The Miss Thailand 2003 titleholder will win more than 4
million baht and a luxury 1.2 million baht Citroen C3. The prizes go down as
far as 5th and the organizers expect entries from all over Thailand. The
winner will be performing a very important duty as the Goodwill Ambassador
for Culture and Tourism.
press conference held at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel was presided over by Ms
Suchada Wongnitikorn (3rd from left), wife of the Chiang Mai Provincial
Office permanent secretary, with (from left) Cholavit Suk-udom, manager of
the contest committee, Pratchya Pisaisat from Imperial Mae Ping Hotel,
Sommart Limpraphan from the Vajiravudh Alumni Association, Sanchai
Tiewprasertkul of iTV, Miss Thailand 2002 Patiporn Sithipong, and Rangsan of
TAT and other guests.
In the North, applications are being taken for the first
round of the contest that will take place on March 23. One of the
contestants will win the title Miss Popular Northern Lady and receive 25,000
baht and go on to compete against all the other regional finalists.
The final of this year’s pageant will take place on May
10 in Bangkok at the Muangthong Thani, with the event being televised live
from 9.30-12.00 and is being organized by iTV (having been granted
permission by Vajiravudh Alumni Association under Royal Patronage).
A specially commissioned painting of the previous 39
winners has been commissioned and will be printed on souvenir postcards,
with the sales proceeds going towards the running of the anti drug club
called “Puan Tuan Puan Tor Tan Ya Septhid” (friend warn friend about
This year, the event is being held in cooperation with the Tourism
Authority of Thailand, National Women’s Council, under the Queen’s
patronage, Bangkok Metropolitan, State Railways of Thailand, Chiang Mai
Provincial Authority, Songkla, Ubon Ratchathani, and Surat Thani provincial