GMA-7 actor Ruru Madrid is a big fan of South Korean K-pop group BTS, and idolizes Kim Taehyung, popularly known as V.
On Wednesday, July 15, Ruru made the hearts of Filipino BTS fans (aka PH ARMYs) flutter after he uploaded a mirror selfie, which showed him rocking a similar fashion ensemble as V, on his social media accounts.
In his caption, Ruru wrote the idol group's 2019 chart-topping hit "Boy with Luv" with a tiger emoji.
At press time, his Instagram post has garnered over 78,000 likes.
On Twitter, it has so far garnered 29,000 retweets and 139,000 likes.
PH ARMYs pointed out that he could easily pass for V's brother.
V wore the all-black outfit at the birthday party of fellow BTS member Jin in December 2019, after attending the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Japan.
BTS' V REACTS
A Turkish BTS fan with the handle name @BenNuTellaN uploaded Ruru's OOTD on Weverse, a Korean mobile app and web platform created by South Korean entertainment company Big Hit Entertainment, where the fans and artists can interact.
V noticed Ruru's photo, and left a comment which read (as translated in English): "KKKKKKKKKKKKK (laughing sounds) ah seeing things like this make me think if i should just give up on working out... KKKK (laughing sounds)."
Thrilled about V's comment, Ruru retweeted it with a starstruck emoji.
Winwyn Marquez, who is also a big fan of BTS, was happy for the Kapuso actor.
In a tweet, the beauty queen told Ruru (published as is), "Okay ruru okay. [smiling face with heart-shaped eyes and grinning face with smiling eyes emojis] isang malaking high five sayo! Why am I so proud?! Haha!"
Ruru replied to Winwyn's tweet, "Borahae [Purple heart emoji] Gulat din akoooo [Star-struck emojis]"
"Borahae" is a Korean word made popular by V which means "I purple you."