In the sparkling tiara, silk dress and heels, 17-year-old Hanitha “Mint” Faseng, who won the Thai beauty contest Miss Uncensored News Thailand 2015, knelt and bowed to the ground to the woman who raised her - to her mother - right in front of dirty trash cans.
The woman herself raised her daughter, earning a living by collecting and recycling garbage. Asians have the highest form of respect - it is to kneel, regardless of where and when, if you want to express gratitude.
And the newly-made beauty queen says that she was never shy of her mother: “Everything that I have now is all thanks to my mother. We earned a living by doing honest work, so I have no reason to feel inadequate. ”
The girl continues to help her family, taking up even the dirty work, and helping her mother in the collection and disposal of garbage. At the beauty contest Mint came by chance, and she did not believe that she could win.“When the judge announced the winner, everything was like a dream. I thought how a simple girl like me could be a beauty queen. ”