Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has selected the singer Jay Park as an honorary ambassador for this year’s R-16 Korea. KTO will hold an appointment ceremony for Jay Park on May 5 at the Korea Tourism Organization’s headquarters in Seoul, Korea.
R-16 Korea is one of the world’s five major b-boy competitions along with Germany’s Battle of the Year, UK’s B-boy Championship, Freestyle Session of the US, and the Red Bull BC One. For R-16 Korea 2013, b-boy crews from 20 different countries will compete with each other in a tournament style championship that will be held on July 13-14 at Olympic Hall inside Seoul’s Olympic Park.
Jay Park, whose Korean name is Park Jaebeom, is a former member of the popular K-pop group 2PM. He is also a member of the b-boy crew A.O.M (Art of Movement) and with his appointment this year by KTO, will serve as an honorary ambassador for a third consecutive year at this b-boy event.
The Freestyle Session Korean Qualifier is scheduled to take place before the honorary ambassador appointment ceremony.
Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization