Thailand Bags Best National Costume Award at Miss United Continents 2017
Miss United Continents 2017 will be the 5th edition of the pageant, which is slated to take place on September 23, 2017 at the Palacio de Cristal in Guayaquil, Ecuador. During the conclusion of the pageant, Jeslyn Santos from Philippines will pass on her crown to her successor as the new Miss United Continents.
On September 17, 2017, the thirty three delegates showcased the ethnicity and culture of their respective countries during the National Costume Presentation Ceremony, which was held at Hotel & Centro Comercial Punta del Mar in La Libertad, Ecuador.
Miss United Continents Thailand, Aoom Thaweeporn Phingchamrat’s National Costume was inspired by the ‘King of Fruit’ concept. The costume highlights the story of Durian, who is the king of fruit which is very famous all over the world and indicates the prosperity of seedling in eastern Thailand. This costume presents Durian through the sharp external thorns along with the aromatic and sweet Durian pulp inside, sprinkled over with dazzling gold yellow Durian flowers.
During the same event, Miss Panama, Paulette Sánchez took the second place for Best National Costume. She wore a fantasy costume based on a piece of goldsmith’s jewelry. This richly hand-made dress features 18-carat gold, pearls, corals and turquoises.
The third place went to Miss Japan, Yuika Tsutsumi, who was dressed in the costume called Kimono Kazari. It weights around five kilos, which was handmade to last a lifetime. At the back of robe hangs a decoration that is only displayed during New Year, to invite good fortune, good health, and wisdom.