Miss Intercontinental 2014 Patraporn Wang
Vice-Miss Supranational (1st Runner-up) 2014 Parapadsorn Disdamrong
Miss International 2014 2nd Runner-up Punika Kulsuntornroot
Miss Earth 2014 Top 16 Semifinalist Sasi Sintawee
Is Thailand having its best year ever in international pageantry? Are they going to duplicate what the Philippines achieved last year? Has the time finally come to reap the harvest coming from previous overseas participations that went unnoticed? Will the Land of Smiles continue to shine bright in the true big league of competitions, that is Miss World and Miss Universe? Or is this a string of coincidences that could be dismissed as just good luck in action?
A 2nd Runner-up in Miss International 2014 for Punika Kulsuntornroot, a Top 10 spot in Miss Grand International 2014, a Top 16 placement in Miss Earth 2014, a 1st Runner-up honor in Miss Supranational 2014 and finally, the Miss Intercontinental 2014 crown. Will the streak continue in London and Doral Miami? Will the country finally achieve the Country of the Year status in pageantry? And save for Punika, what could be the role of Mr. Nawatt Itsaragrisil in this series of ‘fortunate’ events happening in succession?
So many questions that could only yield a plethora of answers and interpretations both good and otherwise. What’s your stand, dear readers? 😉
Miss Philippines Bianca Guidotti (3rd from right) enjoying the dinner with the ladies
Bianca with Miss Malaysia Rubini Sambanthan
It was a simple welcome dinner hosted by Akemi Shimomura (President of the Miss International Organization and Chair of the International Cultural Association
) where the contestants of Miss International 2014 gathered together for a night of formal pleasantries. It was also where the start of competition was announced. Quite expected are the unintentional groupings of ladies who are starting to bond – like Miss Philippines Bianca Guidotti getting chummy with Polly of Thailand, Rocky of Guyana and Elfin of Indonesia.
By this time, the candidates are back in their respective hotel rooms for the much-needed rest. Tomorrow signals a new day where all eyes are already on their every move. All activities are already official from hereon now. 🙂
Photos from the welcome dinner (Credits to Missosology)