Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios meets albino Thai buffalo Ko Muang Phet

Since she arrived in Bangkok, Thailand for her first official visit to the country this week, reigning Miss Universe Sheynnis Palacios has been busy with many activities scheduled for her.

One of the highlights of her activities with reigning Miss Universe Thailand and Miss Universe 2023 first runner-up Anntonia Porsild was meeting Ko Muang Phet, an albino Thai buffalo.

The famous buffalo recently made headlines after being sold for a whopping 18 million baht (US $1.5 million) at a fair in Thailand.

According to The Nation, aside from its striking beauty and colossal size, the buffalo is known for its remarkable breeding capability because 90% of its offspring will be born with albino traits.

Ko Muang Phet also made a mark in the entertainment world, starring as the character Ai Khlaow's buffalo in the most recent version of the popular "Mon Rak Luk Thung" TV drama.

Bangkok Post reports Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin sees the buffalo as a form of new "soft power" for international promotions and its potential to increase national income.

"I respect you, great bearer of blessings and prosperity. It was a pleasure to feel your energy and thank you to letting me appreciate you," Sheynnis shared on social media.

Photo: Pancharut Chaikittiwirun / Miss Universe Thailand

Popular posts from this blog

Miss Alabama USA 2024 is Diane Westhoven

Miss Maryland USA 2024 is Bailey Anne Kennedy

Plus-sized Sara Milliken crowned Miss Alabama for National American Miss 2024

Miss California 2024 is Kimberly Vernon of Santa Clara County

Miss Universe Portugal 2024 is Andreia Correia

Miss Universe 2024: Meet the contestants

Miss Wisconsin USA 2024 is Tori Trittin

Miss Missouri USA 2024 is Ashleigh Bedwell

Miss Nederland 2024 is Amber Rustenberg from Amsterdam

Miss South Carolina USA 2024 is Gracen Grainger