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  • #1641151
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    HelloCambodia
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    How many Cambodian or more generally Khmer idols can you name? What makes them unique or worth mentioning?

    1.Sinn Sisamouth-King of Khmer music
    2.Ros Sereysothea-Golden Voice
    3.Pan Ron-In top 3 of the 60s/70s
    4.Touch Sreynich-ruled late 90s and early 00s
    5.Preap Sovath-most mentioned in early 00s, pioneered new wave
    6.Meng Pichenda-well known in late 90s and still going
    7.Tep Rindaro-oldest actor since post Khmer Rouge
    8.Pisith Pilika-successful 90s actress whose reputation rose even higher after her assassination
    9.Him Sivorn-supposed to play Ros’s role and dominate the cinema sector
    10.Noy Vanneth-1st singer after KR
    11.Keo Sarath-1st Khmer American Singer?
    12.Kong Som Eun (classic 70s Khmer icon)
    13.Vichara Dany (classic 70s icon)
    14.Dy Saveth-A highly revered actress who pioneered Cambodian cinema and is still contributing
    15.Ampor Tevi-ruled 90s cinema w/Tep
    16.Chan Leakenna-ruled late 90s and still around
    17.Loto-because he’s a unique comedian
    18.Ah Krum-1st post KR comedian?
    19.Ho Lavy-1st known Khmer rockstar?
    20. Choum Nimol-Dengue Fever!

    Idol/Icon status?
    21.Khemarak Sereymon? (Sunday)
    22.Khan James? (Rock)

    In the U.S

    23. Laura Mam (rising?)
    24. Bochan (rising?)

    #1641152
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    sapphirise
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    26. Trong Der-father of Vang Der (22), comedian with Kong Sam Eun time
    27. Neay Koy-comedian partner with Krem
    28. Kat Sokim- multiple talents with traditional instruments, wedding singer, planner, actor, entertainers from tradition to modern
    29. Sokun Nisa- i like her voice lolz
    30. May Mern-oldest actress from 60/70-90s?

    #1641153
    Avatar of HelloCambodia
    HelloCambodia
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    Khat Sokhim and Mae Meun!!!=Good call!!!

    [i]Originally posted by sapphirise[/i]
    26. Trong Der-father of Vang Der (22), comedian with Kong Sam Eun time
    27. Neay Koy-comedian partner with Krem
    28. Kat Sokim- multiple talents with traditional instruments, wedding singer, planner, actor, entertainers from tradition to modern
    29. Sokun Nisa- i like her voice lolz
    30. May Mern-oldest actress from 60/70-90s?

    #1641154
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    Tevbot
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    late haing ngor- survived khmer rouge to write killing fields only to be kill on american street(the irony..)
    late dith pran – killing fields photojournalist
    king norodom sihamoni -ballerina?
    hrh princess norodom bopha devi – princess, dancer, still alive
    danh monica – only actress today skilled in classical royal khmer ballet
    late vann vannak – rip
    rithy panh – kr movies/documentaries
    maddox – umm wut his name mean in khmai? lol
    renny sanut – oun apsaraaa
    khmerak srey pov – sereymon’s cute talented sis <3
    meng munlo – soo versatile singer/actor
    heng bunleap- sing hardest sisamouth songs ;]
    somaly mam – srey/sapong social work
    loung ung – writer on her killing fields experiences
    late chea vichea- labor activist shot dead by hun sen elite family mafia
    sam rainsy – heavily scrutinized but only (male) opposition to hun sen monarch dictator (courtesy of CIA)
    mu sochua – ^ ditto most prominent female opposition to hun sen

    #1641155
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    KhmerCasanova
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    Kris Dim Khmer IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
    Francois Chau(actor)

    Pornstar
    Lyla Lei
    Lily Thai
    Luci Thai
    Mia Parks
    Sable Simms
    Kylie Rey
    Sothy Hiko
    Maxine X
    Nadia Phuket
    Asia

    #1641156
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    Kadin
    Moderator

    Marina Lek
    Model
    French-Khmer

    Dy Sao
    Actor
    Khmer
    Nationality: American

    Mey Bun
    Model
    Khmer
    Nationality: America

    http://khmer.cc/community/t.c?b=4&t=8172

    Phannary Pen
    Body Builder
    Khmer
    Nationality: American

    Tony Jaa (birth Name : Phnom)
    Actor
    Khmer Surin
    Nationality: Thai

    Truong Thi May
    Model
    KhmerKrom
    Nationality: ??

    [Message last modified 12-06-2011 02:21pm by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1641157
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    KhmerCasanova
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    Tony Jaa is not Khmer. He is Kuy.

    #1641158
    Avatar of HelloCambodia
    HelloCambodia
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    I don’t think pornstars are what we would call idols/celebrities because they’re underground stars and no one really knows them :/

    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Kris Dim Khmer IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
    Francois Chau(actor)

    Pornstar
    Lyla Lei
    Lily Thai
    Luci Thai
    Mia Parks
    Sable Simms
    Kylie Rey
    Sothy Hiko
    Maxine X
    Nadia Phuket
    Asia

    #1641159
    Avatar of KhmerCasanova
    KhmerCasanova
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    [i]Originally posted by HelloCambodia[/i]
    I don’t think pornstars are what we would call idols/celebrities because they’re underground stars and no one really knows them :/
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Kris Dim Khmer IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
    Francois Chau(actor)

    Pornstar
    Lyla Lei
    Lily Thai
    Luci Thai
    Mia Parks
    Sable Simms
    Kylie Rey
    Sothy Hiko
    Maxine X
    Nadia Phuket
    Asia

    [/quote]

    These pornstars have a bigger audience than most of these so called celebrity. Who knows or really cares for Franciois Chau. Mention the Thai sisters to a dude and he will know who she is.

    #1641160
    Avatar of HelloCambodia
    HelloCambodia
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    I don’t know…there are lots of them and I didn’t even know them (not that I’m a regular) until you posted their names lol

    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by HelloCambodia[/i]
    I don’t think pornstars are what we would call idols/celebrities because they’re underground stars and no one really knows them :/
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Kris Dim Khmer IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
    Francois Chau(actor)

    Pornstar
    Lyla Lei
    Lily Thai
    Luci Thai
    Mia Parks
    Sable Simms
    Kylie Rey
    Sothy Hiko
    Maxine X
    Nadia Phuket
    Asia

    [/quote]

    These pornstars have a bigger audience than most of these so called celebrity. Who knows or really cares for Franciois Chau. Mention the Thai sisters to a dude and he will know who she is. [/quote]

    #1641161
    Avatar of KhmerCasanova
    KhmerCasanova
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    [i]Originally posted by HelloCambodia[/i]
    I don’t know…there are lots of them and I didn’t even know them (not that I’m a regular) until you posted their names lol
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by HelloCambodia[/i]
    I don’t think pornstars are what we would call idols/celebrities because they’re underground stars and no one really knows them :/
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Kris Dim Khmer IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
    Francois Chau(actor)

    Pornstar
    Lyla Lei
    Lily Thai
    Luci Thai
    Mia Parks
    Sable Simms
    Kylie Rey
    Sothy Hiko
    Maxine X
    Nadia Phuket
    Asia

    [/quote]

    These pornstars have a bigger audience than most of these so called celebrity. Who knows or really cares for Franciois Chau. Mention the Thai sisters to a dude and he will know who she is. [/quote]
    [/quote]

    Did you google the names? I bet you a lot of kcers did. haha

    #1641162
    Avatar of KhmerCasanova
    KhmerCasanova
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    Ying Yong is a ethnic Khmer from Sisaket, Thailand. He is in Thai soaps and sing lukthung country songs. Most of his songs are in Thai/Lao but he has some songs in Khmer.

    In this vid he sings a khmer song at the end.

    #1641163
    Avatar of KhmerCasanova
    KhmerCasanova
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    From Surin is the Thai fighter Buakaw. He is Khon Khmer. A lot of Khmers claim Tony Jaa but he is ethnic Kuy. Buakaw is Khon Khmer and people in Surin are proud of him.

    #1641164
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
    Moderator

    I’m not familiar with Kuy.
    thank you for the correction.

    So he’s Kuy from Surin.
    and has Thai citizenship.

    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Tony Jaa is not Khmer. He is Kuy.

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1641165
    Avatar of KhmerCasanova
    KhmerCasanova
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    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    I’m not familiar with Kuy.
    thank you for the correction.

    So he’s Kuy from Surin.
    and has Thai citizenship.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Tony Jaa is not Khmer. He is Kuy.

    [/quote]

    They live side by side with Khmers in that area in Thailand. It’s funny how Khmers, Thai and Lao all claimed Tony Jaa but he was none of their ethnicity. People from that area are confused because everyone is mix. My fam from that area assimilated and they are now Lao speakers.

    #1641166
    Avatar of KhmerCasanova
    KhmerCasanova
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    Good info on Kui

    #1641167
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
    Moderator

    How many ethnicities live in Surin?

    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]

    They live side by side with Khmers in that area in Thailand. It’s funny how Khmers, Thai and Lao all claimed Tony Jaa but he was none of their ethnicity. People from that area are confused because everyone is mix. My fam from that area assimilated and they are now Lao speakers.

    Thanks.
    I watch many of his videos.
    love the host :)

    Originally posted by KhmerCasanova
    Good info on Kui

    http://youtu.be/Ity_RwYiVUk/quote

    [Message last modified 12-07-2011 12:21am by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1641168
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    Tevbot
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    KC are kuy khmer-surin? cuz speakin of kuyyy, i forgot kong kuy.. is he khmer or khmer-surin??

    #1641169
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    KhmerCasanova
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    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    How many ethnicities live in Surin?

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]

    They live side by side with Khmers in that area in Thailand. It’s funny how Khmers, Thai and Lao all claimed Tony Jaa but he was none of their ethnicity. People from that area are confused because everyone is mix. My fam from that area assimilated and they are now Lao speakers.

    Thanks.
    I watch many of his videos.
    love the host :)

    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Good info on Kui

    http://youtu.be/Ity_RwYiVUk/quote

    [Message last modified 12-07-2011 12:21am by Kadin]

    Khmer and Lao dominate Surin. Also Kuy and Chinese. Siem(Central Thai) are a minority in the area. Funny how Khmers from SrokKhmer born in Surin claim to be Thai but the Central Thai are not even in the area. The Lao which the Thai label as Isan are taking over the Khmer areas. We had a big bonn and have family reunion last year in 2010. The fam from Sisaket came over and the youth only communicated with the father through English.

    #1641170
    Avatar of KhmerCasanova
    KhmerCasanova
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    Tevbot

    singer Kong Kuy is Khmer. Most of the singers on CVM are from Phum Prasat in Surin. That is a Khmer dominated area.

    #1641173
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
    Moderator

    There are many Jon-jeat pek tet (minority) in Cambodia, among them are Kuy, Phnong and Prung.
    You can say there’re similar to the American Native Indians.
    Kuy for example, did not wear clothes until King Sihanouk distributed some to them during his visit.

    let me try to understand Surin. Surin was part of Cambodia until Thai took over.

    There are many Phnong, Prung and Kuy living in Ratanakiri and Monduliri.
    Except these places are IN Cambodia.
    Do these jon-jeat-pek tet in RatanakKiri and Mondulkiri fall under Khmer?

    In America, I know the difference between Race, ethinicity, and nationality.
    how would you categorize Phnong, Prung, and Kuy?

    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Khmer and Lao dominate Surin. Also Kuy and Chinese. Siem(Central Thai) are a minority in the area. Funny how Khmers from SrokKhmer born in Surin claim to be Thai but the Central Thai are not even in the area. The Lao which the Thai label as Isan are taking over the Khmer areas. We had a big bonn and have family reunion last year in 2010. The fam from Sisaket came over and the youth only communicated with the father through English.

    [Message last modified 12-07-2011 01:51am by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1641171
    Avatar of Tevbot
    Tevbot
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    ^^interesting. so would you guys say Kuy are native Khmer Loeu (khmer leur?), yet not khmer? =/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Loeu

    “The major Khmer Loeu groups in Cambodia are the:
    Kuy
    Mnong
    Stieng
    Brao
    Tampuan
    Pear
    Jarai
    Rade”

    ^obviously he’s not Cambodian, as he claim thai citizenship and where he live is now Thai province.

    but is he of kuy or surin Khmer heritage?? just wonderin..

    [Message last modified 12-07-2011 01:20am by Tevbot]

    #1641172
    Avatar of KhmerCasanova
    KhmerCasanova
    Participant

    [i]Originally posted by Tevbot[/i]
    ^^interesting. so would you guys say Kuy are native Khmer Loeu (khmer leur?), yet not khmer? =/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Loeu

    “The major Khmer Loeu groups in Cambodia are the:
    Kuy
    Mnong
    Stieng
    Brao
    Tampuan
    Pear
    Jarai
    Rade”

    ^obviously he’s not Cambodian, as he claim thai citizenship and where he live is now Thai province.

    but is he of kuy or surin Khmer heritage?? just wonderin..

    [Message last modified 12-07-2011 01:20am by Tevbot]

    Tony Ja is Kuy. Not Khmer. He can probably speak a lil Khmer due to Khmer being the dominant language in Surin

    #1641174
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    LikeRain
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    I say my favorite cambodian celeb from these lists is Ah Krum.

    #1641175
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    Tevbot
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    [i]Originally posted by HelloCambodia[/i]
    [b]I don’t think pornstars are what we would call idols/celebrities because they’re underground stars[/b] and no one really knows them :/

    ‘illegal status’ indeed as far as ‘Cambodian’ porn law, Kampuchea got it right recognizing porn is recorded prostitution.

    though kdaw kdaw kmalamharic jraan know them plenty well, ‘famous’ import-type.. sapong

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/07/17/the-growing-demand-for-prostitution.html

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/15/outsourcing-porn-sex-work

    …..

    #1641176
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    KhmerCasanova
    Participant

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    There are many Jon-jeat pek tet (minority) in Cambodia, among them are Kuy, Phnong and Prung.
    You can say there’re similar to the American Native Indians.
    Kuy for example, did not wear clothes until King Sihanouk distributed some to them during his visit.

    let me try to understand Surin. Surin was part of Cambodia until Thai took over.

    There are many Phnong, Prung and Kuy living in Ratanakiri and Monduliri.
    Except these places are IN Cambodia.
    Do these jon-jeat-pek tet in RatanakKiri and Mondulkiri fall under Khmer?

    In America, I know the difference between Race, ethinicity, and nationality.
    how would you categorize Phnong, Prung, and Kuy?

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Khmer and Lao dominate Surin. Also Kuy and Chinese. Siem(Central Thai) are a minority in the area. Funny how Khmers from SrokKhmer born in Surin claim to be Thai but the Central Thai are not even in the area. The Lao which the Thai label as Isan are taking over the Khmer areas. We had a big bonn and have family reunion last year in 2010. The fam from Sisaket came over and the youth only communicated with the father through English.

    [Message last modified 12-07-2011 01:51am by Kadin][/quote]

    In terms of ethnicity in Cambodia they are Khmer Loeu. Are they Khmer? It’s up to them to decide that. But the Jarai and Rhade people I met have nothing in common with me. I have more in common with an Ethnic Khmer from Vietnam because they practice the same culture, religion and we share a common language.

    #1641177
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    KhmerCasanova
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    [i]Originally posted by Tevbot[/i]
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by HelloCambodia[/i]
    [b]I don’t think pornstars are what we would call idols/celebrities because they’re underground stars[/b] and no one really knows them :/

    ‘illegal status’ indeed as far as ‘Cambodian’ porn law, Kampuchea got it right recognizing porn is recorded prostitution.

    though kdaw kdaw kmalamharic jraan know them plenty well, ‘famous’ import-type.. sapong

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/07/17/the-growing-demand-for-prostitution.html

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/15/outsourcing-porn-sex-work

    …..

    [/quote]

    Wow Khmer rap sucks.

    #1641178
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
    Moderator

    there are Khmer Leou, Khmer Surin and Khmer Krom

    I bet there are more ethnicity groups.

    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]

    In terms of ethnicity in Cambodia they are Khmer Loeu. Are they Khmer? It’s up to them to decide that. But the Jarai and Rhade people I met have nothing in common with me. I have more in common with an Ethnic Khmer from Vietnam because they practice the same culture, religion and we share a common language.

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    There are many Jon-jeat pek tet (minority) in Cambodia, among them are Kuy, Phnong and Prung.
    You can say there’re similar to the American Native Indians.
    Kuy for example, did not wear clothes until King Sihanouk distributed some to them during his visit.

    let me try to understand Surin. Surin was part of Cambodia until Thai took over.

    There are many Phnong, Prung and Kuy living in Ratanakiri and Monduliri.
    Except these places are IN Cambodia.
    Do these jon-jeat-pek tet in RatanakKiri and Mondulkiri fall under Khmer?

    In America, I know the difference between Race, ethinicity, and nationality.
    how would you categorize Phnong, Prung, and Kuy?

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
    Khmer and Lao dominate Surin. Also Kuy and Chinese. Siem(Central Thai) are a minority in the area. Funny how Khmers from SrokKhmer born in Surin claim to be Thai but the Central Thai are not even in the area. The Lao which the Thai label as Isan are taking over the Khmer areas. We had a big bonn and have family reunion last year in 2010. The fam from Sisaket came over and the youth only communicated with the father through English.

    [/quote]

    [Message last modified 12-08-2011 01:13pm by Kadin]

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    #1641179
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    KhmerCasanova
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    The Bob Dylan of Thailand is of ethnic Khmer descent. Nga made what the Thais call Song For Life popular.

    http://www.tomvater.com/thailand/real-rebel-music/

    #1641180
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    Tevbot
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    #1641181
    Avatar of HelloCambodia
    HelloCambodia
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    Has anyone else notice that Khmer actors from the 90s were actually good looking? Just to name a few
    1.Pisith Pilika
    2.Hok Leakenna
    3.Ample Tevi
    4.Rot Kunthea
    And Chorn Chan Leakenna before the 2000s haha

    #1641182
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    Tevbot
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    #1641183
    Avatar of HelloCambodia
    HelloCambodia
    Participant

    Lol Vichara Dany and Ampor Tevy are both classic hallmarks of Khmer beauty.

    [i]Originally posted by Tevbot[/i]

    http://khmer.cc/community/t.c?b=12&t=54432

    #1641184
    Avatar of VWAaron
    VWAaron
    Participant

    [i]Originally posted by HelloCambodia[/i]
    Lol Vichara Dany and Ampor Tevy are both classic hallmarks of Khmer beauty.
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Tevbot[/i]

    http://khmer.cc/community/t.c?b=12&t=54432

    [/quote]

    indeed. i’m in love with Vichara Dany <3

    #1641185
    Avatar of HelloCambodia
    HelloCambodia
    Participant

    What drives me to mention the classic Khmer actors look is because I watched old Khmer videos the other day and new mainstream actors like Meng Bunlo, Chea Vannarith, and Sarai Sakana to an extent (not that they’re bad actors)=look like everyday people you could approach on the streets compared to more stunning Vichara Dany, Ampor Tevy, Pisith Pilika, Kai Prasith etc. *yawn* Khmer actors are just becoming more and more of your everyday people. Soon a girl you meet at a bar could become the next movie star or should I say karaoke dancer which is now considered a “star”

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