First time in Narathiwat Province with their great welcome. Stepping up the #AmazingThaiThae campaign with The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote tourism in secondary destinations in the deep south to improve the ratio of both domestic and foreign visitors.
María Clara Sosa Perdomo (born 25 September 1993) is a Paraguayan model, TV Host and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Grand Paraguay 2018 and was later crowned Miss Grand International 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar. She is the first Paraguayan woman to win the Miss Grand International title.
In 2015, Sosa joined and finished in the Top 20 semifinalist at Miss Model of the World 2015 competition. On 9 June 2018, Sosa was crowned as Miss Grand Paraguay 2018 held its finale night at the Hotel Guarani Theatre.
She succeeded outgoing Miss Grand Paraguay 2017, Lia Duarte Ashmore.As Miss Grand Paraguay, Sosa won the competition and was crowned Miss Grand International 2018 was held on 25 October 2018 at One Entertainment Park in Yangon, Myanmar by outgoing titleholder Miss Grand International 2017, María José Lora of Peru. She is the first titleholder from Paraguay and the second from South America.
During the final question for all five was, “If you were crowned Miss Grand International 2018 tonight and you could choose one country for your first visit to run your first ‘Stop the War and Violence Campaign’, which country would you choose and what would be your message to them?”
Clara’s winning answer
If I have the honor of being Miss Grand International 2018, I would choose to visit Donald Trump, because the United States of America is an example for other countries. So my first message for him would be to be an example of peace, love, and tolerance.
The 76 Miss Grand International candidates visited the The Shwemawdaw Pagoda, often referred to as the Golden God Temple, located in Bago, a city founded in 900 aD. At 114 metres (374 ft) in height, the Shwemadaw holds the record for the tallest pagoda in the country. Shwemadaw, along with the Shwedagon and Kyaiktiyo, are famous Mon pagodas.
The 76 candidates arrived at the Karaweik Palace, where they had set up several booths so that the young women could learn about the culture of Myanmar and, more than just learning, to have some “hands on” experience.
Each booth had a different theme and activity: they painted, sewed, were part of a puppet show (something very typical of Myanmar), set up typical dishes, learned steps of local dances, played music instruments etc etc etc.