Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane Picture: Missiology

THEY are not known for being overdressed as they compete in bikinis and revealing gowns. But that doesn’t mean Miss Universe finalists travel light – particularly, it seems, Miss Thailand. For Chalita Suansane checked in at Bangkok airport with 17 suitcases, weighing 300kg (660lb), for her flight to Manila in the Philippines, where the final will take place. The 22-year-old’s luggage, which cost her an extra £2,040 fee, was bulging with dresses, swimsuits and shoes – plus tiaras and make-up – as she flew first class. ‘It wasn’t that heavy,’ insisted Miss Suansane, a model. ‘I have to take a lot of dresses and shoes.’

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