Thai beauty queen finishes in Top 5 of Miss Universe pageant

Thai beauty queen Maria Poonlertlarp, who was selected as one of the final five contestants in the 66th Miss Universe 2017, smiled bravely through her disappointment as she watched Miss South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe this morning (Bangkok time) at the Axis, Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas in the world’s biggest beauty pageant.

Colombia’s Laura Gonzalez was first runner-up and Jamaica’s Davina Bennett was second.