Thailand’s Amanda Obdam to wear ‘Siamese Fighting Fish’ inspired national costume at Miss Universe 2020

19 Dec 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Universe Thailand 2020 Amanda Obdam is all set to dazzle at the Miss Universe 2020 stage as she is busy preparing for her international stint at Miss Universe 2020. Amanda’s national costume has been finalized and it is called ‘Trirong Anongnat Suphanmacha’.

TPN Global Company Limited (TPN), the copyright holder of the Miss Universe Thailand announced that the costume has been created with inspiration from ‘Lady in Literature’ combined with the colors of ‘fighting fish’.

Made by renowned designer Akarat Phusanaphong which he created with inspiration  from ‘Mrs. Suphan Macha’ in the literature on the Ramayana. It brings the grace of Mrs. Suphan Macha but transforms it into the beauty of ‘Thai fighting fish’, the valuable and colorful national aquatic animal.


Amanda Obdam Miss Universe Thailand 2020 National Costume


The costume has been enhanced with the colors of the tricolor flag on the swaying fins. This pattern is a virtual pattern of the short-tailed fish in the national flag pattern which is reputed to have the highest price in Thai history Known as ‘Chao Trirong’.

The Fighting Fish or ‘The River Fighter of Siam’ is considered to be the national aquatic animal of Thailand confirmed by the Cabinet's announcement on 5th February 2019. The fish is known to be more than 100 years and famous throughout the world.

Popularly, they call this fish ‘Siamese Fighting Fish’ from such a beautiful image. World’s leading mobile manufacturer Apple also used the picture of in the promotion of the iPhone 6. Amada will now swim on the universe in her stunning costume. With all the preparations she has been doing, Amanda will surely give a strong competition to the other ladies at Miss Universe 2020.