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Paraguayan soccer fan in Korea to be swept away

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  • Published : Nov 29, 2010 - 19:01
  • Updated : Nov 29, 2010 - 19:01

Paraguay’s world renowned soccer fan, Larissa Riquelme, arrived in Korea last week for her dates with three Korean men, said a marriage consulting firm Monday.

Larissa Riquelme, 25, at a press conference in Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap News)



According to Sunoo, the 25-year-old model arrived in Incheon on Saturday, for her one week stay in Korea. Here she will go on dates with the three Korean men, chosen out of 1,592 applicants worldwide, starting Tuesday.

Through dates with her suitors, Riquelme will get a chance to see what Seoul has to offer. Larissa will go from Hongdae’s famous artistic streets to having dinner while overlooking the city’s nightscape and even enjoying an adrenaline rush at Lotte World.

One of the date courses lined up for Riquelme will go from Bukchon Hanok village to Myeong-dong and finally have dinner at Sinsa-dong Garuso-gil, famous for its shopping district.

The course was meant to show Korea’s past and present.

Each of Riquelme’s dates are said to be fluent in Spanish and English, and have planned the dates according to what they wished to offer the lingerie model.

According to one suitor, he planned his date based on what “only Korea has to offer.”

Riquelme came to fame worldwide after sporting a low-cut top, with a conveniently placed cell phone, while cheering for Paraguay during the 2010 World Cup.

Riquelme signed up for Couple.net in October and since then had been busy choosing potential suitors.

By Robert Lee (rjmlee@heraldcorp.com)