Chutima Durongdej, a 23-year old student of Business Management in City University, London, was crowned Miss Thailand Universe 2009 on March 28th. The event has held at the Bangkok Convention Center Hall and was telecast live to the whole country.
Chutima stands 177 cm in height. During her studies in the United Kingdom, She participated in the Miss London and Miss Wimberdon pageants, where she won the 2nd runner-up and 1st runner-up positions respectively.
She was also in the top 20 of Britain's Next Top Model, in 2006. She will represent Thailand at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas.
Meanwhile, 19 year-old Rujinand Pansritum finished as first runner-up and will represent Thailand at Miss Earth 2009. Completing the court are runner-ups Ratakorn Sathirabhut, Chonthicha Subpaiboonlerd, and Kedmolee Rojanapradit.
44 women competed in the contest.