Apasra Hongsakula

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Apasra Hongsakula
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Apasra Hongsakula
(1947-01-16) January 16, 1947 (age 67)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height 5 ft 4.5 in (1.64 m)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Thailand 1964
Miss Universe 1965

Apasra Hongsakula (born in 1947 in Bangkok, Thailand; Thai: อาภัสรา หงสกุล, pronounced  [āːpʰátrāː hǒŋsàkūn]) is a Thai beauty queen who has held the title Miss Universe 1965. She is the daughter of Group Captain "Perm" and Kayoon Hongsakula. She was the first woman from Thailand to win the Miss Universe crown.

Biography[edit]

Apasra was born and raised in Bangkok and was sent to a boarding girl school in Penang, Malaysia.[1]

She later married a first cousin of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and had a son. Although the marriage ended in divorce,[2] she is still a much revered social figure in the country, like the Royal Thai family.

Pageantry[edit]

Participation[edit]

In the 1964 Miss Thailand pageant held in Bangkok, Apasra Hongsakula, a high school student from Penang won the crown.

She then went on to compete in the 1965 Miss Universe pageant held in Miami Beach, Florida, USA where she was crowned 14th Miss Universe winner on July 28, 1965.

Judging[edit]

She returned to the pageant as a judge in 1973 and 1979.

Post Pageants[edit]

  • President of Apasra Beauty Slimming Spa.

Facts/Trivia[edit]

  • She is the third Thai representative at Miss Universe pageant.
  • She got some advices from Her Majesty Queen Sirikit about how to strike a pose and how to walk in the pageant before she went to Miami.
  • Her Thai nickname is "Pook"
  • Apasra was presented a new crown by Miss Universe Organization and was crowned again at a private function by Miss Universe 1991 Lupita Jones of Mexico in 1992 when Thailand hosted the 1992 Miss Universe pageant. Most Miss Universe titleholders in the old days did not get to keep the crown.

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Preceded by
Sucheela Srisomboon
Miss Thailand
1964
Succeeded by
Cheranand Savetanand
Preceded by
Corinna Tsopei
(Greece)
Miss Universe
1965
Succeeded by
Margareta Arvidsson
(Sweden)