Miss Malaysia-World took home RM12,000 (US$3,600) cash, some perks and that’s it! Miss Malaysia-Universe even got way, way lower at RM5,000 (US$1,500) Pfft! Talk about attracting “quality” contestants heh?
Miss Indonesia-Universe got 20 million Rupiah (US$2,100) and a 15 million Rupiah (US$1,500) diamond ring, a house and lot and a Yamaha motorcycle! What? A motorcycle? Miss Indonesia-World got 50 million Rupiah (US$5,300) in cash and some other perks not worth mentioning. Gosh! Their Indonesian Idol got 150 million (US$16,000) cash prize!
Miss Philippines-World, Universe, International and Earth got Php250,000 (US$5,000) each.
Miss Singapore Universe got SG$25,000 (US$17,500) in cash and Miss Earth Singapore got SG$10,000 (US$7,000). That’s all and some prizes not worth mentioning.
Who pays the most? And who got the most prizes?
Miss Thailand-World took home 1 million Baht (US$34,000) in cash! PLUS a diamond necklace worth 800,000 Baht (US$27,000), a brand new Toyota Camry (US$30,000) and a house and lot. Oh sweetie, these are just the major prizes. She got more than that! A total package of almost 5 million Baht or US$168,000! That’s more than the Miss World prize money!
Miss Thailand-Universe also took home 1 million Baht (US$34,000) in cash and a US$10,000 diamond necklace, a US$20,000 diamond crown and a brand new Honda CRV worth 1.25 million Baht (US$42,000). That’s more than Miss Universe’s 1-year salary! (Miss Universe doesn’t have prize money).
Unlike other countries that pass on their worthless rhinestone junk of a crown…please note that in Thailand, our beauty queens get to keep their crowns as part of the prizes.
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