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Celebrities in the Marianas generate online buzz

(MVA) — Korean celebrities Jaehoon Lee and Jiyoon Park are generating quite a buzz in their roles as Marianas Tourism Ambassadors, recently wrapping up music video filming and fashion photo shooting projects in Saipan, Tinian and Rota with the Marianas Visitors Authority.

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Korean  music  artist  and  Marianas  Tourism  Ambassador  Jaehoon  Lee  and  his production team take a break while filming a music video on Rota in April 2017. Marianas Tourism Ambassador Jaehoon Lee at As Matmos on Rota.
Korean mode Hwang Bo on a photo shoot in Saipan. Korean model Hwang Bo on a photo shoot at award-winning Managaha.
Marianas Tourism Ambassador Jiyoon Park visits House of Taga while on a photo shoot for her fashion brand DICOTE on Tinian. Marianas Visitors Authority welcomes Marianas Tourism Ambassadors Jiyoon Park and Jaehoon Lee during their April 2017 photo and film shoots in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. From left is singer Jung Lee, Park, MVA Managing Director Christopher A. Concepcion, model Hwang Bo, MVA. board director K.J. Kim, and Lee.  MVA photos
Park visited Saipan and Tinian last month on a photo shoot for her fashion brand DICOTE with celebrity model Hyejung Hwang Bo. The photo shoot was conducted at major attraction points in Saipan and Tinian while they stayed at LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort. During Park’s visit to the Marianas, she uploaded 15 related Instagram posts, each receiving more than 5,000 “Likes,” mainly from women in their 20s and 30s.

Lee and his production staff filmed a music video for his new album while in Saipan and Rota.

“This was the crew’s first visit to Rota, and they all loved it, especially scuba-diving at Coral Garden and Rota Hole, eating local food including coconut crabs and raw lobsters prepared by Rota Resort and Country Club,” said MVA marketing manager Bruce Bateman.

“They had back road driving experiences to As Matmos and Pona Point to capture the beautifully preserved nature of the island. Many of Lee’s fans have showed great interest in traveling to The Marianas as he has uploaded Marianas-related posts on his personal Instagram and replied to many of his fans’ comments and inquiries on each of his posts.”

Lee was accompanied by Korean celebrity singer Jung Lee, who said he especially enjoyed shopping at TRIBE Marianas, visiting the Garapan Street Market, having a barbeque at Paupau Beach, and scuba-diving in Rota.

Photos and video footage during the tours will be utilized in both online and offline marketing programs, especially through MVA’s official social media channels in Korea, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and other travel related social media platforms in Korea.

During their visit, the ambassadors also attended a dinner hosted by MVA. Discounted lodging was provided by LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort and Rota Resort & Country Club.