The twelve finalists from the Miss Netherlands 2011 Beauty Pageant visited Hua Hin as part of the build up to the grand finale event that takes place in July. The finalists, each representing a Dutch province, joined in activities that encourage environmental protection, the conservation of resources and responsible tourism.
Highlights of the twelve finalists’ amazing adventures in Thailand will air in a special programme to be broadcast on the Dutch RTL Television Network. It will be one of six episodes that profile the pageant finalists and is the only episode that takes place outside of the Netherlands. The Thai episode will also be the only one featuring an environmental theme.
“This visit by the Miss Netherlands 2011 Beauty Pageant finalists reflects the TAT’s celebrity marketing strategy, which we use to tap into quality markets. It combines the popularity of the Miss Netherlands Beauty Pageant, Dutch people’s high degree of environmental consciousness, and the centuries-old friendship between Thailand and the Netherlands. The television programme is a great way to highlight Thailand’s many ‘Go Green’ tourism initiatives to thousands of potential visitors from the Dutch market,” said Mr Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
In Hua Hin, the lovely ladies learned to make “Phuang Malai” and offered garlands to the Buddha statue at Wat Huay Mongkol. This was followed by a visit to Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi to plant trees. They also travelled to the Sirinath Rajini Centre in Pranburi to help replenish local sea life in the mangrove forests.
And the winner is……………….. Miss Jill Lauren de Robles (22, 1.75m, Drenthe) was crowned Miss Nederland World 2011 at the same event. She will represent Netherlands in Miss World 2011 in London, England on November 6.