Three weeks ago, former international model Rojjana "Yui" Phetkanha returned to the spotlight, but it was almost as far from a stellar comeback as you could imagine. About 20 years ago she was living a glorious life, supposedly with a 50 million baht career sashaying on catwalks worldwide, gracing the cover of Vogue Singapore and being featured in Chanel perfume print ads.
Illustration by Terawat Teankaprasith
This time around, Rojjana, looking like a homeless person, was found harassing customers near a petrol station. Police came to the scene and took her to a temple where she said she was visiting relatives. Only two days later, the 37-year-old was spotted looking disorientated while sitting on the street, unable to give any coherent answers. At her father's request, the police decided to admit her to a mental hospital.