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IN PHOTOS: Thai star Mean Phiravich spoils fans with songs, selfies, and games

Fangirling is not an easy job but if it’s for a modest actor like Phiravich Attachitsataporn, all of it will only feel like a breeze–and here’s why

Before making a name for himself, Mean (just like any other actor in the entertainment industry) started with a guest role for Love Sick: The Series Season 2 (2015), a talent-searching and reality TV program produced by Channel 9. When the management noticed his acting skills, he landed supporting roles in Thai drama series such as I Love The Fat Guy 2 (2016) and Make It Right: The Series (2016). In 2018, the 21-year-old actor received his biggest break thus far. He played the role of Tin Medthanan in an LGBT-based drama series titled Love by Chance (2018), which aired on LINE TV and GMM 25 on August 3, 2018. 

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So, if there are two things to love about Mean, then these are his passion for acting and his genuine love for his fans. And last November 30, 2019, Mean returned to the Philippines for a fiery (but sweet) early Christmas fan meeting and concert. According to multiple news websites, the Thai model and actor tirelessly helped with the nitty-gritty details of the preparations. The event, which was billed as Mean On Fire, was divided into three segments: a one-minute interaction with him on stage, a press conference, and a concert.

During the one-minute interaction, Mean gave each fan a chance to hi-touch and have a “premium selfie” with him. Fans, who availed of these “perks,” were able to give their gifts to the actor personally.

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At the press conference, Mean answered a few questions from different media outlets.  When asked about his reaction to the overwhelming support of his Filipino fans, the Love by Chance actor gladly said that “This is my second time in the Philippines and every time that I’m here, the support of my fans has always been good.”

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Apart from that, he also mentioned that he has always wanted to visit the very famous Chocolate Hills in Bohol. After the press conference, members of the media were then ushered to Tanghalan Haribon where the actual concert happened. Clad in a black trench coat, Mean surprised his fans with his performance of “God Gave Me You,” a song that became an anthem for hit love team AlDub in 2015.

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Soon after, Mean immersed himself in the local culture as he changed into a Barong Tagalog, a formal shirt worn by men in the Philippines. Aside from Q&A, wherein he revealed that his crush is actually Doraemon, Mean also engaged in a fun game called “Fiery, Sweet Chocolate Challenge.”

He was also taught how to say common Filipino phrases such as “Mahal kita,” “Kamusta ka,” “Ang gwapo-gwapo ko” and “Ang ganda-ganda nyo.”

In case you missed this epic event, check out our photo highlights: 

Photo by: Tyne Villan/INQUIRER.net
Photo by: Tyne Villan/INQUIRER.net
Photo by: Tyne Villan/INQUIRER.net
Photo by: Tyne Villan/INQUIRER.net

Mean On Fire was presented by Thai Entertainment Portal in partnership with Ultimate Troop Thailand and MeanPlan PH.

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