30 Miss Thailand Pageant Contestants Fall Into a Pond as Bridge Collapses

30 Miss Thailand Pageant Contestants Fall Into a Pond as Bridge Collapses

December 8, 2020
A video showing beauty pageant contestants falling into a pond all at once in Thailand has been making the rounds on social media. 
Unscheduled swim: The unfortunate incident saw 30 contestants of the Miss Thailand pageant getting ready to take a photo on top of a suspension bridge at a cafe before they all fell into the pool of water.
  • The shoot was held during the second day of the competition in Chiang Mai, Thailand, according to the New York Post.
  • The women are seen in casual wear, holding bubble tea cups and wearing face shields as they perform their customary “beauty queen” wave.
  • The women’s combined weight proved too heavy for the bridge, causing it to collapse. 
  • As the bridge fell, the young women are seen scrambling for safety, with some managing to secure their bubble tea from tipping over.
  • They were all immediately brought to the hospital for a checkup and have since been discharged, reports Newsflare.
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After the fall: The accidental bridge collapse left most of the women soaking wet, with three injured — one sustaining bruises and wounds on her forehead, while two had minor scrapes.
  • Miss Thailand 2020 event director Dr. Adisorn Suddee explained that while the contest is usually held in Bangkok, they selected Chang Mai for a change, confident that it would be safe and secure.
  • ”This was the second day of the contest, and it was unexpected that the bridge would break,” Suddee was quoted as saying.
  • Taking full responsibility for the incident, venue owner Worapot Chatkanjana donated 500,000 Thai baht ($16,645) to cover the medical bills of the injured women and promised to “have their dresses cleaned professionally.” 
  • Chatkanjana promised to make the bridge stronger so such an incident would not happen again.
  • As the beauty contestants continue their recovery, the remaining 27 contestants are set to proceed, vying for the Miss Thailand crown on pageant night on Dec. 13.
  • On top of representing the country at Miss International, the winner will also gain sponsorship deals and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.
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      Ryan General

      Ryan General is a Senior Reporter for NextShark




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