Miss Universe Pageant has just kicked off, and one contestant has already become the center of everybody’s attention.
As reported by the Insider, “Miss Thailand Anna Sueangam-iam wowed the crowd with a dress made of soda tabs, which she wore during the evening gown round.”
Sueangam-iam’s unique dress made entirely of soda can tabs stunned everyone in the audience and on social media. Her Instagram post has gone viral on the internet.
The official Instagram account of Miss Universe Thailand posted more details about the viral dress.
“Meticulously created from used aluminium pull-tabs of drink cans and Swarovki combined, this unique upcycled dress designed by “MANIRAT” is at its most promptness to be found on the universal stage.”
The caption read, “Persistence, tenaciousness, and optimism within her have led her to a great success in life. It is the result of being brought up by a father who is a garbage collector, street-sweeper mother, and a virtuous nun who was Anna’s great-grandmother,” the caption of the image reads.”
Meanwhile, the beauty queen explained in her Instagram post that the familiar surroundings of her childhood actually inspired her dress.
“Growing up with garbage collector parents, my life as a child was among piles of garbage and recyclables. This unique gown was purposefully tailor-made with discarded and recycled materials, namely the ‘Can Tab’ to present to the UNIVERSE that what’s considered worthless by many actually possesses its own value and beauty. Thank you all for seeing it, hearing it, and hopefully being that message of self-worth,” she wrote.
Some haters also tried to label Anna as the ‘Garbage beauty queen,’ but comments like these cannot stop her from shining bright like a precious gem, as written by Miss Universe Thailand’s official Instagram.
According to Insider, “Sueangam-iam, now 24, was born and raised in a slum in Bangkok. Her family later sent her to a temple to protect her from an unsafe environment. She grew up among Buddhist nuns and her meals primarily consisted of the monks’ leftovers.”
Miss Universe Thailand now aims to use her influence to amplify the voices of the underprivileged.
“She currently works with a number of nonprofit organizations, including Smile Train Thailand.”
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