Although a few early model selfie sticks were floating around decades before now, they didn't really become all the rage until 2014. This past weekend, entertainer Rain's fans rejoiced in the selfie stick's invention after the mega-star whipped his out in the Australian city of Cairns and posted a picture that did his chiseled good looks justice.


Rain (a.k.a. Jung Ji Hoon) arrived in Queensland by way of Brisbane Airport on November 18, ready to assume his role as ambassador of the state's newest tourism campaign. He was given the warmest of welcomes there by Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) chairman Bob East and local Dreamworld celebrity Cinnamon the Koala. Aww! :) 

“Rain, who has previously visited Queensland as a cast member of the popular Korean reality TV show Running Man," Chairman East explained, "will reacquaint himself with some of the state’s most popular tourism destinations and attractions as part of the new ‘Q-pop’ campaign. This campaign is an innovative way to entice more travelers to experience the best of Queensland. We welcome Rain and look forward to him sharing his experiences with his global followers. We're excited to have him on board."

The Queensland government's Tweet gave everyone a good laugh. LOL

Rain wasted no time getting right to work on photo shoots and CF filming in Brisbane at stunning places like South Bank Parklands and the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8). Work also included some high-energy land and sea adventures along the Gold Coast, a food run at Eat Street Markets in New South Wales, and even a relaxing round of fishing.

The food he tried out looked deee-lish. Yum!

The incredibly busy entertainer probably would love to have stayed a lot longer, but duty calls. His current 2015 - 2016 world tour by name of "The Squall" awaits, and, with the first 2 concerts under his belt, he's got to get back in saddle.

Though it "rained" Down Under for nearly a week, Australia's eastern coast looked mighty sunny. :) 

Images: Tourism and Events Queensland

Cover image: Rain's Instagram

Video: Red Robot

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Stephe is a fantasy and paranormal writer who lives for anime, Doctor Who, telenovelas, and Asian dramas. She co-founded Cloud USA, a Rain (비) fan site for English speakers, with her best friend Terri and enjoys sharing interesting tidbits on DramaFever in her spare time.

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