The winner of this year’s Miss International Queen transvestite pageant thanked the staff of the Pattaya Mail for our support as she made her post-contest media tour of the city.
Sripassorn Athayakorn, 21, a communications arts major at Bangkok’s Ramkhamhaeng University, met with Pattaya Mail Publishing Co. business development manager Suwanthep Malhotra and employees at the paper’s Second Road office Nov. 10. The woman-of-the-second-category thanked the staff and presented a bouquet of flowers.
(L to R) Suwanthep Malhotra, Paul Strachan, Sripassorn Athayakorn, and Kamolthep Malhotra exchange pleasantries at the Pattaya Mail offices.
Company staffers chatted with Sripassorn and wished her well before presenting a commemorative Miss International Queen edition of the newspaper, which she signed with “a signature is not enough. There must be heart, too.”
Sripassorn said she never imagined she’d win the pageant and thanked the media that has followed her story. She pledged to do her best to uphold Thailand’s good reputation.