have been created in jest, many netizens did find a striking resemblance between the two. Some, however, lamented that watching Jang’s shows will never be the same since they will be reminded of the openly gay Filipino star known for his usual flamboyant on-screen character.
Sa wakas nagawa ko na din ang fast posing.😂😂😂. On my way to my yearly panata. Cohosting #TheLibrary32ndAnniversary with my partner @iamphilliplazaro Grabe more than 10 years na namin ito ginagawa. I started my stand-up comedy career sa #TheLibrary 20 years ago. Salamat Mamu Andrew de Real. Happy Anniversary sa lahat ng staff at entertainers ng #TheLibrary Mabuhay!💥🎂🎈🎊🎉👏 #MightAsWell #UtangNaLoobIsAVirtue
Lapus jokingly acknowledged the similarity by posting his own side by side photo comparison on Instagram with the caption, “Yes! We are like siblings!”
He also added the hashtag, “I’m prettier in person.”
Like Lapus, Jang has a huge Filipino following due to the K-drama imports that are popular in the country, including “Confession Couple” which is shown locally as “Go Back Couple” via the ABS-CBN network.
Featured Image via The Saranghe Oppa