So how well do you know Messi?
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 14, 2017 09:08 AM
The scene that launched a thousand memes and almost broke Twitter, lead character Kim Bok-Joo first uttered the famous line at the end of the second episode of Weightlifting Fairy, asking her doctor crush Jae-yi "Do you like Messi?" (screenshot from viu.com)
"Do you like Messi?"
As if the Argentine football star is not famous enough, popular Korean Drama "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo" certainly helped grow Lionel Messi's legend with that now famous line.
The scene that launched a thousand memes and almost broke Twitter, lead character Kim Bok-Joo first uttered the famous line at the end of the second episode, asking her doctor crush Jae-yi "Do you like Messi?"
The line, of course, was first told by Bok-Joo's friend, Nan-hee, in the pilot with the reasoning that guys are supposedly attracted to girls who like sports.
Obviously, the titular Weightlifting Fairy didn't know a thing about "Messi" and was stumped when her doctor crush actually talked about football.
So in order to avoid embarassing yourself if you do use the same line as Kim Bok-Joo, arm yourself with some essential Messi knowledge for backup and future reference.
Messi of course, is Lionel Messi, the star of Argentina Football and is arguably the best player in the world today.
The now 30-year-old is the only player to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award five times.
Messi has an Olympic gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Games on top of being the leading scorer for both FC Barcelona and Argentina Football.
Oh, and he's no. 3 on the list of Forbes' highest-paid athletes in 2017.
So, do you like Messi too?
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo airs on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida after A Love to Last.