After thousands responded to marrying his daughter, durian trader Anont Rotthong has decided to cancel the whole contest
Earlier this week, Anont's Facebook post went viral after he offered THB10 million (RM1.2 mil), 10 vehicles, and two durian markets to any man who could win over his daughter's heart.
In his post, he listed out several requirements that he was looking for. However, he said that the final decision would ultimately be left to his 26-year-old daughter.
On Wednesday, 6 March, Anont told reporters that he was calling off the tournament because it became "too disruptive to his family," Khao Sod English reported.
Prior to that, the 58-year-old father said he was not taking in any more applications because he did not have a place big enough to accommodate all 10,000 men.
"Stop calling me, I haven't had time to rest," he wrote in a Facebook post, which has since been taken down.
Among the applicants was 28-year-old Premyosapon Khongsai, who also happens to be in the durian business
His comment on the post gained over 14,000 likes within days, Channel NewsAsia reported.
"I'm interested. I am 28 years old. My family also grows durian in Trat province. We have over 300 trees… I can weather the sun and the rain. I can drive a 10-wheel truck and tractor. Please consider me, father Anont. Thank you," wrote Premyosapon, including a photo of himself.
Despite the bachelor's pitch, Anont replied that the young man was "too handsome" for his daughter
Anont reportedly said that he was worried Premyosapon would end up break his daughter's heart.
However, the father's earlier promise to offer THB10 million (RM1.2mil), 10 vehicles, and two durian markets still stands for whoever eventually marries his daughter.