Fan-fave Miss Thailand talks about her bittersweet attainment during Miss Universe pageant
February 18, 2017 - miss universe
First, it was actor Mario Maurer, who was tapped by a Tourism Authority of Thailand to foster a Land of Smiles as a tip traveller end in Asia. Then came Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane, who finished adult in a Top 6 of a new Miss Universe lean hold in a country.
There are good reasons since Chalita is a cosy fit for a job, as her appearance in a manifestation straightforwardly demonstrated. The 22-year-old-model-turned-beauty titlist knows how to make a grand opening (she arrived in a nation with 17 suitcases) and means a public’s seductiveness in her.
She won a fan opinion and became a initial titleholder from Thailand to make it to a competition’s Top 6 given Porntip Nakhirunkanok won a Miss Universe climax in 1988. Not bad for a first-time beauty contestant.
And if you’re wondering about her pleasant though don’t-mess-with-me countenance, Chalita has German blood using by her veins (her mom’s Thai-German), like a really possess former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach. So there.
In Inquirer Entertainment’s divulgence QA with Chalita, a 5’7” high beauty talks about Pia, Maxine Medina and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere; her loyalty with Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar; a Philippines as a traveller haven, and since Filipinos should revisit Thailand and eat scorpion—one of Bangkok’s “exotic” delicacies.
Congratulations for creation it to a Top 6. Are we confident with your performance? Do we cruise we should have placed higher? It was a multiple of dual feelings. On one hand, we felt unhappy that we unsuccessful to make it to a Top 3, as we had hoped. But creation it to a Top 6 was a prerogative in itself, given a tough work and bid we put into it to get to a finals. But it meant a lot to me since it was a initial time in about 28 years that Thailand done it adult to a question-and-answer round.
Let’s try that final question-and-answer for a Top 3: Name something over a march of your life that we unsuccessful at, and tell us what we schooled from that experience? I’ve never looked during anything in my life as a failure. Everything that has happened to me offers a good doctrine to learn—and an event to do improved in a future.
What are your thoughts about Pia (the former Miss Universe titleholder), Iris (the stream Miss Universe from France) and Maxine (Miss Philippines)? we cruise all 3 ladies my friends. Everyone is pleasing in her possess singular way. Pia possesses a impression of a leader. Like Maxine, Iris—the stream Miss Universe—is really good to everyone.
You’re good friends with Miss Colombia (Andrea Tovar), as seen from your Instagram posts, generally a one where we speak to any other around FaceTime. Is she formulation to revisit Thailand soon? Yes, Andrea and we still keep in touch. She told me that she could come to Thailand since she perceived an endowment in Colombia that would let her transport to her end of choice. I’d be really happy to acquire her in Thailand.
What was your favorite partial of a Miss Universe knowledge in a Philippines? The many poignant is a loyalty fake among a 85 candidates. Truly valuable.
What astounded we a many about a Philippines and a people? How identical and opposite are Filipinos and Thais? It was my initial time to revisit a Philippines, so we was really astounded that everybody knew my name. Wherever we went, even in places outward Metro Manila, everybody would call me by my name, Chalita!
The many conspicuous likeness is in a approach we look. Filipinos and Thais demeanour a same, as if they’re brothers and sisters. But one graphic disproportion is a food. we didn’t have a possibility to try as many Filipino dishes as we wanted during a pageant, though with a few that we had tasted—which, by a way, were delicious—I’d contend that a flavors were utterly different.
For Filipinos who are formulation a outing to Thailand, what are a must-see places and to-do activities that we would recommend? Thailand has a accumulation of attractions to offer, though we would rarely suggest Bangkok—where a Royal Grand Palace and a Wat Phra Kaew, that houses a Emerald Buddha, are located. Our nation also offers wealthy dishes (and travel food), activities involving health and wellness, and shopping.
We’re also remarkable for a hospitality. Thai people provide tourists like their kin or friends.
Let’s plead specific Thai dishes you’d like tourists to try. What were those boiled insects that we attempted in a footage for a Miss Universe telecast? Yeah, a scorpion! It was my initial time to try it. But we would suggest 3 Thai dishes—the tom yum goong, pad Thai and mango gummy rice.
You came to a Philippines with 17 suitcases for a Miss Universe pageant. Did we lapse to Manila for a tourism-promotion outing with a same number? No, no…just one (laughs)!