There are many Kpop idols who come from Thailand, and most of them manage to bring a piece of their culture into the Kpop scene.
Throughout the years, there have been many Kpop idols who originated from Thailand. Despite being active majorly in Korea, most of them strive to promote traditions and elements from Thai culture as well. For female idols, a common way to do this is by adorning traditional Thai clothes.
(G)I-DLE Minnie once donned a traditional costume called Chut Thai, made out of red fabric embedded with gold threads. Compared to her mysterious and alluring image on stage, Minnie exuded a regal and chic aura in her nation’s garments.
Having been born into a high-society family in Thailand, it came as no surprise that Minnie looked like an actual Thai princess.
BLACKPINK Lisa is another idol who actively promotes Thai culture in Kpop. In her solo MV “LALISA”, the BLACKPINK member went viral for wearing a bronze Sabai with a traditional Thai crown – which was the perfect mix of modernity and convention elements.
Upon the success of “LALISA”, the Thai garment Sabai also became a hot topic. Traditional Thai costume shops find themselves receiving various customers, who wanted to try out the outfit, with some even wearing it to BLACKPINK’s concerts.
Former CLC member Sorn also drew attention for wearing a traditional Thai outfit when she received the 2018 Outstanding Filial Piety Award from Thai princess Soamsavali. In particular, the female idol appeared in a baby blue Thai Chitlada, exuding a soft and gentle vibe.