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Luckily no one was hurt but these Miss Thailand beauty queens ended up with an unscheduled dunking whilst parading for the cameras in Chiang Mai.

A video captures the face-masked girls, all dressed up in the day’s casual uniform, posing for the cameras and the the moment a bridge snaps, plunging the 30 smiling, but bemused, Miss Thailand contestants into a dirty pond. 3 of the girls were injured, with 1 suffering cuts and bruises on her forehead. 2 others ended up with minor scrapes. They were all pulled out and rushed to the hospital for a quick checkup but were discharged by Monday evening.

The whole moment was caught on camera on Monday morning as part of the second day of the competition in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The contestants visited a cafe to pose for pictures on a suspension bridge constructed from ropes connected to a steel walkway. The engineer for the bridge was unlikely to ever have considered 30 fit young ladies all standing on the bridge at the same time.

But the printed white T-shirts ended up as part of a spontaneous wet T-shirt competition.

But their combined weight sent them them all crashing into the water below.

The 43 year old owner of the restaurant, and proud owner of the previously pretty little suspension bridge, promised to cover all the treatment costs for the injured ladies. He donated 500,000 baht to cover their medical bills.

”I’ll also pay for the other contestants to have their dresses cleaned professionally. I don’t know why the bridge broke. It is strong, but it just could not handle the weight of the women. In the future, we will make improvements to the bridge to be even stronger.”

The remaining 27 pageant hopefuls will continue on their campaigns for the Miss Thailand crown, but 3 will be sitting it out as they recover from their “interruption”. They will be back in action, no doubt smiling and waving, later today.

Dr. Adisorn Suddee, director of the Miss Thailand 2020 event said that the contest is normally held in Bangkok.

“This time we chose Chiang Mai and we were confident that it would be safe and secure. This was the second day of the contest, and it was unexpected that the bridge would break.”

Whilst the format has lost favour in the west, beauty pageants are a booming industry in Thailand, with events held regionally and nationally throughout the year. There’s even a Miss Tiffany pageant for transgender women which is highly popular in the Land of Smiles.

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    It looked like a gentle drop.
    I hope they did not get their pretty butts bruised. If so Dr Toby here volunteers to administer bruise cream.
    .
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    .lol

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      Preesy Chepuce

      Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      Are you sure you haven’t emptied the little tube already? lol

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    Jayce

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Why would the owner be prepared to pay 500k Baht??
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise that bridge was never gonna hold. The responsibility lies squarely with the pageant organizers who probably pushed to get everyone on the bridge at the same time…
    Unless the owner gave explicit assurances that the bridge would be strong enough of course.

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      He’s lucky no-one was badly hurt and to get away with 500k.

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        Jayce

        Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 7:15 pm

        That bridge was never intended to hold 30 something people, no matter how petite they are. Even a child would be able to predict this outcome.
        Unless if the owner expressly warranted that everything would be ok with this many people on the bridge, if they’re stupid enough to think they (contestants and pageant organisation in particular) could walk this bridge all at the same time without collapsing, they deserve what happened to them.
        No money should have been paid out for it…

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    Mr cynic

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    500k for this amount of publicity sounds pretty cheap to me.

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    Graham Smith

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3:47 am

    hope no one dropped the loose nails

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    albert zweistein

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 5:39 am

    A chain is as strong as the weakest shackle.

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    brian mc

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:45 am

    beauty pageant to wet teeshirt competition.
    just as well it wasnt hosted at a crocodile farm.
    the bridge looks like it was designed by theresa may,… strong and stable… not

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    Paul

    Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Lucky it was NOT at night with those lights on. The usual shoddy workmanship of Thai electricians would have had them all electrocuted!!!!!

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    James Pate

    Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Glad no one was seriously hurt. I hope they all got a tetanus, typhoid, diphtheria shot after falling in that dirty water. A hep vaccine may also be in order. My guess is that none of these girls are studying engineering.

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    Khunwilko

    Friday, December 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Basically shows how pout of touch Thailand can be – “Miss Thailand”??? Still??? REallY?
    but the most obnoxious thing is they choose to publicise the affair in a ZOO!

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      Preesy Chepuce

      Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 9:13 pm

      I’m so glad I’m not you.

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        John

        Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 11:22 pm

        …but you’re an ugly, poor sexpat though…

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    Timothy L Smith

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 1:52 am

    Anybody notice the power cable in the water? Good thing it obviously wasn’t energized! I think if this had happened at night, it wouldn’t be such a happy ending!

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      James Pate

      Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:18 pm

      Wow! You’re right! Didn’t catch that!

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