Thailand won Miss Universe for the first time on 24 July 1965 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in 1965 with Apasra Hongsakula. She later married a first cousin of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
Porntip Nakhirunkanok became in 1988 the second woman from Thailand to win the Miss Universe crown. She also become the first woman ever to win both Best National Costume Award and the Miss Universe crown. For Pimbongkod Chankaew, Miss Universe 1988 is "The most inspiring woman, and the best Miss Universe in her heart."
Chalita Yaemwannang represented Thailand at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia but failed to place in the semifinals.
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