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[citation needed] Bangkok Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Chiang Mai 40
2016 Chalita Suansane Samut Prakan Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Phangnga 40
2015 Aniporn Chalermburanawong Lampang Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Ubon Ratchathani 40
2014 Allison Samson (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 Chonburi 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
Miss Universe Thailand 2012 – Recent
2018 Sophida Kanchanarin Bangkok
TBA
TBA
2017 Maria Poonlertlarp Bangkok
Top 5 Finalist
2016 Chalita Suansane Samut Prakan
Top 6 Finalist
2015 Aniporn Chalermburanawong Lampang
Top 10 Finalist
  • Best National Costume
2014 Allison Samson (successor) Los Angeles, United States
Weluree Ditsayabut (resigned) Kanchanaburi Did not compete*
2013 Chalita Yaemwannang Nakhon Ratchasima
2012 Farida Waller Krabi
Miss Thailand Universe 20002011
2011 Chanyasorn Sakornchan Chonburi
  • 2nd Runner-up - Best National Costume
2010 Fonthip Watcharatrakul Samut Prakan
  • Best National Costume
  • Miss Photogenic
2009 Chutima Durongdej Bangkok
  • Miss Photogenic
  • 2nd Runner-up - Best National Costume
2008 Gavintra Photijak Chonburi
  • Best National Costume
2007 Farung Yuthithum Pathum Thani
Top 15 Semi-Finalist
2006 Charm Osathanond Bangkok
Top 20 Semi-Finalist
2005 Chananporn Rosjan Bangkok
  • Best National Costume
2004 Morakot Aimee Kittisara Bangkok
2003 Yaowalak Traisurat Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Top 10 - Best National Costume
2002 Janjira Janchome Phitsanulok
2001 Varinthorn Phadoongvithee Nonthaburi
2000 Kulthida Yenprasert Bangkok
Miss Thailand 19541999
1999 Apisamai Srirangsan Nakhon Pathom
1998 Chalida Taochalee United States
1997 Suangsuda Lawanprasert Nakhon Nayok
1996 Nirachala Kumya **** Chiang Mai
1995 Pavadee Wicheinrat United States
1994 Areeya Chumsai Michigan,United States
1993 Chattarika Ubonsiri Chiang Mai
  • Top 10 - Best National Costume
1992 Ornanong Panyawong Chiang Mai
  • 1st Runner-up - Best National Costume
1991 Jiraprapa Sawettanan Bangkok
1990 Passaraporn Chaimongkol Songkhla
  • Miss Photogenic
1989 Yonlada Ronghanam Bangkok
  • 2nd Runner-up - Best National Costume
1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok Chachoengsao
Miss Universe 1988
  • Best National Costume
1987 Chutima Naiyana Bangkok
1986 Taweeporn Klungploy Nakhon Sawan
1985 Tarntip Pongsuk Nan
1984 Savinee Pakaranang United States
Top 10 Semi-Finalist
1983 Jinda Nernkrang *** Pathum Thani
1982 Nipaporn Tarapanich *** Unknown
1981 Massupha Karbpraphan *** Unknown
1980 Artitaya Promkul *** Unknown
1979 Wongduan Kerdpoom *** Unknown
1978 Pornpit Sakornvijit *** Unknown
1977 Laddawan In-Yah *** Unknown
1976 Katareeya Areekul *** Unknown
1975 Wanlaya Thonawanik *** Unknown
1974 Benjamas Ponpasvijan *** Unknown
1973 Kanok-orn Bunma Chachoengsao
1972 Nipapat Sudsiri Kanchanaburi
1971 Warunee Sangsirinavin Phra Nakhon
1969 Sangduen Manwong Phra Nakhon
  • Best National Costume
1968 Apantree Prayutsenee Phra Nakhon
Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1966 Cheranand Savetanand Surat Thani
2nd Runner-up
1965 Apasra Hongsakula Phra Nakhon
Miss Universe 1965
1959 Sodsai Vanijvadhana ** Phra Nakhon
  • Miss Congeniality
1954 Amara Asavananda * 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
2013 Chointicha Tiengtham Chon Buri
Top 10 Semi-finalists
2012 Rungsinee Panjaburi Lamphun
2010 Piyaporn Deejing Nakhon Ratchasima
1st runner-up

Miss Earth[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
2017 Paweensuda Drouin 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
2016 Atcharee Buakhiao Chiang Mai
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) National Costume Competition
2015 Chavika Watrsang Phuket
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Evening Gown Competition
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Best National Costume
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Photogenic Award (Online Voting)
2012 Waratthaya Wongchayaporn 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
2011 Niratcha Tungtisanont Bangkok
Top 16 Semi-finalists
2010 Watsaporn Wattanakoon Chiang Rai
Runner-up (Miss Earth Water)
  • Miss Photogenic
  • Top 18 - Talent
  • Top 5 - Best in Long Gown
2009 Rujinan Phanseethum Udon Thani
Top 8 Finalists
  • Top 15 - Best in Long Gown
2008 Piyaporn Deejing Nakhon Ratchasima
Top 16 Semi-finalists
2007 Jiraporn Sing-ieam Bangkok
Top 8 Finalists
  • Best in National Costume
2006 Pailin Rungratanasunthorn Bangkok
2005 Kanokwan Sesthaphongvanich Bangkok
2004 Radchadawan Khampeng Phitsanulok
Top 8 Finalists
2003 Anongnat Sutthanuch Bangkok
2002 Lalita Apaiwong Bangkok

Miss Asean Friendship[edit]

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

Miss Supertalent of The World[edit]

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

Miss Tourism International[edit]

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

Miss Intercontinental[edit]

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

Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International[edit]

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

Miss Tourism Metropolitan International[edit]

Year Representative's Name Province Placement Special awards
2007 Watcharawan Suntarintu 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
2005 Suthida Deesri Bangkok
2003 Narue-nit Jantara-niyom Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
2002 Thanawan Jullamaneechoke Bangkok
2001 Wanvisa Kham-daeng-yai Lamphun 2nd Runner-up
2000 Kanueng-nit In-orng Surat Thani 4th Runner-up

Miss Tourism World[edit]

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

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