Sophida Kanchanari is Miss Universe Thailand 2018

Photo by Oat Nutphon

The Land of Smile has just crowned their representative to Miss Universe 2018 pageant. Sophida Kanchanari outshines other heavy favorites during the Miss Universe Thailand grand coronation night held last night at Royal Paragon Hall.

The 23 years old stunner is an investment banker graduated in Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received  the President's Education Award with a letter from the White House signed by former president, Barack Obama during her undergraduate studies. She is currently working as a manager at Thai Military Bank.

Maria Poonlertlarp, Miss Universe Thailand 2017 crowned her successor Sophida Kanchanari. Photo by Oat Nutphon

Sophia has the difficult mission to end Thailand's 30-year drought at Miss Universe. The last Miss Universe from their country was Porntip Nakhihunkanok who won in 1988. The very first Thai woman to win the crown was Apasra Hongsakula in 1965.

She will compete with the Philippine representative, Catriona Gray, along with the other contestants all over the world. As of press time, Miss Universe Organization is yet to announce the host country of the said pageant.

Did you miss her performance? Don't worry because we got you covered. Watch the snippet of her performance below:


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