Two, leading Thai actresses hit the red carpet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Araya A. Hargete, or “Chompoo,” was on duty in the French port city as an ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, the festival’s cosmetic partner. She sported a Zac Posen Spring 2013 dress for the premiere of Cleopatra. Fashion blog Red Carpet Fashion Awards applauded Araya’s style, saying that she looked like a princess.
Ratha Phongam, or “Yaya Ying,” was also at the red carpet premiere of Only God Forgives with director Nicolas Winding Refn and actress Kristin Scott Thomas. Despite the film’s poor reception at Cannes, Ratha’s gown and her Thai glamour impressed many of her fans and moviegoers at home.