It was 1965 when Thailand bagged their first Miss Universe crown.
Apasra Hongsakula won the title of Miss Thailand when she was in high school.
A year later, the Thai beauty queen flew to Miami, Florida, to compete at the Miss Universe 1965 pageant.
Apasra became the second Asian to be named Miss Universe, six years after Japanese beauty queen Akiko Kojima held the title.
After her reign, Apasra remained active in the pageant circuit.
In 1973—the year our own Margie Moran won the second Miss Universe title for the Philippines—Apasra made her return to the prestigious beauty competition as a judge.
She was a Miss Universe judge once more in 1979.
Where is Apasra now?
The first Thai Miss Universe has remained a prominent figure in her country 54 years after her coronation.
She was seen at the recent Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok when Philippines' Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018.
Apasra, now 72, stood on stage with Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova.
According to her Miss Universe bio, Apasra is the president of Raymond Weil Watches Thailand and the president of her own spa, the Apasra Beauty Slimming Spa.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand also appointed Apasra as the "cultural ambassador."
The Thai beauty was married and divorced twice.
She had two sons, one from each marriage.
Her second husband, Suthikiati Chirathivat, is the chairman of Central Plaza Hotel and the third richest in Thailand as Forbes Thailand ranked in 2016.
Apasra's son with Chirathivat is celebrity/vlogger/entrepreneur Patsarakorn or Pok.
Pok, who documents his family life on his YouTube channel, once had his mom as a guest.
Apasra is also a grandmother to twins, Mika and Mia.
Mika and Mia are Pok's two-month-old daughters.