5 Hot Koo-Jin Pairings in Lakorns!

5 Hot Koo-Jin Pairings in Lakorns!

Koo-Jin: This is a Thai term that translates into 'shipped couple' or 'fantasy couple'


These are the 5 hot Koo-jin couples that became hits, both in Thailand, as well as internationally, as soon as they starred in their first drama together. So much so, that the channel even made decisions to pair them up for multiple projects. Their chemistry on-screen earned them a lot of fans. Some of these couples (if not all of them) even have their own dedicated official fan-clubs!

So here are the 5 hot pairings in lakorns that we loved to watch! 


#5: Sean & Esther

Actor: Sean Jindachote & Actress: Esther Supreeleela

Sean & Esther earned a lot of fans for their chemistry in Leh Ratree, the remake of an earlier Thai drama of the same name. Ever since then, they have starred in two other drama/series together. And have become one of the couples that everyone likes seeing on their screen.

Sean has apparently confirmed his relationship with another actress Gypsy Keerati (source), but we certainly hope that Sean & Esther get to do more projects together!

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I have seen two of their dramas together - Leh Ratree and Boys' Paradise. Their cute moments was one of the things that I enjoyed in Leh Ratree, although I still ended up dropping that drama. Boy's Paradise ended up becoming my favourite part of the Ugly Duckling Series (yes, I loved it even more than Perfect Match). Esther's character was so funny in that drama! Especially, the way she interacted with Sean's character. They were so cute and funny in that drama, they ended up becoming one of the couples I loved watching!

Dramas Together:

Leh Ratree

Ugly Duckling Series: Boy's Paradise 

Ngao Asoke


#4: Bella & James

Actor: Tangsrisuk Jirayu & Actress: Bella Vanita

Bella & James starred in Khun Chai Puttipat together in 2013. Their on-screen chemistry became such a hit that the fans started shipping them in real life. They collaborated once again in Padiwaradda, in 2016. 

Bella has recently opened up about her relationship with Weir Sukollawat (source), despite that, the love for this couple is still going strong!

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I've only watched Padiwaradda with this couple, but I have to say that their chemistry was on-point. It was one of the things that made me look forward to the next episodes. 

Dramas Together:

Padiwaradda

Khun Chai Puttipat


#3: Mark & Kimberley

Actor: Prin Suparat & Actress: Kimberley Voltemas  

Mark and Kimberley first rose to fame as a koo-jin when they starred in Panchayan Kon Krua together. Since then, they have starred in two other as well as one upcoming drama. 

The two have confirmed the fact that they both are dating each other.

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I haven't gotten around to watch one of their dramas together. But I've heard so much about these two that I had to include them on the list. I'm definitely watching one of their dramas, as soon as I can.

Dramas Together:

Panyachon Kon Krua

Ton Ruk Rim Rua 

Ab Ruk Online 

Kom Faek (Upcoming)


#2: Mike & Aom

Actor: Mike D'Angelo & Actress: Sushar Manaying

Mike & Aom first starred together in Full House, the remake of Korean drama by the same name. Their chemistry was magnetic! And that is, in no way, an exaggeration. Everyone who saw them together became a fan. So, it was a good news when they starred in Kiss Me (a remake of Itazura Na Kiss franchise), the next year. 

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I absolutely loved, loved Full House. And the main reason was Mike & Aom. They had such an awesome chemistry, it was hard not to love them. I'm among the ones that are desperately waiting for them to work on a new project together soon. Even if it's just a sequel to Kiss Me.

Dramas Together:

Full House

Kiss Me


#1: Nadech & Yaya

                                           Actor: Nadech Kugimiya & Actress: Urassaya Sperbund

This pairing first started way back in 2010, when both Yaya & Nadech got paired in Duang Jai Akkanee. They were an instant hit, and ever since then, they have done many other dramas with each other. Time has not decreased the fans' craze for this couple. If anything, their fan-base has been increasing constantly. This couple is actually really close in real-life, though the status of their actual relationship is only known to them.

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This is my favourite couple, not just among the ones mentioned here, but among every other OTP I've ever seen. I first saw them in my first-ever lakorn, Duang Jai Akkanee. I ended up loving both - the show, as well as the couple. But it wasn't just the drama that made me their fan. It was their off-screen moments. The way they took care of each other. When they give interviews, the way they keep looking at each other...*heart-eyes*

Over time, this couple has become my real-life OTP. The one I ship in real-life. There have been a lot of OTP that I've loved watching, but this one just goes beyond them!

Just watch this sweet moment of theirs and you'll fall in love with them too! This is one of my favourite clips of them, especially since they didn't know they were being recorded. OK, that sounds a bit creepy, but it's not, I promise!

Dramas Together:

Duang Jai Akkanee

Game Rai, Game Rak

Torranee Nee Krai Krong

Roy Fun Tawan Duerd

Leh Lub Salub Rarng

Likit Ruk (Upcoming)

Nakkee 2 (Recently Announced Upcoming Movie)


If you'd like to add other pairings to this list, make sure to comment!

Which one among these couples did you enjoy watching the most?


P.S.: Image credit goes to the owners

Video credit goes to NYInterFC

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    tomatipasta 8 days ago

    ha, only seen sean & esther, mike & aom, from your list, as for the rest of 3, got yaya with james and mark :/ Weird

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    blackcatz9 17 days ago

    Full House and Kiss Me were very good. Loved them. Thanks for the article.

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    Antonin 19 days ago - edited

    Thanks, been trying to get into THai romance dramas, this should help

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      AnanyaS 18 days ago

      I'm glad that this could be of help :)
      If you're wanting to branch out to lakorns, imo, you should go with Full House (if you're into rom-com). Chances are, you'll love it! ^^

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    Closeacademy 19 days ago - edited

    Mek & Mild are one of my favorites. Loved them in both Ugly Duckling: Don't and Kiss The Series.

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      AnanyaS 19 days ago

      Haven't seen this pair yet. Thanks for mentioning ^^

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    Meyrisa 19 days ago - edited

    NY is my personal favorite too, their chemistry is simply amazing.. I liked James-Bella "JiRanee" couple too :)

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      AnanyaS 19 days ago - edited

      NY's chemistry is so good! They are awesome together!
      I enjoyed watching Bella-James in Padiwaradda too ^^

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    couchpotato_md 20 days ago - edited

    Love all this OTPs... love most Bella and James... Khun Chai Putipatt started by love for watching lakorns although Full House Thai was my first lakorn.

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      AnanyaS 19 days ago

      I enjoyed watching Bella-James in Padiwaradda too, they are cute together ^^

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    Serin 20 days ago - edited

    Nice article, thanks! My personal favorites are Mark&Yaya and Aomike couples. :)

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      AnanyaS 19 days ago

      Thanks :)
      I really love Aomike too ^^

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    MClyd 20 days ago - edited

    Psssttt... guys, what does OTP means?
    Gomenasai for being so baka.

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    totallyclueless 20 days ago - edited

    Whenever I see Aom and Mike, I get giddy in an instant :D <3

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    Are most Thai actors half-bloods? It's kinda obvious they have a mix of the Asian and Western race.

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      AnanyaS 20 days ago

      I don't know about all of them, but the ones mentioned here mostly are like Yaya, Nadech, Kim, Bella etc.

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    OnigiriBunnie 20 days ago - edited

    Wow I didn't know Sean and Gypsy were dating! I thought Sean was married with kids. I liked Sean and Esther but I also liked Esther and Push a lot too (even though I had a love/hate relationship with his character Sibtis in The Handsome Cowboy.) Aom and Mike are adorable in both Full House and Kiss Me. They both sold me their roles in those shows!

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      AnanyaS 19 days ago

      Ah, I've heard quite a lot about Push's character in The Handsome Cowboy...
      Ikr, Aomike's chemistry is simply amazing! One of the best couple I've seen in dramas!

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    zukuu 21 days ago - edited

    Mark and Kim are drama llamas but I love them dearly. Omgoodness the news they get themselves into (I'm looking at you Mark...). Aom and Mike = <3. Thanks for the awesome article! I haven't seen a couple of these pairings! :)

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      AnanyaS 20 days ago

      Lol, I found out about their 'drama' after I wrote the article. It was crazy XD

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    Bodea 21 days ago - edited

    #1 is the only one I care about, ship, and want confirmed. Give it to me.

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      AnanyaS 20 days ago

      OMG, yes, me too! LOVE them <3

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    jinnborn 21 days ago - edited

    My favourite couple is Anne-Ken. Both are great actor and actress and their chemistry is great.

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      zukuu 21 days ago

      I think it's because I saw Ken with Janie first I was hesitant to watch anything with Anne because I really liked Janie/Ken together, but now I'm more curious. Is there a lakorn of theirs you'd recommend to watch first?

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      MonicaS 21 days ago

      I would say Sawan Biang is the #1 choice for me - it's a slap/kiss type drama

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      AnanyaS 19 days ago

      @zukuu If you're not into slap & kiss, Sood Sanae Ha is also a very good choice! Personally, I haven't watched it yet, but I've heard that it's really good ^^

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      jinnborn 18 days ago - edited

      I watched sawan biang, their acting is amazing, but this is a slap/kiss lakorn,so you know what kind of annoying things are going to happen. Soot Sanaeha is great, so funny and their chemistry is great, I recommend you this one. Also I heard 365 Wun Haeng Rak is a great lakorn.

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    BlackHalo 21 days ago - edited

    Who's on the cover picture, is it Mike & Aom?

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