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K-pop star spotted shirtless at Vancouver beach has fans losing their minds

Before playing their show in Vancouver the group Seventeen took a break around the city
Kim Mingyu posted a photo of himself shirtless playing beach volleyball in Vancouver and fans went wild.

One of K-pop's biggest acts is playing a show in Vancouver, but before taking the stage Seventeen got fans excited as they posted photos from around the city.

Vancouver was even a trending term on social media Aug. 9 after one member, Mingyu (김민규), posted photos of himself playing beach volleyball and walking along the beach shirtless in Vancouver. The post already has nearly 2 million likes on Instagram and the photos have flooded other social media platforms, including Instagram and TikTok.

"Mingyu Vancouver version you will not be forgotten," wrote one fan twitter account

"Kim Mingyu in Vancouver is a sight to see," noted another, garnering thousands of likes in the process.


A post shared by 김민규 (@min9yu_k)

At the same time, Seventeen's Hoshi also hit a beach (and Fairview).


A post shared by HOSHI (@ho5hi_kwon)

It wasn't just the groups' beach adventures, though, that sent fans into a state of fervor.

When the members of Seventeen first arrived in Vancouver the airport was swarmed by fans trying to catch a glimpse of the group.

@shaa_n_n_ It was a stampede 😰 #shaa #seventeen #seventeenvancouver ♬ original sound - Shaa

And Seventeen's official account has shared lots of photos of the group around Vancouver, each garnering hundreds of thousands of likes.

At the same time, fans are sharing encounters with the group across the city as the Korean pop stars explore Vancouver.

@zin_nyidonnn I swear we werent following them around this all happened under 3 minutes (sadly) they were walking down that road on the right but suddenly turned around for some reason? (which caught me off guard) but yea they went on there way somewhere and i wanted to give them space (also since i was with family and we had to go) i have more videos of them and me freaking out but it reveals there location so i’ll post after they leave van #seventeen #shaking #stillhype #whatwasisupposedtodo #ididntevensayhi #seventeeninvancouver #pleasedonttrytofindthereaddress ♬ HOT - SEVENTEEN
@zin_nyidonnn Ulgo sipji ana but at the same time i do.. yo my luck is insane cuz i was fr sitting there drinking when bam like i was in shock at first. I can’t believe i saw seventeen on my second at vancouver. I wasn’t even here for the concert. I didnt even say anything cause literally no fans where there and they seemed busy. I wish i said hi ;( #seventeen #surreal #vancouver #imnotevenfromvancouver #ilovevancouver #myluckisinsane #iwouldbuyalotteryticktetrightthenifiwasoldenough #whatamisupposedtodo ♬ HOT - SEVENTEEN

Vancouver is the first North American date for the Korean superstars after a two-year hiatus.