It’s been belatedly revealed that 2PM’s Nichkhun had been nominated for the “Kerd of the Year” in Thailand’s “Kerd Awards.” The “Kerd of the Year” is awarded to the most influential person in Thailand of the year.

The  “Kerd Awards” is an award ceremony led by Thailand’s famous entertainer Woody and contains eight award categories: “Born to grasp the main scene,” “Born to be be famous,” “Born to be a comedian,” “Born to be pop,” “Born to be giver,” “Born to be together,” and “Born to be hot,” and the “Kerd of the Year.” Fans in Thailand will be able to vote for the winners through SNS.

Nichkhun with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Aside from his solo and 2PM activities in Korea, Nichkhun has been quite active in his motherland. He has endorsed numerous products in Thailand and has even acted in a Thai movie recently. On March 29, he left for Thailand to attend the ceremony, which will be held tonight, March 30.

Nichkhun stated, “I’m honored to have been invited to such a prestigious ceremony, and I’m also overwhelmed and nervous to have been nominated for such a big award. I’m very thankful for the nomination. It is a great honor. I would like to thank all my fans who always support me. Thank you.”

Nichkhun will return to Korea as soon as the ceremony ends to prepare for 2PM’s upcoming fan meeting.