Reading to the blind for showing too much…

February 16, 2007

For those who enjoy noting deep-seated differences among cultures, here’s one you probably wouldn’t find in Hollywood. A student and aspiring actress who appeared in a revealing dress at the Thai equivalent of the Oscars has been given community service as punishment for undermining morality.

Chotiros Amy Suriyawong ensured maximum media exposure by stepping out last week in a full-length black gown, tantalisingly split from cleavage to hips to hem. But the authorities at her university described the outfit as obscene and gave her 15 days of reading books to the blind as punishment.

The whole incident has generated plenty of opinions. One producer went so far as to delete all footage of Chotiros from one of his films. A Thai newspaper actually reported that Chotiros won’t be wearing the dress when she reads to the blind. Thanks for clearing that up:


Thai actress Chotiros Suriyawong poses for a photograph in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, February 12, 2007. Suriyawong has become infamous overnight after wearing a revealing black dress to Thailand’s version of the Oscars. REUTERS/Stringer


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Every woman in the free world blah blah blah …

Sorry Blog Guy — sometimes you just gotta phone them in.

In other news, aspiring actress Chotiros Amy Suriyawong was seen in Santa Monica with Matthew McConaughey on Feb 13 …

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

In my opinion Chotiros Suriyawong dress is not too revealing. The Miss Asia 2006 contest is more revealing, the contestant have to wear more revealing dress in the evening wear segment

Posted by anakin | Report as abusive

I think her dress is too revealing. I compared her Drees and Liz’s dress at: wong.html She is too much!

Posted by Alex | Report as abusive

Reading books to the blind? If I were there, I’d pretend to be… blind!

Posted by A Schrerer | Report as abusive