Phatlada Kullaphakthanaphat has been chosen as Miss Thailand for the upcoming Miss World competition.
Thai Television Channel 3 and BEC-Tero Entertainment picked Phatlada – whose nickname is ‘milk’ – after she was the runner-up in 2016.
There’s normally a big fanfare and a national competition where Miss Thailand is chosen from 100 other applicants.
But this year was a low-key affair due to the death of the king and Phatlada was given the honour. The 2017 Miss World contest that will be held in China.
The date and venue of the final will be announced shortly. Miss World heats will also have ‘greater emphasis on social media and interactivity’, which translates as something similar to audience voting.
This doesn’t bode well for Phatlada Kullaphakthanaphat, who doesn’t appear to have a single English language social media account.
It’s almost like Thailand’s not interested in winning this year…
In the mean time, enjoy the pictures of Phatlada Kullaphakthanaphat that we’ve assembled.