BANGKOK — A beauty contest got creative with national costumes when 77 contestants from every Thai province hit the stage Wednesday night.
Founded in 2013, Miss Grand Thailand is back in its fourth edition as it seeks for a representative pageant to compete in the upcoming Miss Grand International in October in Vietnam.
While the final show will be on Saturday, 77 women competed Wednesday night at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, or BITEC, in a contest to determine the best national costume. The winning attire will be worn by Miss Grand Thailand in October’s pageant, while the next four most highly rated costumes will be worn in different international competitions.
The costumes not only represent unique traits of each province but also showcase Thai designers’ creativity. Here are some of the costumes.