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FilAm Liza Soberano explores Korean entertainment, makes Milan Fashion Week debut

Don’t look now but Filipino American actress Liza Soberano is now taking Korean language lessons in preparation to join the Korean entertainment industry.

This was reported by Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph) which stated that Liza said that she is taking the lessons seriously. The PEP report was also highlighted by GMA Integrated News.

Meanwhile, Preview.ph reported that Liza just made her debut in Milan Fashion Week where she was seated for the showcase of Prada’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection, garbed in some of the luxury house’s key pieces. 

The report stated that Liza was among the attendees who witnessed designers Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’ newest womenswear collection firsthand. Liza opted for Prada’s recent essentials for her look of the day.

“I can speak a little now because I kept coming back too often. I’m doing lessons with their language. I’m really taking it seriously because honestly, I am,” said the Sta. Clara, California-born Liza, whose full name is Hope Elizabeth Hanley Soberano.

“I personally consider Korea to be the next Hollywood or if not already the new Hollywood. They’re making so much noise in entertainment. Of course, it’s an honor to be part of that, and my only downfall is I can’t speak Korean fluently,” said Liza, who is now 25.

She also shared that she has already met with a lot of production companies, agents, and managers, “and they’re having an interest.”

However, they advised Liza to contact them again when she can already speak their language, according to GMA News.

Meanwhile, Liza just launched her YouTube travel show “Liza in Korea” through the PHH TV channel.

She said that she was introduced to the series’ producer, JJ Global, by Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo.

“We were introduced to one of their investors and their investor was actually looking for a Filipina celebrity to collaborate,” she said.

She added that in the series, viewers will not only get a better understanding of Korean culture, “but you’ll also see a different side.”

“Kasi, I met a lot of different people, and you’ll get to see a lot of types of entertainment, and you’ll get to see an interaction between a Filipina and Korean celebrities of Korean business people,” she said.

Last month, Liza opened up about her insecurities and revealed that in 2020, she endured a case of traction alopecia.

In February, Liza aired some of her thoughts about working in Philippine showbiz, such as the love team culture in the country.

In an exclusive interview with Boy Abunda shortly after, Liza admitted that she never wanted to become an “artista.”