Filipino actor Paolo Contis trends on Twitter because of BTS’ J-hope and V. Seriously.

Filipino actor Paolo Contis trends on Twitter because of BTS’ J-hope and V. Seriously.

BTS members J-Hope and V became top trending topics on Twitter worldwide after they posted photos taken during a visit to The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea Monday night (November 1). Amusingly, Filipino actor Paolo Contis also became a trending topic because of them. How did this happen, exactly?

J-Hope, whose real name is Jung Hoseok, uploaded a short video of himself behind “Mask II,” a work by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck. His bandmate V (full name Kim Taehyung) also posed with the said artwork. Although “Mask II” is widely regarded as Mueck’s self-portrait, Filipino netizens quickly noticed that the sculpted face has an uncanny resemblance to Contis.

Hobi and Paolo Contis sculpture
Filipino netizens quickly pointed out the resemblance between Paolo Contis and the sculpture that BTS J-Hope had a picture with. (Credits: @bts_twt)

Pinoy ARMYs even joked that the two South Korean superstars must have met Contis “as a friend,” referring to the actor’s widely-mocked description for starlet Yen Santos during their sojourn to Baguio City shortly after splitting with partner LJ Reyes.

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