KUALA LUMPUR: “Who’s that hot Asian guy?” was a question many had asked after seeing Jackson Wang at the recent MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA).
The Hong Kong-born rapper of the K-Pop group GOT7 was invited to the prestigious awards show as the official ambassador of Greater China.
At one point during the ceremony, Wang, 23, was seen on screen standing next to British star Liam Payne while the latter was being interviewed by the event’s host Rita Ora.
Even though Wang was just a bystander, he certainly had left a lasting impression thanks to his good looks, as many who were not familiar with him had taken to social media to ask about his identity.
@lizzy_roberts_ wrote: “who is jackson wang bcs he’s cute as hell”. @lwtilluminates wrote: “who is that guy next to liam dressed in black, HE HOT AND CUTEEE”.
@NatalieLou40 wrote: “Crazy reading the #mtvema hashtag and all it is is about a guy called Jackson Wang who is there. The influence of KPop is incredible considering most of us have never heard of him”.
@Nicky_A36 wrote: “GOT7 fans are actually amazing. I wrote one treet asking who has the hottie next to Liam and people are so kind answering telling me his name is Jackson and literally sending me links to his new song. I am impressed”.
Having debuted in 2014, GOT7, an all-male group under JYP Entertainment, became popular for its hit songs Fly, Hard Carry, Stop Stop It, Girls Girls Girls, I Like You and A.
The MTV EMA 2017 was held at the Wembley Arena in London yesterday.
Big winners of the night include Shawn Mendes (Best Artiste), Coldplay (Best Rock), Eminem (Best Hip Hop), Fifth Harmony (Best US Act) and Camila Cabello (Best Pop).