Miss Universe Thailand 2017 and WildAid Ambassador for Sharks
Maria Poonlertlarp, widely recognized as Miss Universe Thailand 2017, transcends the pageant spotlight. Raised close to nature, her passion for conservation led her to co-found SOS Earth, an organization advocating for environmental change. In 2022, Maria extended her commitment to conservation by joining WildAid as an ambassador for shark conservation, believing in personal responsibility and emphasizing that change must begin within. She believes that a sustainable lifestyle should be accessible and not an arduous task. Maria champions a systemic shift towards eco-conscious living, asserting that we are both the problem and the solution. Maria is a dedicated force for positive change, fostering a world where humanity and nature coexist seamlessly.