The “hot” farang in the security guard uniform who drove Thai girls wild today is actually not a security guard at all, but a popular English teacher on social media named Kellen James.
Kellen James, from Boston, Massachusetts, confirmed with Coconuts that it is indeed him in the viral photos, and the reason for the security guard outfit is a part-time job — but not the kind you think. The part-time job a role in the Thai TV series “Happiness.”
Kellen refused to reveal any information about his role because it is confidential, but we hope it’s a romantic comedy about a Thai girl who falls in love with a “cute farang” who speaks Thai, and not one of Prayuth’s happiness projects.
Asked if he has any love message to send to the Thai girls who want to hire him to guard their hearts, he said: “No comment on that one. I’ll let those people keep dreaming.”
Boasting over 100,000 followers on his Facebook page “Gin Farang” (loosely translated to “Eat white guy up”) Kellen is a successful freelance English tutor who teaches private and group classes in Bangkok.
“I’m not here to ‘get famous’ but to live in a country I love and teach the people here something they want to learn,” he said to a Coconuts reporter after reading our joke on “foreigners who are famous for a simple thing like speaking Thai.”
Anyway, Kellen seems like a nice guy, and he is an English teacher who speaks English. You can go check him out on his Gin Farang Facebook page.
Here’s a video of Kellen encouraging Thai people to approach their farang crushes — because at least they end up getting to practice their English for free.