At 74, Apasra Hongsakula is a household name in Thailand, renowned for her beauty and grace.
At the young age of 18, Apasra was selected to represent Thailand at the prestigious beauty pageant in 1965. She had already won the university beauty pageant and the title of Thailand’s first beauty, but Miss Universe was the ultimate goal.
The preparations for the pageant were taken seriously, and Apasra proudly showcased her country to the world. The event received global media coverage.
During the competition, Apasra received guidance from the queen of Thailand, as expected for a representative of such high esteem.
Despite her shorter height of 1.64m and lack of confidence in speaking English, she managed to capture the attention of both the audience and jury during the competition. Her refined manners, pleasant demeanor, and sincere smile quickly won over the hearts of the public.
To her surprise, she was crowned the winner, making her an instant celebrity and one of the most sought-after bachelorettes in her country. Not only was she intelligent and beautiful, but she also had the support of the royal family.
Apasra Khongsakula, after selecting the Queen’s cousin as her life partner, was appointed as a cultural ambassador in the Ministry of Tourism even before her marriage.
Unfortunately, her personal life was not without challenges, as she had a son during her marriage with a royal relative, which ended in separation after a few years.
Her second marriage also did not last long, but it did result in the birth of another son.
Despite these setbacks in her family life, Apasra remained dedicated to her work and maintained her love for life.
Besides being a grandmother to her sons, Apasra Khongsakula continues to hold influence in society as a member of the royal family. She is now the successful owner of the Raymond Weil Watches brand and a state-of-the-art spa located in Bangkok.
It is hard not to be amazed by the former Miss Universe’s chiseled, girlish figure, luxurious hair, and radiant skin, despite her age.
She attributes her youthfulness and beauty to discipline and careful attention to her diet and schedule, which includes ample sleep, healthy eating habits, daily exercise, and cosmetic procedures.
Decades later, Apasra remains a beloved figure in Thailand and an inspiration to many, with her timeless beauty and poise defying the effects of age.