Miss World Thailand 2012 was crowned earlier today at the Central World Hotel in Bangkok. Vanessa “Na-Chatra” Muangkod edged out other 29 candidates to become Thailand’s representative in Miss World 2012, in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

The winner is 20 years old, 1.74 m-tall, and studies Humanities at Ramkhamhaeng University.

The 1s runner-up was Boonyisa “Poppy” Chantrarachai, and the 2nd runner-up was Chawanluck “Pekky” Unger Moksiri.

The other two finalists were Athitaya “Uli” Von Zur Muehlen and Jarinya “Rin” Bachmann.

Vanessa will represent Thailand in Miss World 2012, on August 18, in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

 Thailand in Miss World

Best Thai MW result: 4th place in 1989.

Thailand, a country known for its unique beauty and culture, has managed to win the Miss Universe title twice (1965, 1988), and Miss Tourism Queen once (2011). However, in Miss World, its beauties have never reached a Top 3 position.

The best Miss World historical result for Thailand was a 4th place with Pathumrat “Helen” Woramali, in 1989. Eight years later, in 1997, Tanya Tiana “Thaen” Suesuntisook placed 5th in the Seychelles.

In the last two years Thai beauties placed well in Miss World, with a semi-finalist in 2010, and a quarter-finalist in 2011.

How do you think Vanessa “Na-Chatra” Muangkod will fair in Miss World 2012?

Meet the 2012 Miss World delegates chosen this far