So it’s looking like Miss Universe Thailand is also trying to evolve into a more forward-looking brand for its franchise.
The song in the video below may be in Thai. But the message they want to put across is the #RealU (the real you) is the #RealUniverse. #EmpoweringBeauty in all their beauty and values.
Language should not be a barrier in sending their message. Thailand is ready to have their 3rd Miss Universe sooner than you think.
Chalita Suansane and the Land of Smiles in the 65th Miss Universe
The day before Christmas this year, Chalita Suansane turned 22 and would want nothing more than the 65th Miss Universe crown as a belated Birthday/Holiday gift. That would be a huge wish to ask for considering the tough-as-platinum-nails competition she is looking to handle next month in Manila. She is super ready, though.
Bangkok-based Chalita hails from Samut Prakan province where she was born. She worked early on as a commercial model and the stints led to her discovery by talent scouts who egged her on to participate in her first beauty pageant ever – the Miss Universe Thailand nationals – which she fortunately won. Talk about beginner’s luck. She could charm her way to the bigger crown if good fortune stays on her side for another month.
Chalita, elegantly now
Presently studying for a degree in Microbiology at Mahasarakham University, Chalita has temporarily set aside her microscopes and specimen slides in exchange for all the pageant armaments she will need to survive the battle of beauty and wits that awaits. And the Thais are giving more than 100% support to her bid.
Will she deliver when it matters most?
What’s your take on Chalita, dear readers?
courtesy of Infinity Crown
Thai transgender Treechada “Poy” Mamyaporn
Here’s an update on my earlier blog
about Thai transgenders filing their application to participate in Miss Universe Thailand 2012. As usual, my friend Joey helped me. Well, as Khun Dang has finally stated, they won’t definitely be allowed to join this year. But so as not to close the doors on them, she added the following conditions that can possibly apply for 2013:
1) Transgenders can join Miss Universe Thailand 2013 if the Thai law of changing the ‘heading’ of their individual identification cards from Mr. to Miss will be approved. (This will include amendments in their passports and the like)
2) Transgenders should prove that they no longer have male genitals.
If these two conditions are met, then Khun Dang will openly accept Thai transgenders as candidates.
The first requirement is understandable. The second one is a bit amusing. No pre-op transgender will even entertain thoughts of enlisting for the pageant if he still has ‘remnants’ of what clearly identifies him as male.