Anntonia Porsild from Thailand was crowned as the winner of Miss Supranational 2019 last December beating out beauties from 77 other countries across the globe. She is first ever Thai queen to claim the title of Miss Supranational. Her win was positively received by the pageant community and analyst as her beauty immediately captures you and more than that what catches you is her warmth and personality. Many even claimed, including TGPC, that she is the most beautiful international winner of 2019. We are glad we got a chance to interview Anntonia Porsild-‘Ann‘, and loved how amazing thought process this girl has got. Have a look…
TGPC: Hi Ann, how does it feel to be Thailand’s first ever Miss Supranational winner?
Ann: It feels amazing! I still can’t believe that I am the first and that I actually won. It was really a roller coaster of emotions from start to finish and sometimes I still get shocked when people stop me in the shopping malls to ask for a photo with me!
TGPC: How has the life changed after getting the international title of Miss Supranational?
Ann: My life has definitely changed. Before the pageant I was just a regular university student and I still had my braces on. After receiving my title, I was overwhelmed with the amount of support and enthusiasm I was receiving from Thai fans that had followed my journey. When I came back home to Thailand it was straight to work with early morning interviews, photoshoots and visiting sponsors. So, I could definitely say my life took a 180 degree flip.
TGPC: As an ambassador of your country, How would you want the world to see Thailand?
Ann: I want the world to view Thailand as a country with amazing culture, people and traditions. A country that is constantly growing and adjusting to new ways of living while still treasuring our traditions. A place filled with love and smiles from the city through the mountains and to the beautiful beaches. I would like people to see Thailand every time they look at me. That is why I am constantly trying my best to show my Thai upbringing and culture through my actions and how I interact with people from around the world.
TGPC: What was the most challenging task at Miss Supranational and what was most memorable moment apart from crowning?
Ann: The most challenging task for me was having to always push myself to get out of my comfort zone. Before the competition, I was a little shy and afraid to share my opinions but as I got to meet all the girls, their energy really motivated me to be confident in myself. The most memorable part of the competition was the talent show. I remember standing by the side of the stage watching 77 girls walking in their national costume with so much pride that it even brought a tear to my eye. The competition may be countries against each other but what makes us the same is the love we share for our countries to be able to wear pieces of our tradition and culture to showcase to the world was something very memorable for me. And of course winning the crown!
TGPC: Did you really expect the crown would be sitting on your head in finale? How would you describe that moment?
Ann: I definitely did not expect that I would wake up on the 6th of December as Miss Thailand and go to sleep as Miss Supranational 2019. I was so nervous and excited all at the same time. The moment was very overwhelming for me because a lot of the time I tend to doubt myself, but in that moment, I was proud of myself and I knew how hard I worked to get to this spot so in that moment I was just so grateful and thankful to everyone that helped me get to where I am standing now.
TGPC: How is different is Ann in personal life than what we see her on her Social media account?
Ann: I definitely am not as active as I should be because I try to be present in the moment but I understand that now there are people who want to see what I am doing and follow my journey. So when I am active, I try to keep my social media accounts as real as possible. I want people to be able to relate to me and see as someone approachable. I tend to post more natural photos because I think people should be more true to themselves, when they portray themselves to the world so I try to push that message through my own social media accounts.
TGPC: During the pageant, who were the contestants that became your friends forever?
Ann: Some of the friends I made during the pageant that I would say are my friends for life would be Miss Philippines, Miss New Zealand and Miss Australia. Although all the girls I met during the competition will be my SupraSisters for life.
TGPC: What made you competing in beauty pageants? Did you always wanted to represent Thailand at international arena?
Ann: To be completely honest, I never in my life thought I would compete in a beauty pageant, and never in my life did I think I would win it. But I have always been someone who loved helping others and I came to a realization that as one person I can make a difference to lives, but with the right platform and support I would make an impact that should shape peoples lives potentially forever. So initially I joined the national competition to use my platform to help people and now that I have won the title I will do my best to fulfill the promise I made to myself.
TGPC: What is your most embarrassing moment or a mistake that you would like to change from past?
Ann: Throughout my life I definitely made a lot of mistakes and embarrassed myself along the way but if I had the chance, I wouldn’t go back to change anything. Our mistakes build us up and help us learn to become better and stronger people. Our mistakes make us who we are and if I didn’t make any mistakes in my life, I probably wouldn’t have been standing on that stage representing my country in front of the world
TGPC: How is the year as Miss Supranational going to look like? Are there any travels planned soon?
Ann: This year as Miss Supranational, I hope to do a lot of charity work and working together with organizations to supply clean water filters to villages in Thailand and hopefully get the opportunity to encourage the local education systems to implement health and social education in their curriculum. I hope I get the opportunity to travel around the world to meet all the Supra countries and maybe even bring my charity work with me as well. One step at a time, but I believe it can be done!
TGPC: Do you feel Thailand could be an amazing host for Miss Supranational 2020 or future editions?
Ann: I definitely do think so! It would be so amazing to crown the next Miss Supranational in my own home country and I think it would be beautiful. I have seen them do it before and it turned out amazing, so fingers crossed!
TGPC: What lies ahead of Ann after Miss Supranational reign is over?
Ann: For Ann, if I haven’t finished my studies by then I will finish them after passing the crown. For any charity project that I am able to start this year I will strive to continue them as well. Hopefully somewhere in the entertainment industry. However, our world is changing every day and things may change so I guess you’ll have to wait and see!
TGPC: Any message for the for your followers from TGPC?
Ann: To all my followers from TGPC I want to thank you for following and supporting my journey in becoming Miss Supranational 2019. I hope you will continue following and be a part of my journey and adventures as the reigning queen. I hope I will get the opportunity to meet all of you soon!
Picture Courtesy: Miss Supranational Org