Everyone is Wondering Who That ‘Hot Asian Guy Next to Liam Payne’ Is

Netizens have now given GOT7 member Jackson Wang a lengthy-yet-catchy moniker following his brief but lasting appearance at the 2017 MTV EMAs. The 23-year-old artist left a memorable impression on viewers after he was seen hanging out with former One Direction member Liam Payne during MTV’s annual event.

via Instagram / jacksonwang852g7

According to SBS, Jackson was invited to the 2017 MTV EMA event as the official ambassador of Greater China; of course, he wasn’t remembered for that, as viewers took one look at him and decided he was simply too attractive for such a stuffy title. Instead, people are referring to Wang as “the hot Asian guy next to Liam Payne” after questions surrounding the Hong Kong rapper’s identity started taking social media by storm.

Pictures of Wang standing beside the former One Direction member exploded onto social media, prompting Twitter users to dub him as “that hot Asian guy”. According to MTVAsia, Wang stood out as the “guy with the green highlighter” as he was spotted hanging with Payne at an on-stage bar just as singer Rita Ora was introducing the event’s next act.

Even the former One Direction member himself complimented Wang, calling him “a really nice guy.”

Wang also returned the favor to Payne as he was spotted following the former One Direction member’s Twitter account shortly after.

This isn’t the first time a K-pop cutie has stolen the hearts of Twitter users following a music event aimed at English-speaking audiences — earlier this year, Jin from BTS rocked netizens everywhere as the guy simply known as “third from the left”.

That wasn’t the first time he made netizens swoon; back in 2015, he was dubbed the “handsome car door guy” at the Melon Music Awards.

Check out the short clip of Wang and Payne below:

Feature Image via (Left): YouTube/Mika Angie | (Right): Instagram / jacksonwang852g7

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