Humanities student crowned Miss Tiffany Universe 2011

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A Bangkok communications student bested 29 other transvestites to win the 2011 Miss Tiffany pageant, and will go on to represent Thailand in the Miss International Queen pageant later in the year.

Sirapassorn “Sammy” Auttayakorn, who attends Ramkamhaeng University, won 120,000 baht and a Toyota Yaris. He also won the “Miss Silky Skin” prize from Asoke Skin Hospital, and Miss Photogenic.

First runner-up Saranrat “Nat” Chaiyakorn (left) and second runner-up Tisnamadee “Giji” Bunniyom (right) congratulate Miss Tiffany Universe 2011 Sirapasson “Sammy” Atthayakorn, a third year student at the Faculty of Humanities, Ramkhamhaeng University.  The Thailand qualifying event for the Miss International Queen pageant to be held later in the year took place last week, with the finals on Friday night, May 6.   First runner-up Saranrat “Nat” Chaiyakorn (left) and second runner-up Tisnamadee “Giji” Bunniyom (right) congratulate Miss Tiffany Universe 2011 Sirapasson “Sammy” Atthayakorn, a third year student at the Faculty of Humanities, Ramkhamhaeng University.  The Thailand qualifying event for the Miss International Queen pageant to be held later in the year took place last week, with the finals on Friday night, May 6.

First runner-up, 23-year-old student Saranrat “Nat” Chaiyakorn, took home 100,000 baht while second runner-up, Tissanamadi “Gigi” Bunniyom, won 20,000 baht.

Costume designer Tissanamadi, a crowd favorite, also won the best costume.

Other special award winners included Serinapa Petchaboon for the best swimsuit, Archiraya Trithanawiboon took Miss Congeniality, Atchreechaya Tanuganurat for the most stylish cocktail dress, and Variny Khumpaiphuan as Miss NuRiss Beauty.

The entire event took place over several days, from May 2-6, with photo ops including contestants visiting underprivileged children, releasing turtles into the sea, playing beach volleyball, visiting host hotel Woodland’s Resort, and a cocktail evening dress contest sponsored by Kongkiat Boutique, as well as a Miss Unlimited Sexy contest on May 4 at Central Festival Pattaya Beach featuring contestants in swimsuits.

The queen and her court: Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 Sirapassorn “Sammy” Auttayakorn (center) is flanked by first runner-up Saranrat “Nat” Chaiyakorn (left) and second runner-up Tissanamadi “Gigi” Bunniyom (right).The queen and her court: Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 Sirapassorn “Sammy” Auttayakorn (center) is flanked by first runner-up Saranrat “Nat” Chaiyakorn (left) and second runner-up Tissanamadi “Gigi” Bunniyom (right).

The finals took place in the evening of May 6 at Tiffany Theater, with famous judges being presided over by Dr. Seri Wongmonta.

The Miss Tiffany Universe pageant is Thailand’s annual celebration of its celebrated transvestite and transgender population. The contest is designed to show boys who would be girls in a positive light and has been responsible for launching the show business careers of several past winners.

The pageant is extremely popular, being shown on national television and around the world. The winner of the contest goes on to represent Thailand at the Miss International Queen pageant, also organized by the Tiffany cabaret show.

(L to R) Miss International Queen 2010 Mini from Korea, and Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2010 Milk Nalada present the crown to Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 Sirapassorn “Sammy” Auttayakorn.(L to R) Miss International Queen 2010 Mini from Korea, and Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2010 Milk Nalada present the crown to Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 Sirapassorn “Sammy” Auttayakorn.

The moment of truth - Sirapassorn “Sammy” Auttayakorn is announced the winner.The moment of truth – Sirapassorn “Sammy” Auttayakorn is announced the winner.

Contestants model their favorite swimwear during the swimsuit competition for Miss Unlimited Sexy 2011 at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.Contestants model their favorite swimwear during the swimsuit competition for Miss Unlimited Sexy 2011 at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.

Contest Director Alisa Phanthusak (left) consults with her honorary advisor Dr. Seri Wongmonta before the winner is announced.Contest Director Alisa Phanthusak (left) consults with her honorary advisor Dr. Seri Wongmonta before the winner is announced.

Part of the pageantry of the final round is the evening dress procession in front of the judges.Part of the pageantry of the final round is the evening dress procession in front of the judges.

Famous judges Chalachol MD Somsak Chalachol (left), and New York designer Tiffany Koury (right).Famous judges Chalachol MD Somsak Chalachol (left), and New York designer Tiffany Koury (right).

The Beach Volleyball event promotes good relations between the contestants.The Beach Volleyball event promotes good relations between the contestants.

Miss Tiffany Universe contestants release baby turtles into the sea at the Ocean Marina.Miss Tiffany Universe contestants release baby turtles into the sea at the Ocean Marina.