Thai Prime Minister Names Her Favorite K-Pop Star and TV Drama


The Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, picked her favorite K-Pop star and TV dramas, reflecting the growing presence of Hallyu content in the Southeast Asian country. She sat for an interview with TV Chosun’s “Choi/Park’s Current Affairs Talk Board,” and talked about Korea and Thailand’s economic/cultural relationships, her political ideas, and passion for K-Pop.

“The Korean dramas I’ve seen so far are ‘Full House’ and ‘Dae Jang Geum.’ Among Korean celebrities, I like Rain and 2PM,” she said. In particular, she expressed her love for 2PM’s Nichkhun, who comes from Thailand as well.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is currently in Korea for the “2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.” She also had the chance to meet Nichkhun during a tea time ceremony with special guests on March 26. The interview with TV Chosun took place on March 24 and will air on March 26.