Miss Thailand World is Maeya Nonthawan THONGLENG. She will represent Thailand at Miss World 2014 to succeed to current Miss World from the Philippines, Megan Young. Miss World 2014, will be the 64th edition of the Miss World pageant held on December 14 at ExCeL London in London, UK. Maeya Nonthawan THONGLENG grew up in Surat Thani in the South of Thailand. The 22-year-old aspiring singer and model often dreamed of being crowned Miss Thailand.
For Maeya, the most important is to feel comfortable in your own skin “I wanted to prove that darker skin girls can make it in the Thai beauty world too,” she says. “Before the contest, I told my Instagram followers that I wished to represent all the girls who felt insecure about their dark skin. I said, I will try to win this contest to give you a leg to stand on”
Maeya Nonthawan Thongleng about her dark skin “I would tell myself, ‘They don’t like people with dark skin. Only people with pale complexions are considered beautiful’. But when I looked at myself in the mirror, I thought, I am pretty! I’m just a different kind of pretty.” Maeya says she had to try a lot harder than the other Miss Thailand World contestants to encourage people to accept her skin tone.
Her name is Nonthawan, Maeya is her nickname/English name. This girl will be one of the frontrunners on this year’s MW2014 edition. She’s a total package.