Thailand’s Anntonia Porsild to showcase ‘Goddess of Ayothaya’ national costume at Miss Universe 2023

13 Nov 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Universe Thailand 2023 Anntonia Porsild is all set to showcase ‘Goddess of Ayothaya’ national costume at the National Costume competition of Miss Universe 2023. The costume showcases the pride of the nation, the symbol of richness in both culture and nature, the Goddess of Ayothaya.

The traditional costume draws inspiration from the graven image, ‘Phra Mae Thorani’ during the late Ayothaya dynasties of Siamese Kingdom during 14th to 18th century. Anntonia will showcase the rich culture and tradition of Thailand through her costume.

Miss Universe Thailand organization also introduced the costume as they wrote, “Phra Mae Thorani, the goddess of Earth or the Mother Nature in Buddhist Mythology is highly revered and worshipped throughout the Thai history. ‘Phra Mae Thorani’ is usually depicted as a beautiful deity twisting her long hair tail producing the holy water, which eventually nourishes humankind with the water abundance.”



“As “Thorani” means earth or land, it is believed that she resides in the land where she blesses humanity with fertility and abundance of nature. She symbolizes the significance of nature to human and embodies the protection of land and its richness of prosperity where Thai people hold dearly to their hearts. The dressing and accessories were constructed to resemble the graven image from Ayothaya Kingdom. The jewelry combines wirework with the use of colored stones and precious gems to align with actual recorded geological data from the period”, they added.

The National Costume competition of Miss Universe 2023 will be held on Thursday, 16th November 2023 at 8 PM while the finale will be held on Saturday, 18th November 2023 at 7 PM where Miss Universe 2022 Rbonney Gabriel of USA will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.