DJ Matoom may be infamous for super-spreading the Covid-19 virus now but the enigmatic celebrity has gone viral before. In fact, he got his big break with a viral video where he criticized an anti-royalist activist.
DJ Matoom was born as Techin Ploypetch on January 9, 1990 in Nonthaburi province, Thailand. He has two siblings, and was educated at Chonprathan Wittaya School before moving to Lubeck, Germany with his family. Techin continued his high school education in Lubeck and moved back to pursue his Bachelor’s degree at Silpakorn University in Bangkok.
Techin rose to fame on the social media portal Camfrog where he would host talk shows with followers under the name “DJ Nong Matoom.’
DJ Matoom’s streams gained notoriety for his sassy, confrontational and cutting personality and remarks – which many thought were entertaining and personable. He was soon scouted and started getting cameos in films and sitcoms, which subsequently opened doors for him into the Thai entertainment industry.
DJ Matoom’s real break, however, was a Camfrog video response to an anti-royalist in exile Chatwadee Amornpat, aka Rose London, in which he threw profanities and insults at her for posting a video with lese-majeste content..
His video immediately became viral, with many netizens sharing and supporting the young DJ for protecting the monarch.
Since then, he has acted in many famous lakorns for Channel 3 and ONE, hosted shows on AMARIN TV, and is now famous for his radio show on EFM 94 along with famous DJ’s such as DJ Chaochao and PK.
DJ Matoom was also infamously known at one point as #เจ้าหญิงแห่งวงการตีสนิท (princess of the cozying up industry) for allegedly cozying up to the famous figures for clout.