Khanittha 'Mint' Phasaeng returned to her home in Amin, Thailand and got on her knees by the rubbish which her mum makes a living from collecting and recycling.
Newly crowned, Miss Uncensored News Thailand was pictured kneeling at her mum's feet next to a row of wheelie bins to show gratitude to her mother for everything she has done for her.
Khanittha 'Mint' Phasaeng, was wearing her pageant accouterments which included a sparkling tiara and silk sash, along with impressively high golden heels.
The 17-year-old returned to her home in Amin, Thailand and got on her knees by the rubbish which her mum makes a living from collecting and recycling.
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.
Mint revealed that "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."
Thanks to the win, Mint has lined up work as a model for advertisements and acting, but she says her mum is unchanged by her success.
"The family will continue to be scavengers. My mother will still go and sort garbage and is not willing to let me help".