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Former Miss Thailand is new weekend Covid-19 spokeswoman - "Dr Bum" brings glamor and expertise

 

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A former winner of the Miss Thailand beauty pageant has been named by PM Prayut Chan-ocha as the new spokeswoman face for Covid-19 news.

 

Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul will present the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic at weekends.

 

 

Panprapa, also known by her nickname as doctor Bum, runs a beauty clinic under her real name and used to present Channel 9's royal news.

 

She won the Miss Thailand title in 2008 when she was also named as Miss Healthy and a contestant with beautiful skin.

 

Recently she has been an advisor to health minister Anutin Charnvirakul. 

 

She married in 2017. 

 

She is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University faculty of medicine.

 

Source: Sanook

 

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Dr. Bum and former Miss Thailand. Yep, can´t be more funny. Here we can clearly see what is needed for Thai people to get interested. A funny nickname and a face that is considered beautiful. Not at a

I am not sure I'd want to go by the nickname "Dr Bum", especially not if I have become a spokesperson for the government and, thus, have a relatively high international profile, being featured in the

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13 minutes ago, oxforddon said:

That nickname is pronounced more like "Bam" than "Bum" by Thais .....

Okey! You´re sure it´s not "Bom"? That would be a disaster for people with speaking disorder "Dr B...B...B..Bom...Bom...."

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49 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

Dr. Bum and former Miss Thailand. Yep, can´t be more funny. Here we can clearly see what is needed for Thai people to get interested. A funny nickname and a face that is considered beautiful. Not at all the information and the message. Hilarious!

Dr. Bum, we need to see pics of your bum to see if you are qualified to be called Dr. Bum. Do you have a nice big round juicy bum?

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After getting a diagnosis from the absolute hottest doctor ever at PhiChit a couple of months back. She doesn't rate a second look.... 

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21 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Well she isn't no Dr.

She has a bachelors degree from Chulalongkorn university and is referred to as a "female doctor" (pho - yoo).

 

I suggest they change this mishap "bum" to her original first name Phanprapha.

 

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3 hours ago, oxforddon said:

That nickname is pronounced more like "Bam" than "Bum" by Thais .....

Not at all, it's pronounced Boom and sometimes boom boom.

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She should be attired like the Russian nurse then she might get more attention.

 

That would make a better image than an ex miss Thailand sash perhaps?

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