And from among the 44 Official Candidates pictured above, I have already checked out the possible strong contenders for the titles at stake. I am naming seven ladies so far who have piqued my interest:
Chalita Yaemwannang, 25
Arada Kenphapong, 24
Punika Kulsuntornrat, 20
Sakaowan Singhapreecha, 19
Wannapaluck Boonsakulcharoe, 20
Tanisa Punyaphu, 23
Rattanaporn Klinkularbhirun, 21
And just to complete ten names, I am including Darawan Chantara, Napassanun Suksawat and Preeyanuch Kittitanakorn in my shortlist of competitors.
It’s quite obvious that the ladies in this batch are predominantly Thai-looking and you can’t easily spot mixed-race beauties (like the previous years). Perhaps, the organizers have decided to go back to the basics and maximize the full potential of homegrown (100% Thai-blooded) lovelies than caucasian-looking reps. We’ll see how things turn out for the Land of Smiles in 2013.