In Mint's culture, kneeling in gratitude is the highest form of respect, and Mint said that she was never ashamed of working with her mum, who raised her alone, in the rubbish.
Miss Uncensored News Thailand, Khanittha ‘Mint’ Phasaeng, has garnered more fans and kudos after bowing to her mum near a row of wheelie bins.
The beauty queen’s humble appreciation as she knelt before her mum to thank her for her contribution towards her success in life has not only gone viral but positioned her as one of the few with love for mothers.
Phasaeng’s decision came after winning the coveted title of Miss Uncensored News Thailand in 2015, when she went to thank her mother for everything she had done for her.
The 17-year-old returned to her Amin home in Thailand and got on her knees by the rubbish which her mum makes a living from collecting and recycling.
In her words, “What I have today is because of my mother. She and I make a living by doing honest work, so there is no reason why I should feel inferior. The family will continue to be scavengers. My mother will still go and sort garbage and is not willing to let me help.“
According to reports, Mint has lined up work as a model for advertisements and acting, but she says her mum is unchanged by her success.
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