On Sunday 15th April, at the Pattaya Floating Market, there was a celebration of Songkran Festival with a Beauty Competition for girls in traditional Thai dress, between the ages of four and six years old.
34 children entered into the full spirit of the occasion and represented a number of dance schools. Pattaya’s own KC Dance Studio, based in Duck Square, was represented by six of their best children, who had to walk around the stage and answer questions.
Chanissara Katie Marsh receives her sash and envelope from the emcee, for being placed ‘after second’.
Before leaving the studio there was an exhausting six hours of make-up and dressing for the girls. Ten children out of the 34 were chosen as semi-finalists and again at this stage had to walk and answer questions from the MC, before a final selection was made by the 3 judges, of just five lovely girls.
Emphasis was on confidence and their nice walk and the ability to thoughtfully answer questions while on stage with cameras flashing.
KC Dance Studio’s Chanissara Katie Marsh, the daughter of Yuphin Marsh, MD of Black Star Jewellery who are sponsoring KC Dance Studio, was placed third and picked up a very nice cash prize and a lovely scarlet silk sash.
Line up of the top five winners.
Katie poses with Chai Malizon, owner and head teacher of KC Dance Studio along with family and supporters.