There's no doubt that Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha has won the hearts of many K-drama fans, and it's definitely going to stay in our minds for a long time. It looks like we're not alone with this sentiment since there's a Pinoy couple who took inspiration from the show for their prenup shoot—meet Doc Kian and Clareth.
In the drama, Hong Du-sik (Kim Seon Ho) is a graduate of South Korea's top school, Seoul National University and Yoon Hye Jin (Shin Min Ah) is a dentist who set up her own clinic in Gongjin. Doc Kian and Clareth are just like them but with reversed roles. The groom-to-be is a dentist and he owns BANG Smile Doctor Dental Clinic in Cebu City. On the other hand, the soon-to-be bride is a graduate of UP Diliman and is finishing her master's degree in Math Education in the same school. She's also the Marketing Manager of their dental clinic.
The couple, who are currently residing in Cebu City, are both from Surigao del Sur. They have been together for seven years and first met when they were young. "We spent our childhood in the same neighborhood in Mabua, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. We [knew] each other since we were kids but were only romantically linked when we were finishing our college degrees: She was in Manila while I was here in Cebu. Hence, we were in a long-distance relationship for six years," says Doc Kian in an exclusive interview with Cosmopolitan Philippines.
When asked what made them choose Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha as the inspiration for their prenup shoot, Doc Kian said that the drama reflects their love story and that they can relate with the characters. He also added that he's been a fan of Shin Min Ah since her My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho days and Clareth has loved Kim Seon Ho prior to HomCha.
With the help of their team—Joseph Andro Sicat for the photos, Astro James Lugo for the video, and Debie Navares for the makeup—the couple managed to pull off the adorable prenup shoot. It took two days of filming in Cebu City and they were in charge of everything, from the storyboard to the styling.
According to Doc Kian and Clareth, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha made them realize what love really is:."We have learned from HomCha that love is a decision and you will have to sacrifice and put in a lot of hard work. It requires two open-minded people who are mature enough to deal with the ups and downs you're going to go through in life."
Doc Kian and Clareth also have a pre-wedding video with "Romantic Sunday" playing in the background! They recreated some of the iconic Du-sik and Hye-kin scenes, and they're sure to make you smile when you watch it. Check out the video right here.
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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.