A YOUNG man who grew up in Nambucca has been plucked from virtual obscurity to land the plum lead role in a new tv series.
The only catch is he plays the role of a ‘merman’ - replete with a huge mermaid-like tail - but Chai Romruen, told the Guardian he doesn't mind one bit.
Mako Mermaids, a spin-off of the kids’ series H20: Just Add Water, will air on Network Ten later this year.
Chai, 24, plays 16-year-old Zac, a human who is granted a merman tail.
* Full report in today's Guardian