The second edition of Mrs. National Universe took place in Bangkok on 11-14 September 2022 at Amari Watergate Bangkok, after a two-year Covid hiatus.
The contestants represented the United States, Japan, Belarus, Philippines, Laos, Kenya, Czech Republic, India, Thailand, Russia, Puerto Rico, & Sweden. They were judged over four days on their social skills, confidence, personality, communication skills, on and off-stage presentation, on and off-camera presentation, runway skills, English speaking ability, and more.
Amari Watergate Bangkok, the official host hotel for the pageant contestants, represented by Sukamal Mondal, General Manager, welcomed the ladies on their arrival. The first event commenced with a sashing ceremony of the contestants with their official country sash, followed by a welcome dinner for the contestants, with media, sponsors, and guests.
Over the four days, the contestants participated in a cooking competition overseen by Chef Marco, the head chef of Amari’s Italian Restaurant Prego, as well as took part in a contemporary Thai flower-making contest conducted by Thailand’s top florist Sakul Inthakul.
One of the activities arranged for the contestants was a day trip to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for some cultural exposure.
A capacity crowd was on hand as the Grand Final night took place in the ballroom of the Amari Watergate. The evening started with Mister National Universe 2022, Mr. Viet Hoang from Vietnam, entertaining the crowd with a high-energy dance number. The Thai socialite, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Khun Sumanee Guna Kasem, the honorary chairwoman of the pageant, gave the opening address. Entertaining the crowd throughout the evening was the all-girl group, Twenty-Two Soang Soang Band.
Mrs. Maria Delgado from Puerto Rico, the previous Mrs. National Universe, gave her farewell talk before the winners were announced.
The grand final evening saw the contestants judged on their answers to several questions together with an evening gown round.
The remaining top 5 contestants hailed from the Czech Republic, Philippines, Kenya, India, and Sweden were then asked to each pick an envelope that contained a challenging question regarding social issues currently affecting the planet.
The top three winners were:
- Mrs. Marie Abigael Villanueva Abalos-Bayuga from the Philippines was named 2nd runner-up and given the title Mrs. National Globe 2022.
- Monicah W Breschini from Kenya was named 1st runner-up, winning the title Mrs. National World 2022.
- With much anticipation and fanfare, the title was awarded to Mrs. Lenka Marie Vomocil, from the Czech Republic who will reign as Mrs. National Universe for 2022.
Other winners of the night included Anastasia Maslova from Belarus who was named Mrs. National Universe Photogenic 2022. Mrs. National Universe Popular Vote went to Sarah Racha from Laos. Mrs. National Universe Africa 2022 went to Monicah W Breschini from Kenya. Kamaly Vega from the USA won Mrs. National Universe Americas 2022. Mrs. National Universe Europe 2022 went to Kathrin Fagersson from Sweden & Mrs. National Universe Asia 2022 went to Sutta Kiddee from Thailand.
The Mrs. National Universe pageant is owned and produced by Ms. Tanya Siri Vijitsomphong, a Thai entrepreneur, media personality, editor, and creative director of HOT Magazine, a Thailand-based luxury lifestyle magazine. According to Tanya, the “Mrs. National Universe Pageant” is a way to showcase phenomenal women who believe that being married or having children should not and does not stop them from going after their dreams.” The pageant is open to women aged 30 to 55.