Khanittha Phasaeng has been awarded as beauty queen Miss Uncensored News Thailand in 2015. It is not a ordinary success because there is a touching story behind this. Khanittha ‘ Mint ’ Phasaeng and her mother have such a hard life that make their living by collecting and recycling trash. The incredible picture depicts that how grateful Khanittha Phasaeng feels to her mother who raised her under very difficult conditions.
Mint said that ‘What I have today is thanks to my mother. She and I make a living by doing honest work, so there is no reason why I should feel inferior.’
Khanittha Phasaeng always support her mother, they try to make a life together however, Mint’s education came to a standstill as she want and she had to quit the school when she was in primary school.
Beauty queen Khanittha Phasaeng said that ‘ I am very proud of it. It (rubbish collection) is an honest profession. I grew up having enough to eat, was able to finish high school because my rubbish-collecting mother supported me. ‘
Mint had never dreamt that she would be a beauty queen one day. Her closed friends encouraged Mint to join the competition.
Although Khanittha Phasaeng won the Miss Uncensored News Thailand, still she couldn’t believe her successful result and she said that ‘When the referee announced the winner it felt like a dream. I thought how an ordinary girl like me can be a beauty queen.’
Khanittha Phasaeng never forgot where she came from, she never denied it and Mint feels ashamed of neither her mother nor her occupation.
After Mint won the crown, some rumours regarding her educational life were spreaded and she faced with losing her crown but there was no criteria about the educational condition.
Khanittha Phasaeng said that ‘The family will continue to be scavengers. My mother will still go and sort garbage and is not willing to let me help.’
Now Khanittha Phasaeng is so determined to continue to suspended education. Besides Khanittha Phasaeng works as a model for advertisement and acting.
Khanittha Phasaeng is a very inspiring example for those who lives in challenging circumstances.
We hope everything will be okay for Khanittha Phasaeng in all life.