Thai-South African Tharina Botes joins Miss Thailand World 2023

Tharina Botes, a 26-year-old Thai-South African model from Phuket has been confirmed to participate in Miss Thailand World 2023 pageant.

No stranger to pageantry, she won her first title way back in 2014 when was proclaimed Miss Teen Gauteng. Two years later, she went on to represent South Africa at Miss International 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

The University of South Africa graduate with a degree in commerce and economics, joined Miss South Africa 2018 in Pretoria where she finished in the Top 12.

She went to Bangkok, Thailand to represent Phuket at Miss Grand Thailand 2019 and placed in the Top 10. Her last pageant was Miss Universe Thailand 2021 in Pattaya where she ended up as first runner-up to the winner Anchilee Scott-Kemmis.

On Tuesday, August 29, Tharina posted a few photos on social media with the caption "Road to Miss Thailand World 2023" and tagged the official Miss World page.

The online and physical screenings of aspirants for the upcoming national competition just wrapped up and the official list of contestants has yet to be announced.

If she wins the crown, she will be heading to India to represent Thailand at Miss World 2023 later this year.

Is this beauty the next Miss Thailand World?

Photos: Tharina Botes / Instagram

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