Miss Thailand 2016 Chalita Suansane says she's open to possible career opportunities im Philippine showbiz now that the Miss Universe pageant is over.
Chalita said, "I am open to the chances or the opportunity to go into show business.
"I think that it's a very challenging career if you give me a good chance to learn something or get new experience from this business."
The Thai beauty queen also gained popularity among Filipino pageant fans during her stay last month for the Miss Universe pageant.
Much like former Miss Universe title holder Dayanara Torres who stayed in the Philippines for four years back in the '90s to pursue a showbiz career after the Miss Universe 1994 pageant, Chalita appeased many of her Filipino fans who wanted to know if she would also be willing to pursue a showbiz career in the country.
She said, "Of course, that will be beyond expectation, but anyway because I believe I can also be Filipino according to my smile and my friendly [personality], and talent or skill in acting.
"If there is a chance to work here or do something here for showbiz, that would be a good and challenging for me."
One of her favorite Thai actors is Mario Maurer who also gained popularity in the Philippines for his viral movie Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2010) and his appearance in Star Cinema's Suddenly It's Magic (2012) with Erich Gonzales.
Chalita shared her fangirl moment with Mario even before she was crowned Miss Thailand 2016.
"Mario Maurer is my favorite star in Thailand.
"I used to work in the airport when I was younger and Mario Maurer is always travelling overseas and I met him that time. I was so excited to meet him," she confessed.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) caught up with the 22-year-old Thai beauty queen on Saturday, February 11, at the 24th Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel Expo held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
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"BE STRONG, MANILA." Meanwhile, before flying back to Manila, Chalita expressed her concern for the 15,000 Filipino fire victims in Tondo, Manila.
The model/beauty queen gave words of encouragement for the fire victims through a Facebook status she posted last Friday, February 10.
She wrote, "I feel really sad when i watch this news.
"I want to take this opportunity to send the love and support from me to all of you.
"Tomorrow I will return to Philippines If I have a chance I will try to find the way to go to that area and support you there.. Be strong."
Chalita is currently busy with fulfilling her duties as the reigning Miss Thailand, and now, as an ambassador for Thai tourism.
However, the 22-year-old Thai beauty queen still hopes to visit Tondo fire victims, if given the chance.
She told PEP, "I feel so sorry for the victims and their families that they had to face this incident.
"Right now, I still have a plan in mind to visit these victims in person if I can make it.
"I'm sure that in the future, I will come back to the Philippines again to do it but this time because it's just the first few weeks after the contest, my schedule is a bit busy this time.
"But of course, when I have the opportunity, I'll come back to fulfill my intentions, for sure."