Miss Thailand (Thai: นางสาวไทย) is Thailand's most prestigious beauty pageant for single Thai women. It was first held on December 10, 1934 in Phra Nakorn province or The National Capital, under the name of Miss Siam (Thai: นางสาวสยาม). Miss Thailand is nothing to do with Miss Thailand World and Miss Thailand Universe.
The winner of Miss Thailand used to represent the country at Miss Universe, while 1st runner-up presented at Miss Asia Pacific International. However, Miss Thailand Organization lost these licenses to Miss Thailand Universe in 2000. The last Miss Thailand presented at Miss Universe is Apisamai Srirangsan, Miss Thailand 1999.
The beauty pageant has been broadcast on BBTV (channel 7) until 2000, then moved to ITV, which later was transformed into TITV (Thailand Independent Television) and TPBS (Thailand Public Broadcasting Service).
The 2009 Miss Thailand beauty pageant is going to held on October 28, 2009. Modern Nine TV is the broadcastor. Panprapa Yongtrakul, Miss Thailand 2008, will pass the titleholder to the new Miss Thailand.
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