Imagine being set up to go on a blind date with someone you barely know—but they have the potential to be great. And then it turns out, the mystery human has all it takes to exceed your expectations. This is what Gulf Kanawut’s first solo fan meeting felt like.
I knew Gulf Kanawut from his TharnType: The Series drama but I had to re-discover him as soon as his solo fan meet in the Philippines was announced. From then on, I realized that he’s a shining star with lots of charm and talent to offer. And his press conference and fan meet on October 2 were proof that I was definitely missing out.
It’s been days since Gulf made a splash in the Philippines but we still can’t get enough of his breathtaking visuals, heart-fluttering smile, and undeniable charm. Allow us to revisit the highlights of his solo fan meet below.
Gulf making the media and fangirls swoon
GULF KANAWUT IS FINALLY HERE. 😍
We can’t help but swoon as the charming #GulfKanawut faces the media. He revealed that he’s excited to “bring happiness” to fans tonight. #GulfInManila2022 pic.twitter.com/VJ4uWuPQbt— PhilSTAR L!fe (@philstarlife) October 2, 2022
Avid Gulf Kanawut fans—or Phiballs—know that the Thai superstar is a good-looking man. But nothing compares to the shock of seeing him in person in the intimate press conference and fan meet.
Pictures and videos don’t do Gulf’s visuals justice if we do say so ourselves.
Gulf admitting that he wants to be a “bad boy”
Gulf as a bad boy? We would love to see it. 🥰#GulfKanawut shared that he’s interested to channel his inner baddie and challenge himself by taking on villain roles in his next projects. #GulfInManila2022 pic.twitter.com/mgLSVPyEfe— PhilSTAR L!fe (@philstarlife) October 2, 2022
You’ve heard it from Gulf Kanawut himself, folks. The actor himself revealed in the press conference and fan meeting that he wants to be a bad boy in his next acting project.
Since he kept on talking about his desire to be a villain, it looks like Gulf is determined to become a baddie in the future.
Gulf setting the stage on fire with Why You So Serious
There’s no better place to show off your many talents than a fan meet—and Gulf did just that. The Thai superstar set the New Frontier Theater stage on fire with a fiery performance of his song Why You So Serious.
Gulf confessing his love for Sarah Geronimo
Sorry, Phiballs. It seems that Gulf’s Filipina ideal type is none other than Sarah Geronimo.
Manifesting a Gulf and Sarah G. collab!
Of course, we had to ask #GulfKanawut which Filipino and Thai actor he wants to work with in the future. He revealed, “I want to try working with Sarah Geronimo.” #GulfInManila2022 pic.twitter.com/kiPYJilfHZ— PhilSTAR L!fe (@philstarlife) October 2, 2022
If Gulf has the chance to work with Pinoy actors, he told the media that he would love to work with Sarah. He even had the chance to show off his inner Popster when he was asked to dance along to Tala at the fan meet.
Say hello to your charming fanboy, Ms. Sarah G!— PhilSTAR L!fe (@philstarlife) October 2, 2022
The New Frontier Theater erupted into cheers as #GulfKanawut danced along to Sarah Geronimo’s hit song ‘Tala’ with host Kring Kim.
Gulf recently revealed that he wants to work with the popstar royalty.#GulfInManila2022 pic.twitter.com/cBupjpNwt7
With the help of host Kring Kim, he was able to get the steps right in one go. Hopefully, we can witness Gulf and Sarah sharing the screen together in a project soon.
Gulf dropping hints for his upcoming projects
Of course, it won’t be a Gulf Kanawut fan meet if he didn’t drop a spoiler for his future projects. The actor revealed that he’s set to star in the upcoming series The Famous Gentleman and The Makeup Artist.
According to Gulf, both dramas are exciting opportunities since it shows different sides of him as an actor. He also shared that fans should be ready for the second episode of The Makeup Artist since something “exciting” will happen.
Meanwhile, Gulf said the Famous Gentleman will revolve around the “second generation” of the original series.
Gulf channeling his inner John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual
Just #GulfKanawut channeling his inner Popoy with Ms. Kring. 🤩— PhilSTAR L!fe (@philstarlife) October 2, 2022
Fans at the New Frontier Theater erupted into cheers when Gulf was challenged to reenact scenes from popular films ‘One More Chance’ and ‘Starting Over Again.’#GulfInManila2022 pic.twitter.com/dMiasH64Nd
Perhaps, the highlight of Gulf’s fan meet was the Thai actor showing off his acting chops when he was asked to reenact scenes from One More Chance and Starting Over Again.
The Thai actor was given a few minutes to internalize Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Marco (Piolo Pascual) before acting alongside Kring—much to the fans’ delight.
Gulf donning a Barong Tagalog for Pinoy Phiballs
Why hello there, Ginoong Gulf Kanawut.
To wrap up his fan meet, Gulf made sure to send his love to Phiballs by donning a Barong Tagalog. The actor made a heartfelt surprise after watching a video that showed fans sharing how much they love him.