Miss Thailand Universe, Gawintra Phothijakra, enters the beauty pageant ring this year as a Muay Thai warrior queen. The traditional Thai boxing outfit is her national costume. It was designed by Khon Kaen University student Sathapat Mulma.
Called “Spirit of Fighting”, the maroon costume was fashioned from a pair of Muay Thai boxer’s shorts, decorated with a golden bow at the waist and trimmed with bracelets and anklets. It also features a hooded cape.