A touching moment has emerged online showing a young beauty queen returning to her hometown in Thailand to say thank you to the woman who raised her.
Khanittha Phasaeng, 17, won Miss Uncensored News Thailand 2015. Her mother raised her alone by gathering and recycling trash. She says all she has accomplished is because of her mother’s hard work.
Wearing her glittering crown, silk sash, and heels,17-year-old Khanittha ‘Mint’ Phasaeng – who won the title of Miss Uncensored News Thailand 2015 last month knelt before her mother in front of dirty rubbish bins to thank her for all she has done.
In Thailand, the highest form of respect is to kneel, no matter what the situation.
The beauty queen maintains and positive outlook on life, continuing to help her family by working on many basic jobs, and assisting her mother when collecting and recycling rubbish.
By chance, Mint was recommended to participate in a beauty contest in Thailand. She never imagined winning the competition because of her upbringing.
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Miss Uncensored News Thailand 2015 was held on September 25, it is open to both women and transgenders.
The family grew up in complete poverty, so much so they could not afford to send the beauty queen to college after she graduated from high school.
According to the Bangkok Post Mint’s mother separated from her father when she was young, but she has since remarried.
After the win Mint has gained advertising, film and television work which she hopes will improve the situation at home. But, she said: ‘The family will continue to be scavengers. My mother will still go and sort garbage and is not willing to let me help.’
It is unclear where in Thailand her family home is, but Mint’s story has been widely praised and circulated across the country.
Above all, this person definitely proves how much she loves and honor her mother.
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