Juyeon, the visual of the popular K-pop group The Boyz, is renowned for his striking looks. But it’s not just his appearance that leaves a lasting impression on other people. His charm and humility are equally captivating. A recent encounter in Paris is proof of this.

On September 3, 2023, a European fan shared a delightful story about her unexpected encounter with the K-pop idol in the City of Lights. While exploring the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the Montmartre district, she and her friend stumbled upon a “really handsome guy” in a chapel next to the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur. Little did they know, this handsome stranger was none other than Juyeon.

In a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter), the fan recalled, “I was taking photos when my friend came up to me and said, ‘Look behind me! There’s a really handsome guy!’”

Initially unaware of his identity, the duo continued their tour. However, curiosity got the better of them, and they approached Juyeon and his companion to ask for their Instagram handles. Juyeon‘s response was endearing and surprising. “When we asked him if he had Instagram, he seemed a little surprised, then he said, ‘Um, no.’ He asked where we were from. We said France and he said Korea. We then told him ‘Have a good day!’”

Close encounters with Juyeon

The story took another nice turn when the fan bumped into someone while taking a photo in front of the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur. To her astonishment, it was Juyeon. He recognized her too, and that culminated in a revelation. “He told me, word for word, ‘Actually, I have Instagram.’ Surprised again, I handed him my phone. When Juyeon handed me back my phone, I quickly looked at his photos. I thought to myself, ‘Weird, it looks like a celebrity account,’ until my eyes fell on the account’s name, which was @official_theboyz. I was shocked and started to stammer a little.”


She told Juyeon that while she didn’t recognize him at first, she knew of the band and loved their music. He responded by calling her a liar—as a joke, mind you. When she asked for a photo, he gave in and even put his best foot forward. “He was very motivated to take beautiful photos because the first time I tried to take my phone back after taking one, he said, ‘Again.’ It was cute and fun,” she wrote. “After taking photos. We thanked him and he asked us not to post them just yet. We said we could wait. We didn’t want to cause him any problems.”


The encounter didn’t end there. As the girls deliberated their next destination, Juyeon approached them once more, this time bearing two cups of strawberry granita as a token of appreciation. Their final farewell was marked by Juyeon‘s gracious wave, leaving an indelible mark on their hearts.

What to do when you meet an idol

The fan then offered some wise advice to others lucky enough to meet their idols in public. “If you ever meet a star, don’t jump on him with a video right away! Ask nicely if you can take a photo, and simply enjoy the moment. That way, you and your idol can have a good time without any problems and create a good memory!”

She then addressed Juyeon directly, “Finally, I’d just like to say a few words to Juyeon. Thank you for this simple and precious moment. We’ll remember it! I hope your trip to Paris went well and that you were able to enjoy it without problems. We’ll definitely be coming to The Boyz’s next concert!”

In related news, The Boyz released their second album [PHANTASY] Pt.1 Christmas in August. It features six tracks, including the summery bop “LIP GLOSS,” which has garnered over eight million streams on MelOn. – K-Pop News Writer

Featured Image: Two lucky Europeans lived every Deobi’s dream. Source: Twitter/@juyeonleepics.