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Woman dubbed ‘Miss Garbage’ wins Miss Universe Thailand 2022

  • Anna Sueangam-iam, a 23-year-old woman known as “Miss Garbage” due to her being the daughter of former garbage collectors, was crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2022 on Saturday night.
  • As this year's Miss Universe Thailand, Sueangam-iam received the new "Power of Resilience" crown by renowned jeweler Mouawad and several prizes including 1 million baht (approximately $27,663), a condominium and a new car.
  • Born in Bangkok, she reportedly played with toys her parents found in the trash while working for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

A woman dubbed “Miss Garbage” for being the daughter of former garbage collectors is set to represent Thailand in the Miss Universe 2022 pageant. 

Anna Sueangam-iam, 23, was crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2022 on Saturday night, besting 28 other women vying for the title.

‘Don’t insult Japan!’: Miss Universe 2021 Japan’s national costume is all wrong according to netizens

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The national costume worn by Japan’s candidate in the 70th Miss Universe pageant has sparked criticism on Japanese social media.

“Cool Japan” take: During the pageant’s National Costume Show on Dec. 10, Japanese contestant Juri Watanabe wore highly stylized attire that social media users in Japan have taken issue with, reported SoraNews24.

Who is Harnaaz Sandhu? What the world didn’t hear about Miss Universe 2021

On Dec. 12, Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned Miss Universe 2021. When host Steve Harvey asked the contestant to “meow,” he missed out on an opportunity to ask about her many professional accomplishments and volunteering experiences.

A new Miss Universe: The 21-year-old model and actor, who hails from Chandigarh, India, is the first winner from India in 21 years.

Why Miss Myanmar 2020 Can’t Return Home to Her Country Yet

Miss Myanmar 2020 Thuzar Wint Lwin is unable to return to her country after reportedly earning the ire of the military junta that replaced her government.

Fearless Empress: Thuzar, 22, publicly spoke against the unrest in Myanmar, which began in February when the military seized control of the country, undoing a democratic election in which Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party won by a landslide.

Miss Singapore, Myanmar Use National Costumes to Highlight Racial Violence and Political Turmoil

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Miss Singapore and Miss Myanmar highlighted important social issues during the national costume segment of the 69th Miss Universe competition.

Racial hate: Miss Singapore candidate Bernadette Belle Ong wore the red and white colors of the Singaporean flag in a cape with the message “Stop Asian Hate” printed on the back during the show on Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida.