The spokesman said Srettha appreciated Anntonia’s successful expression of Thai culture as a soft power to the world, especially by dressing in the elegant national costume from the Ayutthaya period.
The spokesman quoted the prime minister as saying that although Anntonia did not win the title, she had brought fame to Thailand on an international stage.
“She won the hearts of all Thais and made Thais proud,” the spokesman said.
Srettha also posted congratulatory messages on his X (Twitter) page.
“I would like to congratulate, admire and thank Khun Anntonia Porsild for representing Thailand very well until she won the title of first runner-up of Miss Universe 2023,” Srettha posted.