First, a big thank you!
I have been receiving many messages encouraging me to compete in Miss Universe Thailand. The support has been amazing and positive, and because of this support I have been working hard to make it possible. I am going to start off with the bad news and then get into the good news!
Unfortunately, there have been various obstacles preventing me from committing to the 2021 pageant. I must stay in Thailand for six months before the pageant. However, because of travel restrictions and uncertainty with the COVID virus, I have been unable to meet that requirement. I will also be required to obtain a visa from the embassy to stay in Thailand for the extended period of time. In order to get my visa approved, I will need to find a sponsor to support my stay. I currently have a Thai Passport and Thai Birth certificate but I still need to obtain a Thai ID. Because of these obstacles, I need more time!
That’s why I am planning to move to Thailand in February of 2022. The first step is saving up enough money to afford the big move! I am looking to buy a plane ticket soon, and I am currently working on the requirements for a Thai Visa, including looking for a sponsor. Once I am settled, and living in Thailand, I plan on volunteering at schools to help teach English. I am TEFL Certified from The TEFL Institute of Ireland which has qualified me to teach English abroad. I am not fluent in Thai so this will be an amazing opportunity for me to learn more about the language, the culture, and the people! I will be launching my website soon explaining more of my platform and plans for 2022. This is just the beginning, updates on my journey will be coming soon!
Thank you everyone again for all of your support! I promise I am working hard to make our dreams a reality!
Lots of love,
Perpetua Sermsup Smith