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KCON LA Guest Spotlight: June Saladino

By Leah Westbrook | July 29, 2015 11:34 AM EDT

In our ongoing effort to give you the most up-to-date and in-depth information on KCON LA, our guest spotlight series continues as we introduce you to June Saladino, the U.S. Media Representative and photographer for HALLYU Magazine.

In charge of updating HALLYU Magazine's social media accounts, Saladino also updates the K-Pop Vegas page and runs both Krazy4KPop and WINNER's North American Inner Circle. A lover of music, travel, hockey and photography, June is rarely without a camera, "as you never know when that 'Kodak moment' will present itself."

Saladino is also a lover of K-Pop, K-Dramas and "pretty much anything related to Korea." She was first introduced to the K-Pop world about 8 years ago, when she discovered DBSK.

"I just happened to come upon them when I saw their Japanese version of "Love In The Ice." After researching them, I learned they wre in fact Korean and I was hooked. After that, I started searching K-Pop groups and the rest is history."

Her list of K-Pop group favorites is extensive, including the likes of WINNER, Boyfriend, BTS, Madtown, History, APink, Sistar, Monsta X, JYJ, B1A4, B.A.P, U-Kiss, MrMr, and Big Bang, among others.

June got into K-Dramas a few years after discovering K-Pop and admits, "Once you start watching K-Dramas, you will never stop. They have a way of drawing you in and how could you not be? K-Dramas have some of the most attractive actors in them."

Some of Saladino's favorite actors include Jung Il Woo, Kim Soo Hyun, Kang Sora, Park Shin Hye, Park Min Young, Gong Hyo Jin, Jo In Sung, Lee Minho, Lee Bo Young, Lee Jong Suk and many more.

This will be Saladino's fourth year at KCON.

"I've been attending since it first started but I honestly believe this year is going to be the best so far, not just with the concert lineup but also with the appearance of the amazing actors KCON is bringing."

Saladino will be part of the "Secret Lives of K-Pop Fans Over 30" panel this year.

"All fans are urged to attend, no matter what your age. We'll be sure to make it fun for everyone, plus we have a few small giveaways."

When asked what she's most looking forward to at this year's convention, Saladino replies:

"I'm excited about the panel I will be on this year and meeting the other panelists. I think younger KPop fans would be surprised as to how much we all have in common as K-Pop fans in general. Music has no boundaries! I'm also excited that Kim Soo Hyun and Daniel Henney will be at KCON LA this year. I have a mission to see them! Last but not least, the concerts...K-Pop concerts are always entertaining!"

Saladino's advice for first-time KCON visitors is this:

"There's a LOT to see and do at KCON [so] plan your time as best you can and don't be disappointed if you don't do or see everything on your list... If you remember to have fun, KCON will be one of the most amazing experiences you will have this summer!"

For more from Saladino, be sure to check out her Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram.

Tagged :  KCON LA 2015, Special Guest, June Saladino

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