Almost half a century after Thai beauty queen Apsara Hongsakula was crowned Miss Universe, she is back in the news for her astonishingly youthful looks. The 67-year-old doesn’t appear a day over 35, and her recent photographs have been causing quite stir on the internet!
Born in 1947, Apsara was only 18 when she won the most coveted beauty pageant title in the world. However she chose to step out of the limelight soon after, and most people had forgotten about her. But when a recent photograph of her surfaced online last week, people were amazed at how little she had aged since she was last seen in 1965.
The photograph in question shows her wearing a slimming black dress, with long hair and a complicated-looking headdress. Her cherubic face has caused waves, sparking a wild rumor that she has spent THB 2.5 million on anti-aging treatments and plastic surgery. But others are quick to point out that she looks quite natural and doesn’t seem to have a ‘space-alien plastic surgery look’.
Apsara’s manager cleared things up last week by denying the rumors of her bizarre and expensive rejuvenation therapies. He said she’d only changed her hair from wavy to straight, which made all the difference. He also explained that she has taken good care of herself over the years, eating good food, exercising and using plenty of sunscreen.
Well, whatever the reason, there’s no denying the fact that Apsara looks much younger than her years. One could say she rivals Masako Mizutani, Japan’s Lay of Eternal Youth.
Yup, you’d be tempted to say she looks too good to be true. At least that’s what I thought, so I decided to look for more photos of Apsara, other than those recently posted by international tabloids that covered this story. Here’s what I found:
She still looks gorgeous for her age, but you can tell she is in her 60s, well at least you can tell she’s not in her 30s anymore, which is more than you can say for the Photoshop artworks above.
Let’s be real, popular magazines have been using the same technique to fool gullible young men and women for years. It just goes to show you that while you can’t trick time, you can definitely trick people and make a profit. Did I mention Apsara owns a Beauty Slimming Spa in the heart of Bangkok. Here are some ads for it: