Mocked For Her "Witch Chin" Somtam Vendor Gets Extreme Makeover.


Mocked For Her "Witch Chin" Somtam Vendor Gets Extreme Makeover.

A 21-year-old Somtam (green papaya salad) vendor from Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, got the makeover on “Let Me In Thailand” third season, a Thai version of the popular Korean plastic surgery television show.

Let Me In or Let 美人 is a South Korean plastic surgery television program that airs on a local cable network called ‘Story On,’ which is operated by CJ Entertainment.  The title is a Chinese/English pun from the characters for beautiful 美 (sounds like ‘me’) and person 人 (sounds like ‘in’). It is a reality makeover style show that is a combination of Swan meets Cinderella meets Pimp my Ride with a Korean twist. The show premiered on 2 December 2011 and has been met with both acclaim and condemnation by locals in Korea.

The basic premise of the program is that women, and most recently, men, come to plead their case for surgery in front of a panel of hosts – A Korean TV drama starlet, an internet shopping mall CEO and three stylists.

Before the surgery, Wantakamphu was targeted by bullies for her looks, particularly her chin.



Said she had always been mocked for her “witch chin,” “When I look in the mirror, I don’t like what I see. I hate all the bully words. They say I’m a witch with a long chin,” the 21-year-old said.

Wanida Wantakamphu, from Nonthaburi, stunned the crowd when she stepped out onstage with a new look.

However, while everything looked great on the outside, after the surgery. It turns out that her boyfriend reportedly died in a car crash just four days before she stepped out on stage and revealed her transformation to the world.

“I was speechless. I didn’t believe it at first. I thought it was a prank,” she said

“He accepted me for how I used to look. I loved and miss him very much.”

Wantakamphu is one of the lucky few who was selected by Department of Labor’s three-year work program. She is set to depart for South Korea some time in 2018.





Wanida said now she can smile like she never did before.

“This show gave me a new life. It gave me a new face. It made me smile like I never did before,” she said.


Another successful story was the 22-year-old Noppajit Monlin had gone through the same operation, and like Wantakamphu, the surgery also made him physically unrecognizable that even his mother couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw her son.


Mocked For Her "Witch Chin" Somtam Vendor Gets Extreme Makeover. Mocked For Her "Witch Chin" Somtam Vendor Gets Extreme Makeover. Reviewed by Tunying on February 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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