Different from most beauty pageants, the July 6 Miss Hard Rock contest finals valued rocker-style clothing over swimsuits and talent in identifying song titles and performers over singing and dancing.
Winners and judges gather on stage for a commemorative group photo.
Six women vied for the title in a bid to become the hotel’s public relations ambassador for the next year and represent Thailand at the Southeast Asia Miss Hard Rock pageant in Malaysia. After three days of competing, 23-year-old Pornsaan Pornwapee, a Bangkok student studying Business Administration at Siam Technological College, took the sash and 132,000 baht in prizes.
Budsabong Prommeang took second and 92,500 baht, followed by Pakatida Srongprapa, winning 83,000 baht. Chotika Nithi-Athikorn won the “Miss Rock Friendly” prize while Ploy Boonme took the “best skin” prize.
Ploy Boonme, winner of the “best skin” prize, looks beautiful in a swimsuit.
The contest followed few of the rules of traditional pageants with the first day having contestants quizzed by judges on their musical knowledge. They also gave background on their favorite performing artists and had to name the title and artist of various song clips. They also put on a fashion show of rock-styled clothing around the pool. The day wrapped with a chance for hopefuls to talk about the Hard Rock Pattaya in public.
The second day saw contestants get back into a more-traditional mode, slipping into swimsuits for the judges approval. They also worked more on showing off their spokeswomanly skills.
The six contestants pose outside the Romrawin Clinic.
Suwanthep “Tony” Malhotra, Deputy MD of Pattaya Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., presents the Ms. Rock Friendly prize to Chotika Nithi-Athikorn.
Patrick Ng, Executive Assistant Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, presents the 1st runner up prize to Budsabong Prommeang.
Patrick Ng, Executive Assistant Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, announces Ms. Hard Rock Pattaya 2013, Pornsaan Pornwapee.