"Bright" Vachirawit makes history as first Thai actor to attend the Met Gala
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"Bright" Vachirawit makes history as first Thai actor to attend the Met Gala

Exploring Bright's background and journey to global recognition.

Key Information

  • Name: Vachirawit Chivaaree
  • Nickname: "Bright"
  • Born: 27 December 1997
  • Nationality: Thai
  • Known for: 2gether TV series
  • Instagram: @bbrightvc

Bright Vachirawit: The Journey

Bright Vachirawit or Bright, a Thai actor, singer, and entrepreneur, made waves as the first Thai male star to attend the Met Gala in May 2024. His recent red carpet appearance has skyrocketed his global popularity. As a brand ambassador for Burberry, he made his Met Gala debut in a custom-designed pleated jacket with a netted gold inner layer. His look was completed with tailored silk trousers, showcasing a sophisticated blend of modern and classic fashion.

Early Life

Bright Vachirawit was born on 27 December 1997 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. Growing up in a family of musicians, he learned to play multiple instruments at a young age. Throughout school, he took on many acting roles in TV series and shows. Bright debuted as a host in 2013 on the Thai reality TV show Strawberry Krubcake and later made his acting debut in the 2016 film Love Say Hey.

Breakthrough Role

Bright’s breakthrough role came in 2020 with the Thai TV series 2gether, where he starred alongside Metawin Opas-iamkajorn ("Win"). The series, which follows the journey of two college boys transitioning from a fabricated romantic relationship to a genuine couple, became massively popular both nationally and internationally. It garnered over 100 million views on LINE TV and won multiple awards, including the "Maya Award for Best TV Series of the Year 2020." The series’ popularity led to the "Bright-Win" Global Live Fan Meeting in locations such as Japan and Hong Kong. Bright also starred as "Thyme" in F4 Thailand, an adaptation of Boys Over Flowers, a television remake of the popular Japanese manga.

Check out Bright’s latest movie "Love You to Debt"

Brand Ambassador and Cloud9 CEO

Before being named a global brand ambassador for Burberry in 2022, Bright made regular appearances at prestigious events worldwide. He has collaborated with top fashion houses including Gucci, Prada, Bulgari, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton. He is also a brand ambassador for Adidas, Samsung Galaxy, Bangkok Bank, and Bonchon Chicken, demonstrating his popularity both at home and abroad.

Beyond acting and fashion, Bright is reshaping the Thai entertainment industry with Cloud9 Entertainment, a comprehensive entertainment company aimed at pushing Thai artists to succeed on an international level. He is also the founder of ASTRO Stuffs merchandise.

Awards and Philanthropy

Bright is listed in Vogue’s "Top 50 Influential" and was featured in the "Top 100 Most Searched Asians on Google Worldwide" in 2022. He is frequently listed among the "Top 20 Most Attractive Asian Celebs" and was honoured with the "Golden Cane Award" at the Chaplin Awards Asia ceremony in 2023. He also appeared in the 2024 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in the Entertainment and Sports category.

Beyond his personal achievements, Bright is an advocate for social issues such as mental health, wildlife conservation, and sustainability. He has partnered with UNICEF to promote mental health through "Sound of Happiness," spreading awareness with the tagline "You Are Not Alone In The Universe." Other philanthropic ventures include donations to the Seub Nakhasathien Foundation for wildlife conservation and initiatives like "One Tree Planted" and "Right To Play - Protect. Educate. Empower" for underprivileged children.

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