Thanks but no thanks: Thai teen refuses Kim Kardashian's offer to adopt her
Who wouldn't want to go and live with The Kardashians? Not, everyone it seems.
In the latest season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, a teenager from a children's home in Thailand decided to turn down an offer from reality TV star Kim Kardashian to adopt her, reported Daily Mail.
The star who recently 'Broke the internet' with her photoshoot for Paper magazine, told reporters that she felt a connect with Laddawan Tong-Keaw, a 13-year-old with the nickname Pink and wanted to adopt her.
Pink makes a 100-mile round journey by bus every day to get to school. She wakes up at 5 am and and gets home at 6 pm in the evening and aspires to be a teacher when she grows up.
"When you meet someone that you really connect to like this, you can't help but think like how you could change their life. And I think that looking into adoption would be amazing," Kim said on camera after visiting an orphanage in Phang Nga province.
"I literally cannot stop thinking about her. I told Kanye, I was like, honestly, this girl is so sweet and so cute, like, I would honestly adopt her," she said.
Pink was reportedly sent to the home because her mother was too poor to take care of her. The impoverished region she lives in was hit hard by the 2004 tsunami, when 4,000 locals were killed, reported BuzzFeed.
However, Pink refused to be adopted by Kardashian.
Although she was excited to know that the star wanted to adopt her, she said she wasn't ready to go. 'Everyone wants to have a different or a better life, I suppose. But when I thought about it I realised it wouldn't be good for me, because I would have to leave so much behind. I wasn't ready for that,' she said.
Pink said that the children in the home are like her brothers and sisters and she couldn’t leave them behind. "They are my family and I couldn’t just go away and leave them,” she said.
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Updated Date: Nov 20, 2014 16:31:24 IST