BANGKOK – The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok’s clogged streets.
Soon however, the tuk-tuk will stroll down a more refined runway, when Miss Thailand pays homage to her country at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant dressed as the iconic rickshaw.
The “Tuk Tuk Thailand” dress will be worn by Aniporn Chalermburanawong in the costume round at the pageant in December in the United States. It was the winning design from 356 entries in a contest held by Miss Universe Thailand.
A pageant spokeswoman Kaveerat Kunapatsaid the dress “will flash lights like a real tuk-tuk. It will be one of a kind.”