Miss Thailand Universe’s National Costume

The “national costume” Miss Thailand Universe “Pook Look” Fonthip Watcharatrakul will be wearing at the Miss Universe pageant 2010 this coming August at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. You like? I like.

The costume is titled “Siam Iyara”, it was designed by Phalin Aphinyakul as part of Ch7’s Annual Miss Thailand Universe National Costume Design competition. The inspiration was derived from a painting and Thai elephants, the symbolic animal of Thailand. For his efforts, Phalin received 20,000 baht ($621 USD).

Miss Thailand Universe contestant Pook Look loves the dress.

“When I saw it, I thought it was very beautiful. I liked it a lot. The concept for the outfit is ‘Siam Iyara (Thai Elephants)’, it was inspired by Thai elephants. It was easy to wear.”

The sketch was beautifully done.

Inspiration for the costume

Pook Look at her crowning

Each year, the theme is red and gold.

Studio pictures of the costume.

Just Beautiful, Thailand takes this seriously. By the way, I’m not gay or anything–Pook Look is one hot chick.

Posing with a cardboard elephant.

Khun Daeng, Phalin Aphinyakul (designer), Miss Thailand Universe Pook Look

The competition-some of these designs were resubmitted from last year, I remember them.

There were hundreds of entries…

In the end they chose this sketch.

Last Year, Thailand placed 3rd in the “National Costume” category, I hope they win this year.

More pictures here.