Miss Tiffany's Universe

Miss Tiffany's Universe (Thai: มิสทิฟฟานี่ยูนิเวิร์ส) now also known as Miss Tiffany is a beauty contest for Thai transgender women in Pattaya, Thailand. It has taken place annually since 1998.[1][2][3]

Miss Tiffany's Universe
Formation1998; 24 years ago (1998)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersPattaya
Location
Membership
Miss International Queen
Official language
Thai
Websitewww.misstiffanyuniverse.org

The contest is open to all transgender women who may or may not have gone through sex reassignment surgery.[4] "Ladyboy" or "kathoey" are commonly used terms in Thailand to describe effeminate gay male or transgender women. Each year, about 100 candidates from across Thailand apply to take part in the pageant. All contestants need to have Thai nationality and be between the age of 18 and 25. Contestants under the age of 20 are required to obtain parental permission to be eligible.[citation needed] Contestants come from a variety of backgrounds, including university students, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, etc.[5] Once chosen to participate in the pageant, the contestants are judged based on physical attributes and overall performance in accordance to the feminine ideal.[6]

The Miss Tiffany's Universe winner receives a trophy and crown, Honda Jazz, cash prizes, jewellery, and other gifts from sponsors. Besides the overall winner, other awards include Miss Photogenic, Miss Sexy Star, Miss Congeniality, and Miss Popular Vote.[7] Miss Tiffany's Universe is Thailand's official representative to Miss International Queen.

The Miss Tiffany’s Universe contest held once a year is receiving more attention especially since it is broadcast live on Thai television with an average of 15 million viewers.

Miss Tiffany's Universe is a registered trademark of Tiffany's Show Pattaya Co, Ltd. The organization supports charity events for the less fortunate and supports The Royal-sponsored AIDS Foundation. The goal of this contest is to promote the rights and equality and improve the quality of life for transgender persons in Thailand. The pageant is also a source of significant income and opens up opportunities for pageant contestants.[5]

Miss Tiffany's Universe winnersEdit

Year Editions Miss Tiffany's Universe Runners Up Venue Host province Entrants
First Second Third Fourth
2022 27th Kwang Arissara Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 31
2020 26th Kwanlada Rungrojampa
  Nakhon Pathom
อภัสรา หมื่นน้อย เมธาวี ทองไทยแท้ Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2019 25th Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee
  Khon Kaen
ธัญญาฎา กันภัยเพื่อน พัชรา ศรีพัฒนกุล Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 32
2018 24th Kanwara Kaewcheen
  Prachuap Khiri Khan
ธีรชยา พิมพ์กิติเดช วรวลัญช์ ทวีกาญจน์ Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2017 23th Rinrada Thurapan
  Roi Et
ขวัญลดา รุ่งโรจน์อำภา พิมพ์พิศา ภาณุปวินทร์โชค Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2016 22th Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin
  Bangkok
มิลลนานิน แสนเทพ รณัณฎา วัฒนาศิริวิไลกุล Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2015 21th Sopida Siriwattananukoon
  Nonthaburi
กานต์ชญา กัญจน์ชนะกุล พิมพ์นารา อธิพัฒน์เดชากร Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2014 20th Nitsa Katrahong
  Prachuap Khiri Khan
รชยา นพการุณ ตรีทิพย์นิภา ทิพย์ปภาดา Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2013 19th Nethnapada Kanlayanon
  Samut Prakan
ชนัญชิดา รุ่งเพชรรัตน์ โสภิดา รชานนท์ Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2012 18th Panvilas Mongkol
  Bangkok
ณิชา ชัยพฤกษ์ ศิริวรกานต์ บุตรตะโยธี Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2011 17th Sirapassorn Atthayakorn
  Chiang Mai
ศรัณย์รัชต์ ไชยกร ธิษณามดี บุญนิยม Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2010 16th Nalada Thamthanakorn
  Bangkok
ชัญญา เด่นฟ้านภาพล น้ำเพชร ประสพโชค Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2009 15th Sorrawee Nattee (resigned)
  Songkhla
Wirittorn Narapatpimol (successor)
  Bangkok
ณภัสวรรณ ชลกร Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2008 14th Kangsadal Wongdutsadeekul
  Kanchanaburi
ดลกมล คนธรรพ์ ไพลิน เด่นฟ้านภาพล Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2007 13th Thanyarat Jiraphatpakorn
  Maha Sarakham
ภารวี ฉัตรพกรณ์ พิมพ์ชนก หงษ์โสภา Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2006 12th Ratravee Jirapraphakul
  Lopburi
โสภณาณัฐ อุตมกุล อภิรดา เตรชานุกูล Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2005 11th Tiptantree Rujiranon
  Sing Buri
พีรญา เรืองรุ่งโรจน์ กันต์พิชชา ศิริสกุล Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 32
2004 10th Treechada Petcharat
  Phang Nga
กิตติตา กิตติวัฒนา อรอนงค์ จิตตานนท์ Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
2003 9th Pantawan Jaruwatthananukul
  Bangkok
ทักษอร สุขเจริญ ลัชชา ปัญญาศิริ Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 70
2002 8th Thanyaporn Aunyasiri
  Bangkok
ปานรุ้ง จารุวัฒนานุกูล วรินธร วรรัตนศิริกุล Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 59
2001 7th Piyathida Sakulthai
  Bangkok
พรพนิต สิทธิโยธา ปฐมพร ธนพัฒน์ Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 52
2000 6th Chanya Moranon
  Bangkok
ณิชชานนท์ สุดประเสริฐ ทัศนีย์วรรณ ธัญญศิริ Not awarded Not awarded Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 58
1999 5th Phatreeya Siri-ngamwong
  Nakhon Si Thammarat
ณัฐพร พรพรหมเทพ ไข่มุก กลิ่นดอกไม้ นภารัตน์ สุขสังข์ ดวงทิพย์ อิสระภักดี Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 50
1998 4th Thanakorn Wongprasert
  Bangkok
ญาดา ถวิลสันต์ ญาดา ผลิตทรัพย์ ชลลดา ศิริโสภา ฉัตฑริกา อิสระภักดี Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 42
1983 3rd Peerada Ratchakorn
  Bangkok
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
1976 2nd Supattra Thongsapsin
  Bangkok
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30
1975 1st Penpak Phinitpaisarn
  Bangkok
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Tiffany's Show Theatre, Pattaya   Chonburi 30

Winners by provinceEdit

Provinces Titles Winning Years
  Bangkok 9 1975, 1976, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009*, 2010, 2012, 2016
  Prachuap Khiri Khan 2 2014, 2018
  Nakhon Pathom 1 2020
  Khon Kaen 2019
  Roi Et 2017
  Nonthaburi 2015
  Samut Prakan 2013
  Chiang Mai 2011
  Songkhla 2009
  Kanchanaburi 2008
  Maha Sarakham 2007
  Lopburi 2006
  Sing Buri 2005
  Phang Nga 2004
  Nakhon Si Thammarat 1999

Winners by regionEdit

Regions titles Best Performance
  Bangkok Metropolitan 14 Bangkok (11), Samut Prakan (1), Nonthaburi (1), Nakhon Pathom (1)
  Northeastern 3 Maha Sarakham (1), Roi Et (1), Khon Kaen (1)
  Western Prachuap Khiri Khan (2), Kanchanaburi (1)
  Southern Songkhla (1), Phang Nga (1), Nakhon Si Thammarat (1)
  Central 2 Sing Buri (1), Lopburi (1)
  Northern 1 Chiang Mai (1)
  Eastern 0

Miss International QueenEdit

Color keys

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up
  •   : Ended as top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or Semi-Finalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year Representative's Name Province Title Placement Special Awards
  2023 Kwang Arissara Miss Tiffany 2023
2021 - 2022 No Miss Tiffany contest, Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand
  2022 Kwanlada Rungrojampa   Nakhon Pathom Miss Tiffany 2020 Top 6
2 Special Awards
    • Best in Evening Gown
    • 1st Runner-up - Best in Talent
  2020 Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee   Khon Kaen Miss Tiffany's Universe 2019 1st Runner-Up
  2019 Kanwara Kaewcheen   Prachuap Khiri Khan Miss Tiffany's Universe 2018 1st Runner-Up
1 Special Awards
    • Miss Photogenic
  2018 Rinrada Thurapan   Roi Et Miss Tiffany's Universe 2017 2nd Runner-up
  2017 Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin   Bangkok Miss Tiffany's Universe 2016 Miss International Queen 2017
1 Special Awards
    • Miss Ripleys Popular World
  2015 Sopida Siriwattananukoon   Nonthaburi Miss Tiffany's Universe 2015 2nd Runner-up
1 Special Awards
    • Miss Photogenic
  2014 Nitsa Katrahong   Prachuap Khiri Khan Miss Tiffany's Universe 2014 1st Runner-up
2 Special Awards
    • Miss Photogenic
    • Best National Costume
  2013 Nethnapada Kanrayanon   Samut Prakan Miss Tiffany's Universe 2013 2nd Runner-up
1 Special Awards
    • Miss Photogenic
  2012 Panvilas Mongkol   Bangkok Miss Tiffany's Universe 2012 2nd Runner-up
  2011 Sirapassorn Atthayakorn   Chiang Mai Miss Tiffany's Universe 2011 Miss International Queen 2011
1 Special Awards
    • Miss Perfect Skin By Asoke Skin Hospital
  2010 Nalada Thamthanakorn   Bangkok Miss Tiffany's Universe 2010 Top 10 Semi-Finalist
  2009 Sorawee Nattee   Songkhla Miss Tiffany's Universe 2009 Top 10 Semi-Finalist
1 Special Awards
    • Best National Costume
Kangsadal Wongdutsadeekul   Kanchanaburi Miss Tiffany's Universe 2008 1st Runner-up
1 Special Awards
    • Miss Photogenic
  2007 Thanyarat Jiraphatpakorn   Maha Sarakham Miss Tiffany's Universe 2007 Miss International Queen 2007
  2006 Ratravee Jirapraphakul   Lopburi Miss Tiffany's Universe 2006 2nd Runner-up
  2005 Tiptantree Rujiranon   Sing Buri Miss Tiffany's Universe 2005 2nd Runner-up
  2004 Treechada Petcharat   Phang Nga Miss Tiffany's Universe 2004 Miss International Queen 2004
1 Special Awards
    • Best Swimwear

Past FranchisesEdit

Queen of the UniverseEdit

Color keys

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year Representative's Name Province Title Placement Special Awards
  2003 Pantawan Jaruwatthananukul   Bangkok Miss Tiffany's Universe 2003 Unplaced
  2002 Thanyaporn Aunyasiri   Bangkok Miss Tiffany's Universe 2002 Queen of the Universe 2002
1 Special Awards
    • Miss Congeniality
  2001 Piyathida Sakulthai   Bangkok Miss Tiffany's Universe 2001 Unplaced
  2000 Chanya Moranon   Bangkok Miss Tiffany's Universe 2000 Queen of the Universe 2000
1 Special Awards
    • Best National Costume
  1999 Phatreeya Siri-ngamwong   Nakhon Si Thammarat Miss Tiffany's Universe 1999 Queen of the Universe 1999
1 Special Awards
    • Best Evening Gown
  1998 Thanakorn Wongprasert   Bangkok Miss Tiffany 1998 Unplaced

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chivers, Tom (2008-06-01). "Thai transvestites compete in Miss Tiffany Universe beauty pageant". The Telegraph. AFP. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. ^ Miss Tiffany's Universe 2012 | Bangkok Post: multimedia
  3. ^ Miss Tiffany's Universe 2011 in Pictures – Pattaya Mail
  4. ^ "Thailand crowns its newest transgender beauty queen".
  5. ^ a b "Student wins Miss Tiffany Universe transgender pageant in Pattaya". www.ChinaPost.com.tw. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  6. ^ Jackson, Peter (March 2011). Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights. Hong Kong University Press. ISBN 9789888083046.
  7. ^ "Miss Tiffany's Universe 2016". misstiffanyuniverse.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22.

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