Miss Universe Thailand

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Miss Universe Thailand
Miss Universe Thailand Pageant Official Logo.png
Official logo of Miss Universe Thailand pageant
Formation2000; 18 years ago (2000)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersBangkok
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
Thai
National Director
Chichaya Karnasuta
Key people
Surang Prampree
(president of the organization)
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Miss Universe Thailand (Thai: มิสยูนิเวิร์สไทยแลนด์) is a beauty pageant that has been held every year since 2000 to select representative to Miss Universe, one of the Big Four international beauty pageants. The pageant was originally called Miss Thailand Universe. In 2012 name of the pageant was changed to Miss Universe Thailand,[1] with winners competing in the Miss Universe pageant. Accordingly, Miss Universe Thailand is not related to the previous franchises of Miss Thailand or Miss Thailand World.

The reigning Miss Universe Thailand 2018 is Sophida Kanchanarin from Bangkok, who will represented Thailand at the upcoming Miss Universe 2018 pageant .

The national director of Thailand is Chichaya Karnasuta.

History[edit]

In 2000, Surang Prampree was the only person who awarded the rights to host the Miss Thailand Universe pageant and to send a Thai representative to compete at Miss Universe. This came after the Miss Thailand Organization lost its license from the Miss Universe Organization. Kulthida Yenprasert was crowned the first Miss Thailand Universe in March 2000.

In 2012, The name of the pageant was changed to Miss Universe Thailand and was broadcast on Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5 instead of Bangkok Broadcasting & T.V. Co., Ltd. (Channel 7) until 2013.

In 2014, Miss Universe Thailand pageant moved to broadcast on Channel 3.

Performance at Miss Universe[edit]

In 2005, Thailand hosted Miss universe Pageant again after the year 1992, Chananporn Rosjan, Miss Thailand Universe 2005, won the Best National Costume award in her country. She is the first Miss Thailand Universe that received the special award at Miss universe Pageant.

In Miss Universe Pageant 2006 at Los Angeles, Charm Osathanond was placed in the Top 20. She was the first Thailand's semi-finalist in 18 years after Porntip Nakhirunkanok won in 1988. Osathanond was also the first Miss Thailand Universe who got a placement at Miss Universe Pageant.

In Mexico City where Miss Universe 2007 was held, Farung Yuthithum was one of the semi-finalists in the Top 15 round, which made Thailand called-in the semi-finalist two years in a row.

In Miss Universe 2015, Aniporn Chalermburanawong placed in the Top 10, making her Thailand's first placement in eight years.

The following pageant Miss Universe 2016, Chalita Suansane won an online fan vote securing her place in the Top 13, and finished at Top 6 finalist.

In Miss Universe 2017, Thailand was represented by Maria Ehren. Ehren was considered as strong contender as well as was one of the heavily favourite to win the crown. She finished within the Top 5, marking Thailand's highest placement in 29 years after Porntip Nakhirankanok winning the Miss Universe title in 1988. She is also Thailand's first ever third consecutive placement at Miss Universe.

Titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Universe Thailand Provinces Venue Host province Entrants
Miss Universe Thailand 2012 – Recent
2018 Sophida Kanchanarin  Bangkok Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon  Krabi 40
2017 Maria Poonlertlarp  Bangkok Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon  Chiang Mai 40
2016 Chalita Suansane  Samut Prakan Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon  Phang Nga 40
2015 Aniporn Chalermburanawong  Lampang Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon  Ubon Ratchathani 40
2014 Pimbongkod Chankaew (successor)  Bangkok Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon  Roi Et 40
Weluree Ditsayabut (resigned)  Kanchanaburi
2013 Chalita Yaemwannang  Nakhon Ratchasima Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon  Krabi 44
2012 Farida Waller  Krabi Siam Pavalai Royal Grand Theatre, Siam Paragon  Phitsanulok 44
Miss Thailand Universe 20002011
2011 Chanyasorn Sakornchan  Chonburi Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon  Lamphun 44
2010 Fonthip Watcharatrakul  Samut Prakan Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Kamphaeng Phet 44
2009 Chutima Durongdej  Bangkok Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Surat Thani 44
2008 Gavintra Photijak  Nong Khai Aksra Theatre, King Power Complex, Pullman Hotel Bangkok  Bangkok 44
2007 Farung Yuthithum  Pathum Thani Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Trang 44
2006 Charm Osathanond  Bangkok Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Nakhon Sawan 44
2005 Chananporn Rosjan  Bangkok Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Phuket 44
2004 Morakot Aimee Kittisara  Bangkok Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Chiang Mai 44
2003 Yaowalak Traisurat  Nakhon Si Thammarat Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Sa Kaeo 44
2002 Janjira Janchome  Phitsanulok Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Nakhon Pathom 44
2001 Varinthorn Phadoongvithee  Nonthaburi Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Phetchaburi 44
2000 Kulthida Yenprasert  Bangkok Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok  Krabi 44
1954-1999 represent from Miss Thailand

Thai representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

  •    Miss Universe
  •    Runner-Up
  •    Semi-finalist / Finalist
  • * In 1954 Amara Asavananda, 2nd runner-up in Miss Thailand 1953, was selected to compete in Miss Universe 1954, becoming her country's first representative at the Miss Universe pageant.
  • ** In 1959 the Miss Thailand pageant was not held; Sodsai Vanijvadhana was hand-picked to represent Thailand in the Miss Universe 1959 pageant.
  • *** In 1974-1983 Contestants was hand-picked to represent Thailand in the Miss Universe pageant.
  • **** In 1996 Miss Thailand wasn't held, Niratchla Khamya, Top 10 in Miss Thailand 1995 was selected to represent Thailand in the Miss Universe pageant.
Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
Thailand 2018 Sophida Kanchanarin Bangkok Bangkok
Top 10 Finalist
United States 2017 Maria Poonlertlarp Bangkok Bangkok
Top 5 Finalist
Philippines 2016 Chalita Suansane Samut Prakan Province Samut Prakan
Top 6 Finalist
United States 2015 Aniporn Chalermburanawong Lampang Province Lampang
Top 10 Finalist
  • Best National Costume
United States 2014 Allison Samson Bangkok Bangkok
Russia 2013 Chalita Yaemwannang Nakhon Ratchasima Province Nakhon Ratchasima
United States 2012 Farida Waller Krabi
Brazil 2011 Chanyasorn Sakornchan Chonburi Province Chonburi
  • 2nd Runner-up - Best National Costume
United States 2010 Fonthip Watcharatrakul Samut Prakan Province Samut Prakan
  • Best National Costume
  • Miss Photogenic
The Bahamas 2009 Chutima Durongdej Bangkok Bangkok
  • Miss Photogenic
  • 2nd Runner-up - Best National Costume
Vietnam 2008 Gavintra Photijak Chonburi Province Chonburi
  • Best National Costume
Mexico 2007 Farung Yuthithum Pathum Thani Province Pathum Thani
Top 15 Semi-Finalist
United States 2006 Charm Osathanond Bangkok Bangkok
Top 20 Semi-Finalist
Thailand 2005 Chananporn Rosjan Bangkok Bangkok
  • Best National Costume
Ecuador 2004 Morakot Aimee Kittisara Bangkok Bangkok
Panama 2003 Yaowalak Traisurat Nakhon Si Thammarat Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Top 10 - Best National Costume
Puerto Rico 2002 Janjira Janchome Phitsanulok Province Phitsanulok
Puerto Rico 2001 Varinthorn Phadoongvithee Nonthaburi Province Nonthaburi
Cyprus 2000 Kulthida Yenprasert Bangkok Bangkok
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Apisamai Srirangsan Nakhon Pathom Province Nakhon Pathom
United States 1998 Chalida Taochalee Bangkok Bangkok
United States 1997 Suangsuda Lawanprasert Nakhon Nayok Province Nakhon Nayok
United States 1996 Nirachala Kumya **** Chiang Mai Province Chiang Mai
Namibia 1995 Pavadee Wicheinrat Bangkok Bangkok
Philippines 1994 Areeya Chumsai Bangkok Bangkok
Mexico 1993 Chattarika Ubonsiri Chiang Mai Province Chiang Mai
  • Top 10 - Best National Costume
Thailand 1992 Ornanong Panyawong Chiang Mai Province Chiang Mai
  • 1st Runner-up - Best National Costume
United States 1991 Jiraprapa Sawettanan Bangkok Bangkok
United States 1990 Passaraporn Chaimongkol Songkhla Province Songkhla
  • Miss Photogenic
Mexico 1989 Yonlada Ronghanam Bangkok Bangkok
  • 2nd Runner-up - Best National Costume
Taiwan 1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok Chachoengsao
Miss Universe 1988
  • Best National Costume
Singapore 1987 Chutima Naiyana Bangkok Bangkok
Panama 1986 Taweeporn Klungploy Nakhon Sawan Province Nakhon Sawan
United States 1985 Tarntip Pongsuk Nan Province Nan
United States 1984 Savinee Pakaranang Samut Prakan Province Samut Prakan
Top 10 Semi-Finalist
United States 1983 Jinda Nernkrang *** Pathum Thani Province Pathum Thani
Peru 1982 Nipaporn Tarapanich *** Unknown Unknown
United States 1981 Massupha Karbpraphan *** Unknown Unknown
South Korea 1980 Artitaya Promkul *** Unknown Unknown
Australia 1979 Wongduan Kerdpoom *** Unknown Unknown
Mexico 1978 Pornpit Sakornvijit *** Unknown Unknown
Dominican Republic 1977 Laddawan In-Yah *** Unknown Unknown
Hong Kong 1976 Katareeya Areekul *** Unknown Unknown
El Salvador 1975 Wanlaya Thonawanik *** Unknown Unknown
Philippines 1974 Benjamas Ponpasvijan *** Unknown Unknown
Greece 1973 Kanok-orn Bunma Chachoengsao
Puerto Rico 1972 Nipapat Sudsiri Kanchanaburi Province Kanchanaburi
United States 1971 Warunee Sangsirinavin Bangkok Phra Nakhon
United States 1969 Sangduen Manwong Bangkok Phra Nakhon
  • Best National Costume
United States 1968 Apantree Prayutsenee Bangkok Phra Nakhon
Top 15 Semi-Finalist
United States 1966 Cheranand Savetanand Surat Thani Province Surat Thani
2nd Runner-up
United States 1965 Apasra Hongsakula Bangkok Phra Nakhon
Miss Universe 1965
United States 1959 Sodsai Vanijvadhana ** Bangkok Phra Nakhon
  • Miss Congeniality
United States 1954 Amara Asavananda * Bangkok Phra Nakhon

Note:In 2014, Allison Samson, 1st Runner-up of Miss Universe Thailand 2014 represented Thailand at Miss Universe 2014 pageant[2]

Past[edit]

Color key

  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the top semi-finalists

Miss International[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
Japan 2013 Chointicha Tiengtham Chonburi Province Chonburi
Top 10 Semi-finalists
Japan 2012 Rungsinee Panjaburi Lamphun Province Lamphun
China 2010 Piyaporn Deejing Nakhon Ratchasima Province Nakhon Ratchasima
1st runner-up

Miss Earth[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
Philippines 2017 Paweensuda Drouin Bangkok Bangkok
Top 8 Finalists
  • Miss Earth-Hannah's
  • Best in Long Gown
  • Miss IPPCA
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Best in Long Gown
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Darling of the Press
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Best National Costume
  • Top 15 Beauty of Figure and Form
  • Top 16 Beauty of Face and Poise
  • Top 16 Intelligence and Environmental Awareness
Philippines 2016 Atcharee Buakhiao Chiang Mai Province Chiang Mai
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) National Costume Competition
Austria 2015 Chavika Watrsang Phuket Province Phuket
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Evening Gown Competition
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Best National Costume
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Photogenic Award (Online Voting)
Philippines 2012 Waratthaya Wongchayaporn Songkhla Province Songkhla
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Best in National Costume
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Press Presentation @Taguig
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) M.E Evening Gown Competition
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) M.E Miss Photogenic
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Resorts Wear Competition
  • Miss MyPhone
  • Miss Ever Bilena (two times)
  • Miss Earth Pacific Mall
  • Miss Psalmstre Placenta
Philippines 2011 Niratcha Tungtisanont Bangkok Bangkok
Top 16 Semi-finalists
Vietnam 2010 Watsaporn Wattanakoon Chiang Rai Province Chiang Rai
Runner-up (Miss Earth Water)
  • Miss Photogenic
  • Top 18 - Talent
  • Top 5 - Best in Long Gown
Philippines 2009 Rujinan Phanseethum Udon Thani Province Udon Thani
Top 8 Finalists
  • Top 15 - Best in Long Gown
Philippines 2008 Piyaporn Deejing Nakhon Ratchasima Province Nakhon Ratchasima
Top 16 Semi-finalists
Philippines 2007 Jiraporn Sing-ieam Bangkok Bangkok
Top 8 Finalists
  • Best in National Costume
Philippines 2006 Pailin Rungratanasunthorn Bangkok Bangkok
Philippines 2005 Kanokwan Sesthaphongvanich Bangkok Bangkok
Philippines 2004 Radchadawan Khampeng Phitsanulok Province Phitsanulok
Top 8 Finalists
Philippines 2003 Anongnat Sutthanuch Bangkok Bangkok
Philippines 2002 Lalita Apaiwong Bangkok Bangkok

Miss Asean Friendship[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
Vietnam 2017 Sornsarot Vittayaruengsook Bangkok Bangkok
  • Miss Photogenic

Miss Supertalent of The World[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
South Korea 2017 Sornsarot Vittayaruengsook Bangkok Bangkok
3rd Runner-up
  • Miss Supertalent Fashion Week

Miss Tourism International[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
Malaysia 2013 Sunidporn Srisuwan Bangkok Bangkok 1st Runner-Up (Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International)
Malaysia 2012 Supatra Jujaroen Samut Sakhon Province Samut Sakhon Top 10 Finalists (Miss South East Asia)
Malaysia 2011 Patsaraporn Khonkhamhaeng Nakhon Pathom Province Nakhon Pathom 2nd Runner-Up (Miss Tourism Global)
  • Miss Sogo Trendsetter
Malaysia 2010 Punnara Phoomchareon Bangkok Bangkok Top 20 Finalists
Malaysia 2009 Chonticha Supphaiboonlerd Bangkok Bangkok
  • Miss Charm
Malaysia 2008 Ananya Chinsangchai Bangkok Bangkok 3rd Runner-Up (Miss Globe Beauty International)
  • Miss Sogo Trendsetter
China 2006 Suvarat Karnkorn Nakhon Si Thammarat Nakhon Si Thammarat Top 8 Finalists
Malaysia 2005 Porntip Prasertsong Nakhon Nayok Province Nakhon Nayok 4th Runner-up (Miss Globe Beauty International)
  • Best National Costume

Miss Tourism Queen International[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
China 2013 Sakaowan Singhapreecha Bangkok Bangkok

Miss Intercontinental[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
Spain 2011 Kanyarut Pongkumpanart Uttaradit Province Uttaradit
Dominican Republic 2010 Pimpawan Bunjongsiri Chumphon Province Chumphon
Belarus 2009 Ratakorn Sathirabhoot Bangkok Bangkok
Poland 2008 Peerada Kajonmalee Samut Prakan Province Samut Prakan
  • Miss Congeniality
Seychelles 2007 Buachompoo Varee Bangkok Bangkok Top 16 Semi-finalists
Germany 2006 Nusara Suknamai Bangkok Bangkok Top 12 Semi-finalists

Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
Malaysia 2012 Pornpassorn Attapunyapol Chiang Mai Province Chiang Mai Unplaced
Malaysia 2011 Nuttamon Krisnakupt Bangkok Bangkok Top 10 Finalists
  • Miss Body Beautiful
Malaysia 2010 Wilasinee Kanlayalert Bangkok Bangkok Top 20 Semi-finalists
Malaysia 2006 Ampika Chuanpreecha Pathum Thani Province Pathum Thani Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International
  • Miss Personality
  • Miss Sogo Trendsetter Subsidiary Title
Malaysia 2000 Kanithakan Saengprachaksakula Bangkok Bangkok 3rd Runner-Up

Miss Tourism Metropolitan International[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
Malaysia 2007 Watcharawan Suntarintu Nonthaburi Province Nonthaburi 3rd Runner-Up
  • Miss KL Sogo Trendsetter
  • Miss Photogenic
  • Miss Kai Elegance

Miss Asia Pacific International[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
China 2005 Suthida Deesri Bangkok Bangkok
Philippines 2003 Narue-nit Jantara-niyom Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Philippines 2002 Thanawan Jullamaneechoke Bangkok Bangkok
Philippines 2001 Wanvisa Kham-daeng-yai Lamphun Province Lamphun 2nd Runner-up
Philippines 2000 Kanueng-nit In-orng Surat Thani Province Surat Thani 4th Runner-up

Miss Tourism World[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
Venezuela 2003 Jiraporn Nunti Chiang Mai Province Chiang Mai Top 20 Semi-finalists

See also[edit]

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