Facts, fun, and frenzy: the Miss Universe pageant explained


Miss Thailand jUniverse Apasara Hongsakula is crowned Miss Universe in 1965.

The most anticipated beauty pageant in the world, the Miss Universe Pageant started life as a model search promoting a swimsuit brand but is now regarded as an annual global event that culminates in the crowning of the delegate chosen by a select panel of judges as the most beautiful.

Like other fans of diverse nationalities, Thais pin their hopes on the country’s chosen representative to bring home the much-coveted crown. And the tension was running high on Sunday morning Thai time as Thai-Danish lovely Anntonia Porsild made it into the top three and then finished as first runner-up.

Miss Universe 2023’s first runner up Anntonia Porsild

It has been a long time since Thailand won the much-celebrated Miss Universe title. In 1988, Porntip Nakhirunkanok brought pride to the nation when she was crowned…

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