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#FangirlGuide: Fall in love with Thai actor Gulf Kanawut with these 7 fun facts

By Hannah Mallorca Published Oct 02, 2022 5:00 pm

Kanawut Traipipattanapong—also known as Gulf Kanawut—is more than just a BL actor. The Thai breakout star is a man of many talents and charm, you’ll find yourself swooning as soon as you lay your eyes on him for the first time.

Gulf has captivated the hearts of fans with his handsome looks, versatile acting skills, and undeniable star factor. His role as Type in the Thai series TharnType: The Series might have earned his global recognition, but it’s time to fall in love with him as an actor, singer, and model. He deserves to be known as an individual superstar, after all.

Allow us to list down seven fun facts about Gulf Kanawut that prove why he’s the next superstar to watch.

Gulf landed his first solo magazine cover with L’Officiel Thailand in 2020

With visuals like Gulf, it’s almost illegal to see his face plastered on magazine covers and fashion editorials. Thankfully, he showed his “cool summer”-inspired visuals as the cover star of L’Officiel Thailand in August 2020. 

Gulf went from “hot guy” to a refreshing icon as he donned stylish blue outfits. In the cover story, he said taking a shower and “[sipping] a cold drink like coffee” are the best ways to cool yourself. 

Gulf wants to work with Sarah Geronimo

Imagine seeing Gulf and the popstar royalty in one project? The vocal and visual combination would definitely send fans into overdrive. 

If Gulf has the chance to work with a Filipino actor, he revealed at a press conference that he would love to work with Sarah Geronimo in the future.

As for Thai stars, he said he’s open to sharing the spotlight with fellow celebrities since he wants to “improve himself” as an actor.

Gulf dreams of pursuing a career in sports

Gulf’s dedicated legion of fans—also known as Phiballs—know that the Thai superstar is passionate about sports. He even showed off his skills in football on multiple occasions.

“[If I wasn’t an actor], I would [probably] be a sports reporter,” Gulf said.

Gulf’s dream project is related to football

It’s official—Gulf is a football junkie at heart.

Gulf didn’t hesitate to share his love for sports when it comes to sharing his dream project. If he has the chance, he would love to bring “all [my] fans to a football court and play together.”

Gulf is proud of his eye-catching smile

If there’s one thing that sends Phiballs into a frenzy, it’s Gulf’s heart-fluttering smile. Seeing his signature grin is a feast for the eyes in photos and videos, but it hits differently when you have the chance to witness it up close.

Gulf even shared to the press that it’s his “healing smile” that makes him feel confident. When asked about the most attractive part of himself, he still mentioned the same thing.

“[The] most attractive part of my body? It’s my smile,” he said.

Gulf likes to show off his inner baddie in the future

With his kind eyes and charming personality, landing “good boy” roles are no sweat for Gulf. But the Thai actor admitted that he wants to challenge himself as an actor by taking on kontrabida roles in the future. 

“I dream of playing a villain role… because [there is more] dimension to this [type of] character,” Gulf said.

The Thai actor also shared at a press conference that he wants to focus on acting to develop his skills.