Indonesian woman marries Lee Min-ho (not the famous actor)

A wedding between a woman from Central Java and a South Korean man named Lee Min-ho caused quite a stir on social media, driving K-drama-obsessed Indonesians to a frenzy, which was short-lived until they realized that this had nothing to do with the famous actor. Screenshot from Facebook/Irvan Julivansyah & Instagram/@pekalonganinfo
A wedding between a woman from Central Java and a South Korean man named Lee Min-ho caused quite a stir on social media, driving K-drama-obsessed Indonesians to a frenzy, which was short-lived until they realized that this had nothing to do with the famous actor. Screenshot from Facebook/Irvan Julivansyah & Instagram/@pekalonganinfo

A wedding between a woman from Central Java and a South Korean man named Lee Min-ho caused quite a stir on social media, driving K-drama-obsessed Indonesians to a frenzy, which was short-lived until they realized that this had nothing to do with the famous actor.

Video of the couple’s akad nikah (holy matrimony) ceremony at the bride’s home in Batang regency, Central Java circulated online, including a viral share by local community page @pekalonganinfo on Instagram:

In the video above, the penghulu (wedding officiant) led the proceedings and listed the groom’s dowry to the bride, Puput, which included one Hyundai car, 15 grams of diamond, and an apartment unit. Min-ho then said his marriage vows as he pledged his life to Puput.

“The marriage ceremony went well and was attended by many people who wanted to see [the bride and groom] up close,” the caption reads. 

Over in the comments section, many netizens said that Puput and Min-ho’s wedding fueled their fantasies of marrying their favorite oppas (an endearing term fans use to refer to Korean stars) even more, while others expressed envy towards the dowry, which is quite spectacular by Indonesian standards.

We would like to wish Puput and Lee Min-ho a happy life together, even if the latter would only enjoy 15 minutes of fame in Indonesia, unlike his namesake.

The actor Lee Minho gained worldwide recognition after starring in Boys Over Flowers (2009), and last appeared in Apple TV’s historical drama Pachinko. 

And here’s a fun fact: there are at least three more Lee Min-hos in the K-entertainment scene alone, though they all use stage names, namely actor Lee Tae-ri, popular TV presenter Boom, and a member of K-pop boy band Stray Kids named Lee Know.

On a somewhat related note, a nasi kuning (fragrant yellow rice) seller in the East Kalimantan capital of Samarinda found fame last year after he was dubbed the Indonesian doppelgänger of Lee Min-ho.

Also Read — Yellow rice seller struggling with fame amid comparisons with Korean actor Lee Min-ho

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