This July is a great time for family bonding because South Korea’s cutest trio is visiting Manila!
Sam, William, and Bentley are visiting The Philippines for the first time to meet Filipino fans at The Hammingtons in Juanderland: Fanmeeting in Manila. The occasion is set to take place on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at 3 p.m. at the New Frontier Theater.
The South Korean celebrities rose to prominence after joining the roster of “The Return of Superman,” a reality show about celebrity fathers and their kids. At first, it was just Sam. William (now five years old), who also made an appearance on the show. Bentley (now four years old) became a member of the group. He was born one year later.
The three rapidly became fan favorites and won the prestigious “Grand Prix” award. Along with the other “Daesang” (locally known as “Prize”) winners at the 2018 KBS Entertainment Awards, cast. The family chose to leave the show earlier this year to pursue other options.
“Wilbengers: Suspicious Camping Commotion,” an animated superhero film, is one of them. William and Bentley, along with their father, star in this film. In addition, the family has lately developed a new website. On the ENA channel, there is a new variety show called “The Hammingtons’ Dream Closet.”
Away from the mainstream media, the brothers are busy with their own Youtube channel, “THE WILLBEN SHOW,” which has over 350,000 subscribers.
Despite their hectic schedule, The Hammingtons are looking forward to visiting Manila.
“This is an amazing opportunity and we are so looking forward to meeting our fans. The last few
years have been really difficult due to restrictions but finally being able to have the chance to
meet some of our international fans is so exciting,” shared Sam Hammington, the family
Sam is a New Zealander-Australian comedian who rose to prominence after appearing on the South Korean reality show “Real Men.” He was named “Best Male Newcomer” in 2013 for his outstanding performance on the show.
With only a few weeks till the fanmeet, Sam talked about how the Hammingtons are getting ready.
“We are not trying to overly prepare as we want to have an authentic experience while we are
there. However, we have been trying to learn some Tagalog but it is not as easy as we thought
it would be.”
Sam also mentioned that they’re excited to taste some of the delicious meals that followers have recommended, like “chocolate rice,” or champorado in Tagalog.
When asked how the kids reacted to the news, the 44-year-old star candidly answered, “To be
honest, I have told them but I don’t think they quite comprehend where we are going. They are
excited to go on an airplane to another country. But when we get there I am sure they will be
As a parting message to fans, Sam had this to say: “First and foremost, thank you for supporting
us in everything we do. We appreciate you all, and without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what
we do. This is our opportunity to thank you in person and hope to meet as many of our fans as
The Hammingtons’ fanmeeting in Manila is only one of the family’s numerous Asian destinations planned. Fans can expect to see more of the trio in person and on various media platforms across Southeast Asia now that WILD Group is in charge of their international efforts.
Tickets will be available this Saturday via TicketNet online. Prices for the fanmeet range from
PHP2, 850 (Balcony) to PHP6, 500 (MVP). The Hammingtons in Juanderland: Fanmeeting in
Manila is presented by CDM Entertainment.