Rising Star May Quit Lao Entertainment Scene


Sports star and fashion model Phongsathong Vongthavone, better known as Willy, may leave the Lao entertainment world once and for all to pursue his family business aspirations.

Phongsathone told Vientiane Times on Thursday that he now is helping his parents with their business after graduating from Rattana Business Administration College.

The schedule does not match the many entertainment events he must attend.

The reason that he did not attend several recent events was so he could travel to neighbouring countries as part of his family’s business.

He thanks everyone that gave him the chance to work in the Lao entertainment industry. He especially enjoyed being a fashion model to promote the Lao fashion industry and also to promote sports such as badminton.

Phongsathone graduated with a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Rattana Business Administration College and did further training in Business English at HoaQiao University in China.

He has participated in badminton competitions both in Laos and overseas, winning several gold medals. He also got a scholarship from the Lao government to study with the Badminton World Federation as a trainer so he could learn more and help develop the sport in Laos.


Source: Vientiane Times