Miss World Thailand 2015 will be held on August 15, 2015. The winner will be the representative for Thailand at the Miss World 2015 pageant on 19 December 2015 at the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre in China. This year a total of 25 contestants were selected for Miss Thailand World 2015, three of them however withdrew due to personal reasons.
The highest placement for Thailand at Miss World came in 1989, when Prathumrat Woramali became the third runner-up.
History of the Miss World Thailand Pageant
Miss Thailand World is not related the previous Miss Thailand or Miss Universe Thailand. In 1985, BEC-Tero Entertainment Pcl. (Channel 3) was awarded the rights to host the Miss Thailand World pageant and to send a Thai representative to compete at Miss World. Parnlekha Wanmuang was crowned the first Miss Thailand World in 1985.
In 2014 Nonthawan Thongleng, the asian pocahontas, represented her country at Miss World in London where Rolene Strauss of South Africa won the crown. She made the TOP 11. Nonthawan’s selection as Miss Thailand World was unusual in that she had a darker complexion than most contestants. This sparked discussion regarding Thai society’s perceptions of skin colour and beauty.