Saturday, May 19, 2012

Evolution of a Thai heartthrob

Charlie Trairat ชาลี ไตรรัตน์ is known to horror fans as the young loner in a haunted boarding school in the Thai flick Dorm (2006). Foreign film buffs may also recognize him from his breakout role in the 2003 Thai comedy Fan Chan. Much like Korean actor Yoo Seung-ho, Trairat (age 19) successfully made the big leap from wide-eyed youngster to teen heartthrob in his country.

Charlie skillfully and convincingly carried an entire film on his thirteen year-old shoulders in 2006.

Following Fan Chan and Dorm, Charlie morphed into a regular teen with shaggy hair (who looked like pro skater Sean Malto).

In 2009, Trairat starred in Five Junctions (aka Phobia 2) and channeled a bit of Edison Chen's style. But let's face it; Charlie looked cuter and less sleazy.  Around this time Ajumma noticed he sported a more defined nose.

In the words of RuPaul, you better work! Trairat occasionally models high end fashions.

Charlie, you've come a long way, baby.  Kudos to your ever changing look and style.  Love your ladybug shirt, your new nose, and your full eyebrows.  Here's to your new role as a heartthrob.  May it be well-deserved and long lasting.

Photos via iheartlakorns, listal, Soompi, Tumblr, AsianFuse, Pinoy Exchange, MyDramaList