As expected, heavy favorite Paweensuda Drouin was named Miss Universe Thailand 2019 in Thunderdome at Muang Thing Thani last night! She will now represent Thailand in Miss Universe 2019.
1st Runner-Up is Miriam Sornprommas
2nd Runner-Up is Thanatchaphon Boonsang
Fahsai was crowned by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
On a sidenote, I can still remember that fateful night of May 10, 2018 when Paweensuda Drouin returned to the Philippines to judge Mr & Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018. She was treated to a Filipino buffet at La Fiesta by the late Col. Ricardo Nolasco of Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center. It was during dessert when the subject about her joining Miss Universe Thailand 2019 was discussed at length. The encouragement was just unanimous among everyone present – including ‘Mayor’ Ronald Dominguez, Sir Bobby Casa, Ocsalon Ydnar, Brix Vera, Andy Cayna, RL De Leon Lacanienta, Jed Velasco, Lisel Carangan and yours truly.
And the rest is history as Fahsai – eventually encouraged by our own Miss Universe Catriona Gray (who was still Miss Universe Philippines 2018 at the time) – went on to join her country’s nationals.
And now she is Miss Universe Thailand 2019.
Congratulations my dear! I’m so proud of you!
Miss Universe Catriona Gray is back in Bangkok, Thailand where she won our country’s fourth Miss Universe crown last December.
And tomorrow night, she will be one of the judges in the selection of Miss Universe Thailand 2019.
Let’s see who will get her nod for the title.
My running favorites are:
There is no denying her frontrunner status for Miss Universe Thailand 2019.
You already know by now that Miss Universe Thailand 2019 has already started. I want to share with you a video of how they got their assigned numbers to go with the sash with their respective names written on the same.
If height on a pyramid arrangement (with the two tallest automatically getting #20 and #21) was the basis of number assignments in Bb. Pilipinas, there was a drawing of numbers amon the Thais instead.
Watch below and pay close attention to two particular candidates who are familiar to us Filipinos – #9 Patraporn Wang (who was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2014 and who had Kris Tiffany Janson as her 2nd Runner-Up) and #19 Paweensuda Drouin (right photo) who needs no further introduction.
It’s no secret that I am fond of Fahsai Paweensuda Drouin, the Thai-Canadian beauty who placed 2nd Runner-Up during Miss Universe Thailand 2017 and was chosen as Thailand’s representative to Miss Earth that same year. Because of her trip to the Philippines for the international competition, she started a relationship with Filipino pageant fans that led to succeeding visits to the country especially during the heydays of Mr & Miss Hannah’s Ecotourism and Mr & Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines where she started a friendship with now Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
Inspired by Cat and her throng of supporters in Thailand, she is now ready to embark on a new journey in pageantry via Miss Universe Thailand 2019 which is now under new management – TPN.
Watch her screening video and how she impressed the judges to be able to get a Golden Tiara – an automatic pass to the Top 60 which makes her an Official Candidate.