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.
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…