Photos are taken from Miss Universe Thailand fan page
Thailand had won Miss Universe best national costume for 6 times in its long history, starting from 1969, 1988, 2005, 2008, 2010 and to 2015 respectively.
Today, Miss Universe Thailand organization’s just revealed the new national outfit at the Ancient City, Samut Prakarn. The outfit was inspired by white elephants, sacred animals in Thai belief that represent power, victory and fortune.
Sophida Kanchanarin, Miss Universe Thailand 2018, strutted down from her own path with the white costume and struck a pose in front of the media then an automatic mechanism started to work its way by slowly pulling up the elephant-head-shaped piece of fabric revealing a royalty-like white elephant costume.
With that kind of wow factor delivered by the automatic mechanism, we think this would easily put Thai national costume to the spotlight and has very high potential to win it all against other countries.
But you know what! We know they don’t want to win best national costume that much. They are aiming for something bigger like standing in the final 3.
In 2005, Bangkok was the host city and Thailand won national costume but wasn’t able to advance to at least the final 15 leaving Thai fans with huge disappointment.