24-year-old Burmese male model becomes international sensation after shaving his head to become a monk for 10 days

    Paing Takhon

    16th January 2021 – (Myanmar) Paing Takhon, a Burmese male model who has acted for various movies and a documentary drama series in Myanmar recently became an internet sensation after he decided to join a monastery for 10 days. Paing who is an ex-runway model was listed as one of the Top 10 Actors of 2019 by the Myanmar Times.

    Even though he shaved his long hair before joining the monastery, he still looks dashing in monk robes. He wrote on Instagram that “Spent my New Year 2021 by being a monk for 10 days and I felt so peaceful and knew myself more”.

    Paing Takhon was a runway model in 2014 before becoming involved in TV commercials, music videos and modelling for fashion magazine cover photos. He then became an actor in 2017 as the lead in the Burmese film Midnight Traveller and his popularity rose. He was also part of Buzzfeed’s list of “23 stunning South Asian men” in 2018.