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Nothing to declare? Thai Miss Universe takes 17 suitcases of clothes to beauty contest

 Capsule wardrobe?: Chalita took 300kg of clothes, shoes and make up to the Philippines [Photo: SWNS]
Capsule wardrobe?: Chalita took 300kg of clothes, shoes and make up to the Philippines [Photo: SWNS]

A couple of frocks, some shoes and a tiara or two should be all that’s required of a Miss Universe contestant, right?

Wrong. Thai Miss Universe hopeful Chalita Suansane wanted to make sure she had all outfit bases covered when she set off for the Philippines, taking a whopping 17 suitcases with her.

Chalita doesn't believe in travelling light [Photo: SWNS]
Chalita doesn’t believe in travelling light [Photo: SWNS]

All thoughts of her 30kg baggage allowance went out the window for the 22-year-old Miss Thailand, whose cases of designer dresses and shoes tipped the scales at almost 300kg.

Chalita hopes her extra arsenal of tiaras and make-up will give her the edge over her 85 rivals when she represent Thailand in the two-week long pageant, which starts in Manila on Saturday.

What's a girl to wear? We suspect Chalita would look good in anything [Photo: SWNS]
What’s a girl to wear? We suspect Chalita would look good in anything [Photo: SWNS]

She said: “The suitcases only came to about 250 or 300 kg. It wasn’t all that heavy. But more than the usual 30kg, that’s for sure.

“I have to take a lot of dresses and shoes. I’m so excited to be in the Philippines representing my country.”

Ready for anything: Chalita with 11 of her 17 cases [Photo: SWNS]
Ready for anything: Chalita with 11 of her 17 cases [Photo: SWNS]

Pictures of Chalita checking into her first class seat at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on Tuesday caused amusement online.

Maria-Louise Sanchez said: “Chalita, are you sure you have enough bags there? I think you need a few more in case you’re missing something.”

Angelo Puerto de Silva added: “There’s going to be a lot of unpacking to do when you get to the hotel!”

This year is the 65th Miss Universe pageant and the coronation night takes place on January 30.

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