Friday, February 3, 2012

Grace Lee and President Noynoy Aquino

Grace Lee? Who is that girl?

Grace Lee on Wikipedia:

Grace Lee (Korean: 이경희; born Lee Kyung Hee) is a Korean television host and radio disc jockey working in the Philippines. She is the third Korean expatriate to appear prominently in Philippine television, after Sandara Park, Ryan Bang and her fellow DJs Sam Oh and Jinri Park.
She can speak Tagalog and English in addition to her native Korean.

Early life
Lee was born and raised in Seoul, but moved to the Philippines at the age of 10 because of her father's business, which involved importing Korean cars. She studied from third grade to senior high school at St. Paul College in Pasig City and graduated from Ateneo de Manila University, where she obtained her Communication Arts degree. Before becoming a TV host, she has been hosting events for Korean-Filipino communities as well as being an official interpreter for Malacañang.

Lee planned on becoming a journalist. She sent her résumé to major television studios in the Philippines and received a callback from GMA Network. She landed her first Philippine TV hosting job in March 2007 as a segment host on Q Network’s lifestyle-magazine show "The Sweet Life". Among her first assignments include featuring life in Korea where she gets to wear traditional female garb as well as interviewing prominent Korean celebrities such as Yoon Se Ah of Lovers in Prague and King Sejong the Great drama series.

She recently joined Magic 89.9's morning radio show Good Times With Mo with Mo Twister and Mojo Jojo as a replacement for Andi-9. Lee is also a Manila correspondent for Yonhap Television News in Korea, as well as teaches at the Manila New Life Church's Sunday school for preschool students and takes part in various outreach programs.

Grace Lee hosted a cooking reality show, "Eateria" that aired every Sunday mornings on GMA Network. Lee also hosted "Diz Iz It" that aired 6 days a week on GMA.

She is now a guest segment anchor both for Balitanghali on GMA News TV on weekdays, and 24 Oras Weekend Edition on Saturdays on GMA Network.

She is amazingly beautiful!

Mommy Mai

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Grace Lee asks for time, space to get to know PNoy


MANILA, Philippines -- Korean television and radio personality Grace Lee is already gearing up for the birthday of President Benigno Aquino III, who turns 52 on February 8.

"I'm brewing something up, and surprise na lang," Lee told ABS-CBN News in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

"Love? Pwede rin," she said, laughing.

One day after Aquino admitted that he and Lee are seeing each other, the 29-year-old Korean finally agreed to an interview on her budding romance with the bachelor president.

Lee was gracious enough to answer questions after her private meeting with talent manager Arnold Vegafria.

"We are dating. We are starting, so sana everyone will give us time and space to get to know each other more," Lee told ABS-CBN's Mario Dumaual.

She said the first time she met Aquino was during the inauguration of the Korea Electric Power Corp. power plant in Cebu in June last year.

Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the Philippines when she was 10 because of her father's business. She finished her high school at St. Paul's College in Pasig City, where she had studied since Grade 3. She studied Interdisciplinary Studies, Communication Arts and Chinese Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Lee actually got to work at Malacañang as an official interpreter in 2005 but she said she never thought that she would one day meet Aquino.

"To be liked by a man who leads the country is very flattering," Lee said. "He's such a gentleman. When he acknowledged it, I think that was out of respect for me."

Lee's manager, Vegafria, said he expects a big change in the life of his talent.

"It is a serious concern. I hope the public will give them space," he said.

Lee, meanwhile, laughed off rumors that Aquino already proposed marriage.

But wherever this relationship may lead, Lee said she is ready for the effects this will have on her life, as well as her family.

"The age gap and racial differences do not matter," she said. "Well, at least whatever we have right now will serve as an inspiration to a lot of people out there." -- With report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News

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