Patti Sunio

Patti Sunio

Patti Sunio is a lifestyle, culture, and fashion & beauty journalist based in Manila. She writes for Cosmopolitan and Town & Country Philippines, and on her own website, titapacita.com. She loves the beach and can’t handle the cold weather.

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Does K-pop idol and BTS member Jin have a long-lost Thai twin? Sahaphap ‘Mix’ Wongratch is in boy band Cute Chef Thailand and debuted as an actor in 2020

Thailand’s Sahaphap ‘Mix’ Wongratch is also in a boy band, called Cute Chef Thailand, and is currently acting in a BL drama called A Tale of a Thousand Stars

Thailand’s Sahaphap ‘Mix’ Wongratch is also in a boy band, called Cute Chef Thailand, and is currently acting in a BL drama called A Tale of a Thousand Stars

Does K-pop idol and BTS member Jin have a long-lost Thai twin? Sahaphap ‘Mix’ Wongratch is in boy band Cute Chef Thailand and debuted as an actor in 2020
6 Mar 2021 - 8:00AM
K-pop fashion: Blackpink’s Jennie joins Gentle Monster, G-Dragon’s Chanel Instagram posts and the Kai x Gucci collection – the Korean idols and K-drama actors leading global trends

It’s been a star-studded past few weeks in the world of Korean celebrity style: G-Dragon showed off more Chanel and Peaceminusone accessories on Instagram, Son Ye-jin donned a colourful Valentino outfit, and much more

It’s been a star-studded past few weeks in the world of Korean celebrity style: G-Dragon showed off more Chanel and Peaceminusone accessories on Instagram, Son Ye-jin donned a colourful Valentino outfit, and much more

K-pop fashion: Blackpink’s Jennie joins Gentle Monster, G-Dragon’s Chanel Instagram posts and the Kai x Gucci collection – the Korean idols and K-drama actors leading global trends
5 Mar 2021 - 1:18PM
K-pop fashion for Song Hye-kyo, Blackpink’s Lisa and Aespa – plus what G-Dragon and Girl’s Generation’s Sooyoung wore this week

This week’s K-stars are relaxed and laid-back, but still luxurious – Lisa appeared on Youth With You 3 in effortlessly chic looks while G-Dragon personalised his outfits with Peaceminusone accessories on Instagram

This week’s K-stars are relaxed and laid-back, but still luxurious – Lisa appeared on Youth With You 3 in effortlessly chic looks while G-Dragon personalised his outfits with Peaceminusone accessories on Instagram

K-pop fashion for Song Hye-kyo, Blackpink’s Lisa and Aespa – plus what G-Dragon and Girl’s Generation’s Sooyoung wore this week
20 Feb 2021 - 6:01AM
How does Chinese K-pop idol Huang Zitao spend his wealth? China’s former Exo member inherited US$3 billion from dad Huang Zhongdong and spends it on cars, private jets and designer fashion

The former maknae of beloved K-pop boy group Exo inherited US$3 billion from dad Huang Zhongdong and spends it on cars, private jets and designer fashion – but some fans criticised his ostentatious displays on social media

The former maknae of beloved K-pop boy group Exo inherited US$3 billion from dad Huang Zhongdong and spends it on cars, private jets and designer fashion – but some fans criticised his ostentatious displays on social media

How does Chinese K-pop idol Huang Zitao spend his wealth? China’s former Exo member inherited US$3 billion from dad Huang Zhongdong and spends it on cars, private jets and designer fashion
9 Feb 2021 - 8:00AM
What did Blackpink, IU, Aespa and Hyuna wear this week? Decoding K-pop fashion – from Moncler and Versace to homegrown Korean brands

Blackpink’s did their first-ever virtual concert in an eclectic and international mix brands, while Hyuna went exuberantly mainstream and IU opted for feminine Korean brands

Blackpink’s did their first-ever virtual concert in an eclectic and international mix brands, while Hyuna went exuberantly mainstream and IU opted for feminine Korean brands

What did  Blackpink, IU, Aespa and Hyuna wear this week? Decoding K-pop fashion – from Moncler and Versace to homegrown Korean brands
5 Feb 2021 - 6:00AM
K-pop idol Kai’s rise to fame: How the Exo and SuperM singer went from a Suncheon ballet dancer to the world-famous ‘Human Gucci’

He drives fans wild with his red hot dance moves and even hotter looks, but did you know his childhood love for dance was sparked by The Nutcracker, and that he spends his days off babysitting his niece and nephew?

He drives fans wild with his red hot dance moves and even hotter looks, but did you know his childhood love for dance was sparked by The Nutcracker, and that he spends his days off babysitting his niece and nephew?

K-pop idol Kai’s rise to fame: How the Exo and SuperM singer went from a Suncheon ballet dancer to the world-famous ‘Human Gucci’
25 Jan 2021 - 10:40AM
Netflix’s Crash Landing on You put Son ye-jin’s strong female character front and centre, while Itaewon Class touched on racism: the K-drama themes from 2020 we hope to see more of this year

Can K-drama continue to take over the world with culturally relevant storylines in 2021? From The World of the Married to Record of Youth, it’s shows tackling real-world issues that are garnering global fans

Can K-drama continue to take over the world with culturally relevant storylines in 2021? From The World of the Married to Record of Youth, it’s shows tackling real-world issues that are garnering global fans

Netflix’s Crash Landing on You put Son ye-jin’s strong female character front and centre, while Itaewon Class touched on racism: the K-drama themes from 2020 we hope to see more of this year
17 Jan 2021 - 12:00PM
How Covid-19 scuppered Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas traditions: the British monarch’s festive gift-giving extravaganza was a formal and joyous occasion – until the virus came along

Until Covid-19 came along, Queen Elizabeth traditionally handed out many of the Christmas gifts she had bought for royal employees personally – not so in 2020

Until Covid-19 came along, Queen Elizabeth traditionally handed out many of the Christmas gifts she had bought for royal employees personally – not so in 2020

How Covid-19 scuppered Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas traditions: the British monarch’s festive gift-giving extravaganza was a formal and joyous occasion – until the virus came along
11 Jan 2021 - 5:22PM
Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin relationship timeline: before Crash Landing on You K-drama’s ‘RiRi couple’ were spotted together at PiFan, on holiday in LA and appeared in Korean movie The Negotiation

How did you miss these hints? Years before ‘BinJin’ starred in the Netflix smash, K-drama’s future ‘RiRi couple’ were spotted together at PiFan, on holiday in LA and co-starred in movie The Negotiation

How did you miss these hints? Years before ‘BinJin’ starred in the Netflix smash, K-drama’s future ‘RiRi couple’ were spotted together at PiFan, on holiday in LA and co-starred in movie The Negotiation

Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin relationship timeline: before Crash Landing on You K-drama’s ‘RiRi couple’ were spotted together at PiFan, on holiday in LA and appeared in Korean movie The Negotiation
4 Jan 2021 - 1:43PM
How Netflix’s Crash Landing on You star Hyun Bin made his fortune – the first Korean ambassador for Omega is a ‘CF King’ worth US$10 million

Long before Crash Landing on You the top K-drama actor was raking in the cash, banking US$2.9 million from endorsements in less than two years after starring in Secret Garden

Long before Crash Landing on You the top K-drama actor was raking in the cash, banking US$2.9 million from endorsements in less than two years after starring in Secret Garden

How Netflix’s Crash Landing on You star Hyun Bin made his fortune – the first Korean ambassador for Omega is a ‘CF King’ worth US$10 million
22 Dec 2020 - 8:00AM
Big Bang’s Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin bought a swanky home for US$13.2 million in Seoul – but how else does the K-pop star spend his cash?

The K-pop star’s recent purchase of a US$13.2 million new home with his wife, actress Min Hyo-rin, is just a start – he’s also splurged on expensive artworks, cars, watches and much more

The K-pop star’s recent purchase of a US$13.2 million new home with his wife, actress Min Hyo-rin, is just a start – he’s also splurged on expensive artworks, cars, watches and much more

Big Bang’s Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin bought a swanky home for US$13.2 million in Seoul – but how else does the K-pop star spend his cash?
16 Dec 2020 - 12:51PM
How K-pop genius Rain and wife Kim Tae-hee became Korea’s richest celebrity couple – Gucci deals, K-drama smashes and reams of real estate

Hit-making singer, dancer, producer, label boss, Hollywood actor, husband … and property investor – today Rain is one half of Korea’s richest celebrity couple along with his wife, top actress Kim Tae-hee

Hit-making singer, dancer, producer, label boss, Hollywood actor, husband … and property investor – today Rain is one half of Korea’s richest celebrity couple along with his wife, top actress Kim Tae-hee

How K-pop genius Rain and wife Kim Tae-hee became Korea’s richest celebrity couple – Gucci deals, K-drama smashes and reams of real estate
14 Dec 2020 - 4:01PM
K-pop king G-Dragon is recording a comeback album, just released his Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and models Chanel – but how about the Big Bang star’s glitzy new Seoul penthouse?

The BigBang K-pop pioneer is recording a solo comeback album, just released his Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and models for Chanel – but he also knows how to spend big

The BigBang K-pop pioneer is recording a solo comeback album, just released his Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and models for Chanel – but he also knows how to spend big

K-pop king G-Dragon is recording a comeback album, just released his Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and models Chanel – but how about the Big Bang star’s glitzy new Seoul penthouse?
4 Dec 2020 - 2:02PM
Netflix’s Start-Up star Nam Joo-hyuk is K-drama’s hottest actor of the moment, appearing alongside Bae Suzy and in upcoming Korean movie Josée – how much do you know about him?

The K-drama actor has gone from strength to strength since his 2015 debut, now starring alongside top actress Bae Suzy, but his original dream was to be an NBA basketball star

The K-drama actor has gone from strength to strength since his 2015 debut, now starring alongside top actress Bae Suzy, but his original dream was to be an NBA basketball star

Netflix’s Start-Up star Nam Joo-hyuk is K-drama’s hottest actor of the moment, appearing alongside Bae Suzy and in upcoming Korean movie Josée – how much do you know about him?
1 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM
Is K-pop’s ‘Baddest Female’ CL dating newbie idol DPR Ian? That’s what 2NE1 fans are wondering after 5 Star’s steamy music video

The former 2NE1 member is back with new solo singles 5 Star and HWA – but all eyes are on the dreamy new idol she shares the screen with

The former 2NE1 member is back with new solo singles 5 Star and HWA – but all eyes are on the dreamy new idol she shares the screen with

Is K-pop’s ‘Baddest Female’ CL dating newbie idol DPR Ian? That’s what 2NE1 fans are wondering after 5 Star’s steamy music video
27 Nov 2020 - 7:00AM
Netflix’s Start-Up: who is Kim Seon-ho, the hot Korean actor giving us serious second lead syndrome in the K-drama hit?

One of Korea’s most talked about actors of the moment, behind the scenes actor Kim Seon-ho seems to be a laid-back kind of friend you’d want to hang out with

One of Korea’s most talked about actors of the moment, behind the scenes actor Kim Seon-ho seems to be a laid-back kind of friend you’d want to hang out with

Netflix’s Start-Up: who is Kim Seon-ho, the hot Korean actor giving us serious second lead syndrome in the K-drama hit?
17 Nov 2020 - 3:10PM
How does Crash Landing on You K-drama star Son Ye-jin spend her millions? The Korean Wave pioneer recently bought a US$14.4 million Gangnam property

The Crash Landing on You star recently dropped US$14.4 million on some prime Gangnam real estate – US$4 million in cold hard cash – so what else does she spend her riches on?

The Crash Landing on You star recently dropped US$14.4 million on some prime Gangnam real estate – US$4 million in cold hard cash – so what else does she spend her riches on?

How does Crash Landing on You K-drama star Son Ye-jin spend her millions? The Korean Wave pioneer recently bought a US$14.4 million Gangnam property
11 Nov 2020 - 11:37AM
Why Jun Ji-hyun is K-drama’s top paid star – from My Sassy Girl kick-starting the Hallyu wave to Alexander McQueen choosing its first Korean brand ambassador

After a brief cameo in Kingdom, Jun Ji-hyun is finally set to make a comeback in 2021’s Cliffhanger – but just how did the Legend of the Blue Sea star become so adored?

After a brief cameo in Kingdom, Jun Ji-hyun is finally set to make a comeback in 2021’s Cliffhanger – but just how did the Legend of the Blue Sea star become so adored?

Why Jun Ji-hyun is K-drama’s top paid star – from My Sassy Girl kick-starting the Hallyu wave to Alexander McQueen choosing its first Korean brand ambassador
2 Nov 2020 - 10:30AM
Is Seohyun the next K-pop idol to turn K-drama queen? The Girls’ Generation maknae now starring in Netflix’s Private Lives opposite Go Kyung-pyo

From maknae to megastar: how Seohyun went from girl group fame to being one half of a ‘Pangyo Couple’ in Netflix’s newest Korean drama hit

From maknae to megastar: how Seohyun went from girl group fame to being one half of a ‘Pangyo Couple’ in Netflix’s newest Korean drama hit

Is Seohyun the next K-pop idol to turn K-drama queen? The Girls’ Generation maknae now starring in Netflix’s Private Lives opposite Go Kyung-pyo
27 Oct 2020 - 11:00AM
F(x)’s Krystal Jung, sister of former Girls’ Generation member Jessica Jung, stars opposite Jang Dong-yoon in new OCN K-drama Search

The younger sister of Girls’ Generation’s Jessica Jung, F(x) idol Krystal stars opposite Jang Dong-yoon in new OCN K-drama Search – dropping on October 17

The younger sister of Girls’ Generation’s Jessica Jung, F(x) idol Krystal stars opposite Jang Dong-yoon in new OCN K-drama Search – dropping on October 17

F(x)’s Krystal Jung, sister of former Girls’ Generation member Jessica Jung, stars opposite Jang Dong-yoon in new OCN K-drama Search
19 Oct 2020 - 10:59AM
From Descendants of the Sun to Full House, these 5 K-dramas prove hallyu star Song Hye-kyo should be South Korea’s highest paid actress

Song Hye-kyo gets an estimated US$42,000 per episode for K-dramas like Encounter, but she isn’t South Korea’s highest-paid actress – does she deserve more?

Song Hye-kyo gets an estimated US$42,000 per episode for K-dramas like Encounter, but she isn’t South Korea’s highest-paid actress – does she deserve more?

From Descendants of the Sun to Full House, these 5 K-dramas prove hallyu star Song Hye-kyo should be South Korea’s highest paid actress
23 Oct 2020 - 3:22PM
Starring in #Alive and Voice of Silence, Yoo Ah-in is South Korean cinema’s hottest face of 2020 – so why did he become an actor and how does he like to spend his fortune?

The art house favourite is hitting new commercial heights, starring in 2 of Korea's biggest movies of the season – zombie thriller #Alive and crime drama Voice of Silence

The art house favourite is hitting new commercial heights, starring in 2 of Korea's biggest movies of the season – zombie thriller #Alive and crime drama Voice of Silence

Starring in #Alive and Voice of Silence, Yoo Ah-in is South Korean cinema’s hottest face of 2020 – so why did he become an actor and how does he like to spend his fortune?
16 Oct 2020 - 10:44AM
Netflix K-drama Private Lives sees Go Kyung-pyo charm Seohyun’s character, in a swoon-worthy comeback role recalling Reply 1988 and Don’t Dare to Dream

Netflix’s Private Lives sees the happy-go-lucky actor charm Seohyun’s character in a swoon-worthy comeback role, recalling his treasured turns in Reply 1988 and Don’t Dare to Dream

Netflix’s Private Lives sees the happy-go-lucky actor charm Seohyun’s character in a swoon-worthy comeback role, recalling his treasured turns in Reply 1988 and Don’t Dare to Dream

Netflix K-drama Private Lives sees Go Kyung-pyo charm Seohyun’s character, in a swoon-worthy comeback role recalling Reply 1988 and Don’t Dare to Dream
14 Oct 2020 - 5:13PM
Kenzo Takada’s biggest career milestones – remembering ‘Japan’s most popular fashion designer’, who died of Covid-19 on the sidelines of Paris Fashion Week

The founder of fashion brand Kenzo passed away from Covid-19 on the sidelines of Paris Fashion Week – this is his journey from fashion design hopeful to ready-to-wear pioneer and the ‘first Asian designer’

The founder of fashion brand Kenzo passed away from Covid-19 on the sidelines of Paris Fashion Week – this is his journey from fashion design hopeful to ready-to-wear pioneer and the ‘first Asian designer’

Kenzo Takada’s biggest career milestones – remembering ‘Japan’s most popular fashion designer’, who died of Covid-19 on the sidelines of Paris Fashion Week
6 Oct 2020 - 5:45PM
Parasite’s Park So-dam and It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’s Seo Ye-ji are in – but who else ranks among 2020’s defining K-drama actresses and which luxury brands are they wearing?

Parasite’s Park So-dam and It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’s Seo Ye-ji are in – but who else is among 2020’s defining K-drama actresses, and which luxury brands are they rocking?

Parasite’s Park So-dam and It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’s Seo Ye-ji are in – but who else is among 2020’s defining K-drama actresses, and which luxury brands are they rocking?

Parasite’s Park So-dam and It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’s Seo Ye-ji are in – but who else ranks among 2020’s defining K-drama actresses and which luxury brands are they wearing?
6 Oct 2020 - 6:04PM
Queen Elizabeth is weirdly frugal – the millionaire British royal eats Kellogg's cornflakes out of Tupperware, recycles bedsheets, uses 40-watt light bulbs and wears US$10 nail polish

Modest in behaviour and lifestyle, the British monarch sets an oddly thrifty example – check these money-saving tips straight from the palace

Modest in behaviour and lifestyle, the British monarch sets an oddly thrifty example – check these money-saving tips straight from the palace

Queen Elizabeth is weirdly frugal – the millionaire British royal eats Kellogg's cornflakes out of Tupperware, recycles bedsheets, uses 40-watt light bulbs and wears US$10 nail polish
1 Oct 2020 - 1:00PM
Hyun Bin’s best moments, from Netflix series Crash Landing on You to acing military service – 5 reasons to love the Korean drama hottie

From exemplary military service to his breakout role playing a creepy stalker, as one of Korea’s most popular actors turns 38, we present Hyun Bin’s greatest moments on and off the screen

From exemplary military service to his breakout role playing a creepy stalker, as one of Korea’s most popular actors turns 38, we present Hyun Bin’s greatest moments on and off the screen

Hyun Bin’s best moments, from Netflix series Crash Landing on You to acing military service – 5 reasons to love the Korean drama hottie
25 Sep 2020 - 1:33PM
K-drama star Song Joong-ki – 5 cool things about ‘Korea’s Leonardo DiCaprio’, from his Descendants of the Sun and Sungkyunkwan Scandal success to wild hallyu fame in China

Formerly one half of Korea’s famous Song-Song couple, K-drama’s ‘pretty boy’ turns 35 on September 19 – here are a few things you probably didn’t know about the Descendants of the Sun star

Formerly one half of Korea’s famous Song-Song couple, K-drama’s ‘pretty boy’ turns 35 on September 19 – here are a few things you probably didn’t know about the Descendants of the Sun star

K-drama star Song Joong-ki – 5 cool things about ‘Korea’s Leonardo DiCaprio’, from his Descendants of the Sun and Sungkyunkwan Scandal success to wild hallyu fame in China
21 Sep 2020 - 6:29PM
How much is K-drama Descendants of the Sun actress Song Hye-kyo, one of the highest paid in Korea, worth and how does she spend it?

Off screen, the Descendants of the Sun star is also a savvy real estate investor and a highly sought after brand ambassador – so how does she indulge?

Off screen, the Descendants of the Sun star is also a savvy real estate investor and a highly sought after brand ambassador – so how does she indulge?

How much is K-drama Descendants of the Sun actress Song Hye-kyo, one of the highest paid in Korea, worth and how does she spend it?
22 Sep 2020 - 10:15AM
Parasite’s Park So-dam returns to K-drama in Netflix’s Record of Youth – how much is she like her make-up artist character, and how did she defy Korean beauty standards in real life?

5 things you probably didn’t know about the award-winning actress who proudly overthrew Korean beauty norms – and failed 17 auditions before finding fame

5 things you probably didn’t know about the award-winning actress who proudly overthrew Korean beauty norms – and failed 17 auditions before finding fame

Parasite’s Park So-dam returns to K-drama in Netflix’s Record of Youth – how much is she like her make-up artist character, and how did she defy Korean beauty standards in real life?
10 Sep 2020 - 8:00AM