Now, more than ever, is the time when I expect Miss Grand International and its owner Nawat Itsaragrisil to be significantly limelight-hugging. After all, the thrust of his pageant is to “stop the war”. I know that he can only do so much, given that his voice or presence is neither needed nor mandated when the participation of world leaders and Vladimir Putin is taking centerstage.
But pageantry-wise, Nawat could have easily united and mobilized all his past winners to make individual stands against the war between Russia and Ukraine. His “small” efforts will be remembered long after. Checking on his social media, though, he hasn’t done much. Instead, the focus is on his pageant’s Latin tour. Sure, there are posts that share sentiments on the matter, But nothing that is significantly felt alongside the others.