8 Iconic Red Carpet Moments You Missed At HallyuPopFest 2018

11 Sep 2018 by Chew Hui Ling

It was three days of Hallyu madness at HallyuPopFest 2018. Arguably the largest (and most hyped-up) K-pop event of the year, the mega music extravaganza saw over 100 idols making their red carpet debut, including the likes of Wanna One, Taeyeon, NCT 127 and more.

Over the course of three jam-packed days from 7 to 9 September, thousands of devoted K-pop fans flocked to the Singapore Indoor Stadium to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars. Despite the sudden downpour, fans weren’t letting a little wet weather rain on their parade – all geared up with ponchos and umbrellas in tow.

Missed out on the red carpet action? Here are the top highlights.

#1 When Apink were out there serving looks

Apink Naeun HallyuPopFest Red Carpet
Credit: Shannon Ang

Decked out in eye-catching monochrome outfits, all eyes were on the Apink ladies as they strutted down the red carpet. Visual queen Naeun looked particularly stunning with her chic bow tie ensemble and sleek ponytail. What a look!

#2 When EXID cured our OT5 withdrawals

EXID HallyuPopFest Red Carpet
Credit: Shannon Ang

EXID’s back as OT5! Leader Solji made her long-awaited return to the group after taking an indefinite hiatus due to a serious thyroid disease in 2016, with HallyuPopFest being her first official schedule. The girls also revealed that a new album is in the works, so be sure to show ’em lots of support for their next comeback!

#3 When Wanna One showed up in sharp suits

Wanna One HallyuPopFest 2018 Red Carpet
Credit: H.A.H Entertainment

Despite looking noticeably exhausted, Wanna One still put on their best-dressed foot forward as they stepped out in matching suits. The 11-member group walked the red carpet twice, but somehow managed to miraculously conjure rain for both days which unfortunately cut the Q&A session short – but they made up for it with tons of fan service.

Just look at this heart-fluttering clip of Daniel grabbing the hands of a fan at the front row!

#4 When Dreamcatcher went all out with fan service

Dreamcatcher HallyuPopFest Red Carpet
Credit: H.A.H Entertainment

Dreamcatcher’s fan service game was hard to beat. From blowing kisses to dishing out finger hearts, the girls certainly weren’t shy about showing their love for their beloved fans.

#5 When Heize ran out to take a plushie from a fan

Heize HallyuPopFest Red Carpet
Credit: H.A.H Entertainment

Being the total sweetheart she is, Heize spotted a fan holding out an Olaf plush toy to her and ran over to take it. It might seem like a small gesture, but it sure made the day of this lucky fan!

#6 When Eric Nam serenaded us under the sweltering heat

Eric Nam HallyuPopFest Red Carpet
Credit: Shannon Ang

We’re not kidding when we say Eric Nam was the star of the show. The man appeared for all three days of the red carpet, gamely answering questions, doing little dances and even gifted us with a spontaneous acapella in this unbearable weather. Major respect!

#7 When UNB suavely dodged a question

UNB Jun HallyuPopFest Red Carpet
Credit: Shannon Ang

An oopsie moment happened when UNB was mistakenly asked about their comeback plans in September, to which the members appeared flustered as they had just concluded promotions for ‘Black Heart’ not long ago. Luckily, Jun quickly came to the rescue by swooping in to say that “it’s a secret” and hope fans would anticipate their next album.

#8 When NCT 127 graced us with their presence

NCT 127 HallyuPopFest Red Carpet
Credit: H.A.H Entertainment

NCT 127’s appearance on the red carpet was brief, understandably so as we learned that they had touched down in Singapore in the wee hours prior to their performance. And hey, we’re not complaining – just their presence alone was enough to please all the NCTzens in attendance, who showed up in full force with their neon green lightsticks.

Featured image: Shannon Ang

Feeing the post-concert withdrawals already? Check out our full coverage of HallyuPopFest 2018 here!

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