Last Saturday, Anna Suengam-iam took the crown of Miss Universe Thailand 2022 and was officially announced as the Thailand representative for the prestigious Miss Universe stage this year.
Out of 29 contenders, fans initially did not see Anna winning the title as she was fully Thai compared to the other beauty queens who are mostly of mixed heritage.
Anna did not back down and continued to shine despite the odds, proving to be the true underdog of the competition.
While her grace and beauty captured the attention of many, her honesty about how she was raised truly touched the hearts of the audience.
Anna informed the Thai media without any hint of embarrassment that both of her parents had worked as trash collectors for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and that the majority of her toys when she was a child had been retrieved from waste and restored by her parents.