ICYMI, He’s Into Her actress Belle Mariano just made history as the first Filipina to be named Outstanding Asian Star at the 17th Seoul International Drama Awards on September 22. She received her trophy and shared the stage with co-recipient Yusei Yagi of Japan and Outstanding K-pop Idol awardee Kang Daniel at the KBS Hall in Seoul, South Korea.
Aside from extending their congratulations to Belle, many netizens also gushed over seeing her and Kang Daniel in one frame.
One fan even tweeted a snippet of the awarding where Belle made a gesture for Daniel to take his turn in delivering a speech.
One of the fans quoted the tweet and wrote: “Not shipping them whatsoever kasi wait lang still can't get over, and I never imagined Belle to actually have a moment with a K-pop idol most especially Kang Daniel?!”
Another fan also noticed how Kang Daniel returned Belle’s kind gesture by *guiding* her where to exit.
Although most of the fans couldn’t contain their joy, some of them also jokingly apologized to Belle’s on-screen partner Donny Pangilinan for feeling ~kilig~ over the unexpected interaction.
“Donny, sorry isa akong taksil kinikilig ako sa Kang Daniel [and] Belle interaction please…kasi I know Belle is into Korean everything that's why,” a fan wrote.
During her speech, Belle extended her gratitude to her *partner* Donny, and said she wanted to share such an honor with him.
“Of course, to my partner, Donny Pangilinan, it has been an amazing journey with you. Here’s to more and I share this honor with you,” she said.
She also thanked everyone who made He’s Into Her possible, including the management, her supporters, and her mother.
Donny also posted a photo of Belle delivering her speech on his IG story with a message that reads: “This is your day. So proud of you @belle_mariano. More to come.” Kilig!
With Belle’s versatility, indeed, there’s definitely more to come! Congratulations again, Belle!