In a Facebook post on April 8, Natthanan shared the gift she had given herself for her 12th birthday: a shiny BMW sedan.
“Happy birthday to me. This year, I will be 12 years old. I’m thankful for everything I have so far. Thank you for always following and encouraging me. I love everyone very much. Thank you for all the blessings. May everyone be blessed, too.”
Needless to say, Natthanan has become an inspiration not only among children her age, but countless adults still trying to make ends meet.
Fans greeted her:
“Happy birthday, sister!”
“Very good! I’m inspired.”
“I’m so proud of you. I’ve watched you since your very first video.”
“Happy birthday! You’re doing a very good job. Keep going.”
“Your achievement is a slap to all adults who have been questioning your abilities.”
Natthanan, however, is far from being the only talented makeup prodigy in Thailand. Nes, who is also known for stylish crossdressing, made headlines in November after buying his family a new home. He was also 12.
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