Beauty pageants raise money for AIDS hospice

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Jiji Thanyapat Chakan won the first ever Pattaya Elephant Village beauty pageant to raise money for AIDS patients at the Glory Hut Foundation.
Jiji Thanyapat Chakan won the first ever Pattaya Elephant Village beauty pageant to raise money for AIDS patients at the Glory Hut Foundation.

The Pattaya Elephant Village organized its first-ever beauty pageants to raise money for AIDS patients at the Glory Hut Foundation.

Lukphat Purimprut Chaiyakam of the “Thailand’s Got Talent” television show hosted the Miss Elephant Village Thailand 2018 pageant Dec 24 at the Singha D’Luck Cinematic Theatre.

Jiji Thanyapat Chakan won the crown with runners-up, in order, Intita Atsawajindakul and Tongta Yatopama. Honorable mentions went to Meree Nichanan Aow and Fah Yodchat.

Theater owners Pirat and Nittaya Chaiyakam opened the festivities before a performance of The Kaan Show.

The pageant started with a parade of contestants. They were judged by a panel of actors, net idols and contestants of other beauty pageants.

The day also saw the transgender pageant Miss Beauty People Thailand. The winner was Isaree Mungman with runners-up, in order, Wanarot Pinmanee and Apatsara Muennoi. Honorable mentions went to Yadawadee Nutchpramoon and Sasinatda Meechai.

Proceeds from the pageants will go to the Glory Hut Foundation in Nongprue, where HIV-positive and AIDS-stricken patients are given care.