Bling Empire: New York has arrived with a blinging bang, and this time a Bangkokian has graced the cast with a very special presence. Here’s what you didn’t know about Nam Laks, the Thai socialite turning things around on the Netflix hit series.
The so-called ‘Blair Waldorf of Thailand’ according to some, Nam Laks is portrayed as the daddy’s little girl who, according to the series, is used to getting everything she wants and is currently living on her dad’s credit cards. Following the spicy drama on Bling Empire, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Nam Laks.
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What you didn’t know about Nam Laks from Bling Empire: New York
1. Nam Laks’s real name is Nam Laksanakarn
She is introduced as Nam Laks in this Netflix original, which is actually shortened from her nickname and surname, Nam Laksanakarn.
2. Nam is the daughter of the former CEO of Natural Park Public Company Limited
The ‘daddy’ who is behind all her credit card expenses and threatens to cut her off after graduation, is Nakorn Laksanakarn. He is the former CEO of Natural Park PCL, a real estate developer that operates several hotels, hospitals, and housing in Thailand.
3. Nam is a Wednesday child
Nam has one older brother Nick, and one younger, Nino. The latter is also the one calling in the second episode to inform her about the bad news.
4. Nam is an Aquarius
Nam was born in the beginning of February 1994, making her an Aquarius.
5. Nam is allegedly ‘single’
As far as we can establish, Nam is officially still single. We have, however, noticed the occasional appearances of large flower bouquets on her Instagram, and that’s open to your own interpretations. Watch this space.
6. Nam graduated with both Bachelor’s and Masters degrees
Having finished high school in Bangkok, Nam graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Manchester in 2015. She then graduated with a Master’s degree at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Colombia University, as per her father’s request.
7. Nam’s family’s net worth
Nam’s personal net worth is somewhat of a secret, but her family’s net worth is estimated to be over US$400 million, according to various credible sources.
8. Nam loves fine jewellery, especially Thai brand Matara Studio
Nam Laks is spotted wearing a couple of pieces from the renowned Thai fine jewellery brand, Matara Studio, throughout the show. Considering that she’s into fashion, it actually comes to no surprise that she would love the cultured pearls from Matara.
9. Nam is a close friend of Mew Taesopapong and Jinny Chotivichit
Being in elite circles, Nam Laks sure has a lot of hi-so friends. She is friends with Kamonporn “Mew” Taesopapong, the heiress of Nakornchai Air, and Aimsiga “Jinny” Chotivichit, a singer-turned-business woman. She was also one of Mew’s bridesmaid at her wedding in 2021.
10. Nam is one of the contributors behind the most popular bakery stores in Bangkok, Lakshome
Nam Laks is part of the team behind Lakshome, an online bakery store that shook the whole online bakery market in Thailand for a while. Their signature item, the Molten Chocolate Cake, which is a luscious chocolate cake with cream on top, still receives a lot of love these days.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Thailand.