SNSD’s Hyoyeon Gets Mistaken for a Foreigner by Korean Citizen
Written by Diana
Monday, August 20, 2012 10:08 AM
Widely known as one of the most popular Girls′ Generation members overseas, Hyoyeon may have found the reason for her fame.
In the August 18 broadcast of KBS’ Invincible Youth 2,
the group divided into two teams and were tasked with showing
foreigners from abroad around in some of Korea’s tourist places.
team was tasked with heading to a palace in Seoul which was formally
known as ‘Gyungwoon Palace’ which the team figured out to be Deoksu
There, one regular passer-by seemed to not recognize
Hyoyeon as he approached her and asked in English, “Where are you
from?”, creating a rather unusual and awkward moment.
A taken aback Hyoyeon was then seen responding, “I’m a Korean!”
passer-by was seen making a bashful face while Hyoyeon began fleeing
the scene while saying, “I’m so embarrassed!” much to the laughter of