Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gives Miss Universe Thailand Aniporn “Nat” Chalermburanawong a tuk-tuk ride
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gives Miss Universe Thailand Aniporn “Nat” Chalermburanawong a tuk-tuk ride at Government House, part of the Thailand New Year Countdown 2016 tourist campaign. (PHOTO BY KRIT PROMSAKA NA SAKOLNAKORN)
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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday drove a tuk-tuk, Bangkok’s three-wheeler auto rickshaw, in touring Miss Universe Thailand Aniporn Chalermburanawong.
The photo of Prayut touring Miss Thailand in a tuk-tuk around Thai Ku Fha building was shared by Thai news outlet The Nation, a partner of the Philippine Daily Inquirer in the Asia News Network, on its Twitter account on Tuesday.
Chalermburanawong bagged the best in national costume award in the Miss Universe pageant after wearing a tuk-tuk-inspired dress.
She made it to the top 10 of the competition, which crowned Philippines’ bet Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as the 2015 Miss Universe.
Miss Universe Thailand pageant hosts bizarre ‘tuk tuk-themed’ fashion show
The show featured women dressed up to look like the three-wheeled rickshaws complete with handlebars and headlights.
The Miss Universe Thailand pageant kicked off with a bang – and a rather bizarre costume theme.
Each model took to the runway wearing a get-up inspired by Thailand’s main mode of transport the automatic rickshaw.
The tuk tuks were made out of metal sheets attached to the torso of each model and featured handlebars and headlights.
One of the costumes modelled on the runway weighed a huge 7kg and contained a circuit board and batteries to allow the headlights to light up.
The costumes are supposed to represent the “cultural trend of each country through fashion.”
The clip was posted on Thai news site Matichon.
Miss Thailand wears her “tuk-tuk” for Miss Universe 2015 pageant
Designer Hirankit Phattaraphiboon’s entry for Miss Thailand/Universe 2015’s costume was picked to represent the country at the pageant.
Themed after the “tuk-tuk”, Thailand’s iconic urban transport vehicle, the design features lights and chrome parts and will be worn by Miss Thailand/Universe 2015 Aniporn Chalermburanawong.
The tuktuk costume received mixed reaction on the Thai social media scene. Some said it was cool while others think the design was silly and cluttered.
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