SINGAPORE - There was no black face nor the typical Korean idol gushing of "I love you Singapore, you girls are beautiful".
He also did not rave about chilli crab, the one local food item that Korean celebrities love.
And no fan managed to hug him.
Instead, Kim Soo Hyun was a breath of fresh air when he busted all assumptions about him at his fan meeting on Sunday night.
He was naughty.
This was the word fans Cora Ke and Pamela Ang used to describe the 26-year-old actor when he teased them mercilessly on stage.
Gone were the concerns that the star of hit Korean blockbuster drama My Love From The Star would be in a solemn mood due to the recent Sewol ferry disaster.
Indeed, earlier reports from Hong Kong said that Kim did not smile much in Hong Kong last week and even cancelled an event there due to the tragedy.
But at the Singapore Expo on Sunday, it was Kim who told the 2,800-strong crowd "to lighten the serious atmosphere".
Cue the endless digs he took at everyone, including his fervent supporters, who loved this unexpected twist.
Ms Ke, 27, a Guangdong native who had flown to Singapore for the fan meeting, participated in the "I want Kim Soo Hyun to grant my wish!" contest, organised by StarHub.