If only Liz Hurley were Thai. The world would have been spared so much.

When Liz Hurley wore THAT dress, it catapulted her to international fame and glory as a, well, whatever she is (and it had the added bonus of obviously introducing her to a new eyebrow shaper). But when Thai actress Chotiros Suriyawong tried to pull the same stunt recently........

If only Liz Hurley were Thai. The world would have been spared so much.

..... well, let's just say things didn't go too well.

" Wearing a revealing dress may guarantee an actress column inches, but in Thailand it can also leave her sentenced to community service and with her career in ruins.

Chotiros Suriyawong, a 22-year-old actress better known by her stage name of Amy, has been publicly vilified after she dared to turn up to Thailand's version of the Oscars ceremony in a dress modelled on Elizabeth Hurley's well-known safety-pin number.

She has been sacked from the cast of a film in which she was due to appear and ordered by her university to make a public apology and to do 15 days of community service by reading to the blind.

'If I'd known it would have been so controversial, I wouldn't have done it,' she said, adding that she had worn the dress to get media attention but got more than she had bargained for."

Now if we can just get Paris to apologize for her vagina........

No sex please, we're Thai-ish [The Independent]