You might have been seen It’s Showtime host Ryan Bang hitting the headlines and becoming a trending topic on social media recently. This is due to Vice Ganda’s jest that his hosting career is over after another Korean won the Madlang People’s hearts on the noontime show last week.
Meet JinHo Bae, who was the KalaWhok “Song-yupsal” during a special Korean edition of the KapareWho matchmaking segment. He shone the most amongst his fellow compatriot participants when he feigned ignorance of Tagalog, and showed he was quite fluent in the Filipino language.
WATCH: Vice Ganda, naka-discover ng kapalit ni Ryan Bang sa mga Korean Kala-Whok
Vice and fellow hosts Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario saw his potential given his wit and comic timing, and dared that if the show’s official hashtag tops the worldwide Twitter trending list, Song-yupsal or JinHo Bae will become a guest co-host, joking that it would be the “end” of Ryan’s career.
The hashtag and mentions related to the bubbly Korean have indeed topped the Twitter trending topics, and as such, Vice announced that indeed JinHo was to become the guest co-host this week.
WATCH: Vice, nakahanap ng bagong Korean co-host matapos mag-number 1 trending worldwide!
JinHo, a popular South Korean singer and YouTuber based in the Philippines, was finally unmasked after the WhoMahanap “Annyeong Wild and Free” chose him.
WATCH: Annyeong Wild and Free, napiling KapareWho si Song-yupsal
JinHo earned his degree in Psychology at Mapua University. He gained popularity after he won as the Mapuan Idol back in 2014. His covers of Bugoy Drilon’s “Paano Na Kaya” and “Muli”, and Jeremiah’s “Nanghihinayang” are some of the viral favorites of his fandom called the “Baecons”. In 2017, he guested on ASAP Chillout and gave a performance aired live on an FM radio station. Of course, he bared his awesome talent before the Madlang People.
WATCH: It’s Showtime: Song-yupsal, pinakilig ang madlang people sa kanyang pagkanta
When he indeed became a guest co-host on Monday, July 22, the show’s official hashtag again topped trending topics on Twitter.
WATCH: Trending Korean Jin Ho Bae, nagbabalik Showtime as guest co-host! #SaveRyanBang
With the energy and laughter JinHo brought to the show, we might definitely see more of him in the coming days! See some of his most charming photos here in this gallery.