Ex-Pageant Contestant Files Charge Over 'Nipple Photo'

(30 March) A former Miss Thailand World contestant has pressed charge against owners of a beauty clinic in Bangkok for advertising with a photo showing her nipple.

According to Ms.  Thanyarat Mongkolchengchai, 27, who ran in the 2007 Miss Thailand World contest, last October she was hired as an advertisement model by a beauty clinic in Soi Thonglor 18.

Ms. Thanyarat said the contract dictates that she would have the rights to review the photos taken in the photoshoot session, and to decide which photos can be used in the advertisement. 

However, Ms. Thanyarat told police, it emerged last week that the clinic has used one of her photos – which showed her right nipple – in both printed and online advertisement. 

"The photo is very inappropriate," Ms. Thanyarat said, "So I called them and asked about the photo, but the clinic kept evading my questions. They try to avoid any talks with me and shrug off any responsibility, so I have to ask for help from the police and the media".

She vowed to pursue the case in both criminal and civil courts, and would not stop until the clinic administration apologises and compensates her. 

The police said they will investigate Ms. Thanyarat's complaint and proceed to summon the clinic owners for further interrogation. 

 

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