The lady called ‘Miss dirty’ wins Miss Universe Thailand 2022 | Job Binary

A woman nicknamed “Miss Garbage” for being the daughter of former Garbage rumors is set to represent Thailand in the Miss Universe 2022 pageant.

Anna Sueangam-iam, 23, was crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2022 on Saturday night, besting 28 other women vying for the title.

For those final Q & A session of the contest, Sueangam-iam was asked what he would do to empower people around the world who “feel hopeless.”

He replied: “You are not the only ones who face despair. “I was in despair too. We learn from our problems to adapt and survive. I will call you all to have courage in yourselves and rise up to fight again. If I can, you can.”

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Despite receiving the coveted title, Sueangam-iam was not popular among viewers and came in sixth with just 3.2 percent of the public vote on the Miss Universe Thailand website. Thai Italian candidate Renita Veronica Pagano, who was the fourth runner-up, received 28.1 percent of the public’s votes while Thai American candidate Nicolene Limsnukan, who was the first runner-up, received 25.2 percent.

Before Sueangam-iam won, social media users doubted her chances because she “doesn’t have a foreign parent” unlike the other contestants who are “luk khrueng,” a Thai term that refers to a refers to a person of mixed heritage.

“I think I will do my best,” he told local platform Komchadluek Online in an earlier interview. “I think being luk khrueng or not is not the main criteria to be selected as Miss Thailand Universe.”

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On top of the new “Power of Resilience” crown made by jeweler Mouawad, the new Miss Universe Thailand also received various prizes with 1 million baht (approximately $27,663), a rental house and a new car.

Born on November 10, 1998, Sueangam-iam grew up in Bangkok in poverty and was nicknamed “Miss Garbage” by her classmates. He reportedly played with toys his parents found in the trash while they worked for the Bangkok City Administration.

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Through hard work and determination, Sueangam-iam was able to study hotel and tourism management at Bangkok’s Kasetsart University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

Now she hopes to win Thailand’s third Miss Universe crown after Porntip Nakhirunkanok who won the title in 1988 and Apasra Hongsakula who won it in 1965.

Featured image by TPING

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