Seriously, how awesomely tacky is this?
Thai architecture? That’s been done. Muay Thai? Done. Thai puppets? Done. What inspirations for national costumes do we have left? Right, our iconic tuk tuk.
Thais have high hopes the country will win the best national costume at the Miss Universe competition this year after the announcement today that Miss Thailand, Aniporn Chalermburanawong, will represent the nation in the ‘Tuk Tuk Thailand’ dress.
The dress was designed by Hirankrit Paipibulkul, a cultural scholar, and will be made with chromium and real lights.
Feedback about the dress has so far been positive. Pageant fans are beyond happy with this weird-yet-wonderful costume because it will definitely make Aniporn stand out, especially if there was a horn for her to honk when she screams out “Thailand!!!!” when she introduces herself at the Miss Universe contest.