With their sunny and attractive mixed appearance, these men embody a unique blend of international allure and local charm. Their exotic features and sun-kissed complexions are enhanced by their multicultural background, a perfect example of Thai Male Beauty and Charm.
Like other Catholics, they are often part of close-knit groups where they share their experiences and support one another. They also tend to value the symbolic significance of beauty. A kathoei’s beauty is often used as a mark of status, for instance, a beautiful kathoei may be able to afford better medical care and products. Furthermore, their beauty is often used as a tool to promote social acceptance and legitimacy.
Beyond Borders: The Allure of Thai Male Beauty and Charm
The Kathoeis’ sensitivity towards the idea of beauty allows them to identify and respond to different trends in the Western and Korean cultures. However, the ideal of beauty for them remains very much rooted in their local culture. As such, they will probably not try to adopt the European or the plasticky Korean look.
In fact, their innate sense of beauty is what makes them so special. For example, kathoeis love to express their femininity through the use of perfume and make-up. They also embrace the ritual of injecting themselves with charm needles (known as susuk) to enhance their beauty and health.
As for their body shapes, they prefer slimness. A kathoei who has big muscles is abusingly called a buffalo kathoeis, whereas those who have very thin hair are called ‘pret kathoeis’.