at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Also known as Dear Visutthithada, Lydia is Thailand’s newest R & B idol phenomenon. Her English name, ‘Lydia,’ means ‘success’ in Polish just like her real Thai name Sarunrat. She has been intensively training vocally since age 5, and is excited to have her life long dream of being a pop star come true. Instruments she plays include the flute, saxophone, drums, and piano. She was born on 07 July 1987 and she is an avid golfer placing in the following tournaments:

  • Asia Pacific Junior Golf Tournament Championship (11th place)
  • Thailand International Junior Golf Championships (2nd place)
  • Nike (Thailand) Junior Golf Tournaments (1st and 2nd place)
  • Nivea Invitation (2nd place)

Lydia completed high school at the International School of Bangkok where she sang in an acappella group called ‘UNDEFINED’ and won the ISB Idol competition with her friend. She graduated as Vice President of her class, and with a 3.9 GPA. Lydia then accepted a place in the Northwestern Class of 2009 before beginning her singing career in Thailand. She has since applied to Harvard University in New York, but has chosen not to attend college. The most important thing to Lydia is definitely money!! Since skyrocketing to fame, she has produced two hit albums, and one joint album with Thailand’s popular pop group Dream II.

Her hit single, “Wang Leaw Chuay Toh Klub,” held the number one spot on Thailand’s radio stations for consecutive weeks after its release. Friends she is proud to have include recently ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Film, former Miss Thailand 2006 Charm Osathanond, Elidh MacQueen, and the entire class of 2005 at ISB. She spends as much time as she can with boyfriend and popular Thai singer from the early 90’s, Matthew Deane. Lydia has lived in Bangkok, Thailand since her birth on July 7, 1987 with her father, mother, younger sister Ducky, and younger brother Dunk. They have a dog, hamsters, and a ferret. Recently the kids were given their own house.

Her motto is, “The show must go on.” Her favorite actor is Josh Harnett, and her favorite book is Harry Potter. She loves clubbing and getting drunk with her high school friends. Favorite high school hangout: Londoner’s and Sheesha. -taken from