Alderete Abigail

Abigail Alderete, born March 20, 1987 in Paraguay, is an MC, model and actress in South Korea. She is best known for hosting the 2008 KBS's program 'Chitchat of Beautiful Ladies' (a show that features foreign women, all of whom are living in Korea and fluent in Korean), appearing as a co-host on some episodes of Arirang's 'Traveler's Korean' and 'All Together' and for playing the role of "Chris" on the 2010 drama 'Playful Kiss'.

Abigail is the first Hispanic actress to participate in a Korean drama. Because of being fluent in Korean and too much love for the Korean culture there had been an ongoing debate over the net, some blogs tell that she doesn't have a drop of Korean blood in her while the rest say that her grandmother is a pure Korean, but one thing's for sure; 3 of her aunts are all happily married to Koreans and they now reside in Korea.

She is also fluent in speaking the Spanish, and English language and according to Arirang, she now studies at Hanseo University and has dancing as her hobby. She earned the nickname "Abi Gongju"(Princess Abi) due to her little princess like appearance and also for her bubbly and playful attitude that captures the hearts of young Korean men.

(Source: Arirang, SpanishWikia, and various blogs)

Drama & Films


Chris Guest Role


No Movies List

Comments (23)

  • Login or Register to post comments
  • Reply
    wind Mar 20, 2013

    Happy Birthday ^^

  • Reply
    dramafan1 Mar 20, 2013

    Happy birthday

  • Reply
    Kealohalani808 Mar 20, 2013


  • Reply
    QueenAin Mar 20, 2013

    Happy Birthday :)

  • Reply
    Rini365 May 13, 2012

    She was on MBLAQ Hello Baby she was one the moms! i knew she looked familiar!

  • Reply
    TaraVIP Mar 27, 2012

    Abi Gongju is just too much...

  • Reply
    Taylorgg12 Mar 20, 2012

    I loved her role as Chris. I think it's great that she has made a debut into korean tv even though she herself isn't korean (or atleast doesn't appear to be) Happy Birthday!


  • Name:

    Alderete Abigail
  • Native name:

    알데레떼 아비가일
  • Also Known as:

    Abi Gongju; Princess Abi; Abi; Abigail Alderete
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

  • Born:

    March 20, 1987
  • Age:


Recent Discussions