Screen capture from the 2019 MBC Entertainment Awards, aired on December 29

EBS’s penguin character, Pengsu, was on hand at the 2019 MBC Entertainment Awards to present the Global Trend Award. 

The ceremony, which was emceed by Jeon Hyun Moo, Hwasa, and P.O, took place on December 29 at the MBC Public Hall in Sangam-dong, Seoul. 

“They say I’m the first penguin to be invited to the ceremony. I would like to dedicate this honor to myself and my fan club. I will be giving a bouquet made of tuna to the winner,” said Pengsu before he announced the winner of the Global Trend Award.

Kim Seong Joo got on stage as the representative of King of Mask Singer to accept the award on behalf of the show’s team. “King of Mask Singer is the first Korean variety program format to be sold to more than 40 countries, and it has been widely praised,” revealed Kim. 

He continued, “Reporters come from different countries to cover the show. I’ve done interviews with FOX TV from the US, GDF from Germany, and other media outlets from various countries, without really knowing what was going on. I feel a sense of pride knowing that it is a well-made program globally.”