When KFC Philippines realized they had a Kim Shin lookalike on their staff, they couldn’t help but have a little fun. They launched a search for his bride on Facebook, promising to give gift certificates worth P5,000 to Ji Eun Tak’s twin. The post was shared over 40,000 times and hundreds of entries poured in. “I’m the original Goblin Bride,” one aspirant declared.
“I can see the sword,” claimed another.
One girl promised to cut her hair like Eun Tak’s if she won.
But the search is over. KFC’s Goblin has found his bride—and no, he didn’t have to wait for over 900 years.
Yuka Oikawa, a 21-year-old Filipino-Japanese psychology graduate from New Era University, said her friends and her mom’s friends have been telling her that she’s a Eun Tak lookalike. And when they found out about the KFC contest, they started tagging her and posting her pictures. They convinced her to post an entry, too, and she did, with the caption “For the love of KFC gravy.”
Yuka, who said she feels “happy and shookt” about winning, noted she’s “definitely a fan of ‘Goblin.’” “Siguro what I love about ‘Goblin’ ay yung papatawanin ka, papakiligin and papaiyakin,” she told Super.
She plans to use her KFC gift certificates to treat her family and close friends. Her KFC favorites? Fries, fun shots and gravy.
And no, unlike Eun Tak, Yuka cannot see ghosts. “Ayoko po makakita,” she said.