I follow them (the male ones at least) through the entertainment websites (see Wise Kwai's Thai Film Journal, Entertainment DIRTH Version, Bangkok of the Mind, and Lyn's Lakorn Blog). Also, fellow BKK-based Pinoy blogger, Man of the Rose, regularly features male Thai celebrities (and more) in various states of undress (beso, beso kumare!). Most of the time, however, I look them up in fashion magazines, which I simply couldn't get enough of.
For ages now, I've been planning to write about my favorite Thai celebrities and I do have a long list of them, so might as well start already, chai mai?
I first saw Nichkhun Horvejkul's face pasted on the side of the SkyTrain. He was on an ad for some orange juice or something. The moment our eyes met my ovaries did a thousand somersaults; I nearly fell on the tracks! Chowz!
A few days later I again saw his commercial in the cinema, and not to exaggerate, but he really took my breath away.
Da who is Nichkhun Horvejkul??? According to his Wikipedia entry, Nichkhun was born in 24 June 1988 in California where he was discovered by a producer of JYP entertainment, a South Korean talent agency. He is now a member of a seven-member Korean boy-band called 2PM since 2008.
The photo above was supposedly taken when Nichkhun reported for the lottery in which soldiers are drafted. It would be such a waste of talent if he were to join the military, chai mai?
Because Korean pop culture is very big in Thailand (I mean they're CRAZY about everything Korean), perhaps it was not difficult for Nichkhun to quickly gain popularity in Thailand. I suppose many Thai celebrities could only dream of becoming K-Pop stars themselves.
Nichkhun is set to star in a Korean movie called The Shining Diploma (source).
Recently, Nichkhun was chosen by the Tourism Authority of Thailand as the face of "Come to Thailand; Let's Take a Break!" (official website here).
Gosh, who could resist not coming to Thailand if the endorser is as cute as him, di ba?