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25 year old Mareeya Poonlertlarp is a half-Thai, half-Swedish model, and has been crowned Miss Thailand Universe 2017 at Siam Paragon Hall in Bangkok. Marayee is 183cm tall, a postgraduate in marketing from the Stockholm Business School and claims to be fluent in four languages – Thai, Swedish, English and Mandarin.
 
She has won one million baht, a diamond tiara and a car, as well as a handsome trophy. She will now set to represent Thailand at the international Miss Universe 2017 pageant in Las Vegas this coming November.
 
First runner-up Supaporn Litiphruek received half a million baht, and joint second runners-up Suraphuen Artkongharn , Ratchanok Nawaset and Paweensuda Du-uen each pocketed 150,000 baht each for their troubles.
 
Chalita Suansane, Miss Thailand Universe 2016, was also on stage.  Chalita finished in the top six in the global Miss Universe competition –  Thailand’s greatest success since Porntip Nakhirankanok won the Miss Universe title back in 1988.

- The Thaiger & The Nation