Ever heard of Chiang Mai? Or its students? I bet most of you haven’t, and today we’ll correct that.
Chiang Mai is actually the biggest city in the northern parts of Thailand, and is fairly old – it was established by Mangrai, an ancient king in the region, back in the year of 1296. At this time, around 13 centuries ago, Thailand didn’t exist, but instead, in its place, there were many smaller kingdoms. One of those, called Lan Na, was ruled by the aforementioned warrior-king Mangrai. Long story short – Chiang Mai is one of the many ancient cities in Thailand, and it’s brimming with rich history and folklore.
But times are a changing, and the modern Thai people, or especially the Chiangmai-ans, despite having deep roots in history, are pretty modern and forward-looking. Don’t believe us? Well, prepare to be surprised, but also awestruck.
The old city of Chiang Mai is also home to one of the oldest universities in Thailand – the eponymous Chiang Mai University. The uni is very popular among the young people of Thailand, mostly due to its tradition of quality education, but lately, also due to excellence in other areas.
Namely – photoshoots, and their annual University Ambassador contest, which looks better and better. In fact, the students, and the art and fashion direction involved in the contest are truly excellent. One could even say they are on par with first-world beauty contests, or even better than shows like America’s Next Top Model. And, heck – I agree.
I mean, just LOOK at these photos with these gorgeous people! And the best part is – they’re not even professional models. They’re ordinary, everyday students who decided to enter the competition for University Ambassador. Talk about fashion sense and attention to detail… They’re absolutely perfect, you would agree.
But on to the candidates! This is the selection that the Chiang Mai University administration made prior to awarding the prize. Out of the twenty-five contestants, one will win and become University Ambassador. But who will it be? Let’s take a look… And pick your favorites.
So, what do you think? Who will win, and who are your favorites?