Bridge snaps plunging Miss Thailand contestants into pond

These posing pageant queens are all moist after getting dunked into a grimy pond.

New viral video footage captures the dramatic — or hilarious, relying in your perspective — second a bridge snaps, plunging 30 smiling Miss Thailand contestants into a grimy lagoon.

The glammed-up crown chasers have been mugging for the cameras Monday morning as a part of the second day of the competitors in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

As a part of their promotional duties, the contestants visited a restaurant and posed for photos on a suspension bridge constructed from ropes related to a metal walkway.

However, the construction collapsed below their mixed weight — sending them crashing into the filthy water under.

Organizers said the bridge was strong, but not strong enough when all the contestants were on it at the same time.
Organizers stated the bridge was robust, however not robust sufficient when all of the contestants have been on it on the identical time.

Three of the women have been injured, with one struggling cuts and bruises on her brow, whereas two others had minor scrapes, Newsflare reported. The unintentionally bathed beauties have been rushed to the hospital for a checkup however have already been discharged.

Worapot Chatkanjana, 43, the admittedly embarrassed proprietor of the restaurant the place the occasion was being held, promised to cowl therapy prices for the injured ladies. He donated 500,000 baht (about $16,500 USD) to cowl their medical payments.

“I’ll additionally pay for the opposite contestants to have their attire cleaned professionally,” Chatkanjana stated. “I do not know why the bridge broke. It is powerful, nevertheless it simply couldn’t deal with the load of the ladies. In the longer term, we’ll make enhancements to the bridge to be even stronger.”

For now, the remaining 27 hopefuls will proceed campaigning for the Miss Thailand crown, with three of their rivals lacking. They will rejoin the race tomorrow.

“Normally the competition is held in Bangkok, however this time we selected Chiang Mai and we have been assured that it might be secure and safe,” stated Dr. Adisorn Suddee, director of the Miss Thailand 2020 occasion. “This was the second day of the competition, and it was sudden that the bridge would break.”

The extra you realize: Beauty pageants are a booming business in Thailand, with occasions held regionally and nationally all year long. Women can win the equal of a whole lot of hundreds of {dollars} in money and prizes — in addition to profitable modeling and sponsorship agreements, based on Newsflare.

Meanwhile, this is not the primary waterlogged occasion to go viral this 12 months in Thailand: 75 folks needed to be evacuated from a capsized dinner cruise in August. The three-story picket ferry referred to as the High Season sank within the Chao Phraya River. No accidents or deaths have been reported on the scene.



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