It is ‘Stefan’ Sunti Weerabonchai, he changed his legal name as a preventative measure to ward off bad luck and bring in better luck. I really don’t understand how it works. Apparently if he doesn’t change his name, he will contract AIDs, be a womanizer, be a handicap, or even die. Um…two are choices you make. You can choose not to be a womanizer. You can choose not to sleep with random ‘loose’ women or use a condom, it’s highly unlikely nowadays to contract AIDS via a medical procedure. Being paralyze or even dying is a fact of life, it could happen and will happen. From what I know, Stefan is a buddhist, clearly he doesn’t understand the faith. Buddhism relies less on a higher being or fate and more on self-reliance.
Stefan has had his new name for a week now and claims the name change is working, two of his lakorns have started filming. “Since I have changed my name about a week ago, 2 of my lakorns have started filming and also my business of starting a health magazine has been accomplished, I believe the act of changing my name and my surname was a good thing. If was I going to marry Fon (his long-time gf ‘Namfon’ Kullanat Preeyawat), she will be Anrinon Sinkanawiwat (laughs).”
By the way, Namfon changed her name too, it’s now ‘Namfon’ Anrinon Hiranphontanon.
Stefan has been accuse of living with Namfon and not planning to marry her, which is a big ‘no-no’ in Thailand. He denies it. “It’s not like that, I don’t live there. I go there often but I do live in my own house. You asked if I would marry her or not, most likely not. I have said before I was working on it, at the earliest, it would will be 2 years from now. I think by then I will be ready and ask for her hand in marriage. As for an actual wedding or something along those lines, I can’t be sure.”
Did he just say ‘no’ and then said ‘yes’? I don’t think Stefan believes in the concept of marriage but the media is forcing him too. He will have to marry Namfon, if he plans to stay in this business.