50 Miss Teen Thailand contestants also arrived in Phuket to stay at Kata Beach Resort

A contingent of 50 contestants aged from 15-18 for the Miss Teen Thailand 2009 contest arrived at the hotel on Wednesday afternoon for a 5 day stay as part of their preparation and video shoots for the finals to be held later in Bangkok. They posed with the elephant statues in front of the hotel while many tourists and passer-bys looked on, stopping the traffic for a short while. Some posed with hotel guests for photos.

Then they were led into the hotel with a traditional drum parade, and welcomed by the Kata Group of hotels’ operators. After posing for a group photo with a banner, they cooled off with cold towels and Phuket pineapple drinks, and started to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and cool sunset views over Kata beach. A group of five English speaking girls told Andaman News how much they were looking forward to their stay in Phuket, which includes elephant treks and sightseeing around the island, and the contest for which viewers can vote for their favourites at MissTeenThailand.com Seline Luthereau no.9, Jelly Satida no.19, Natalie Adams no. 41, Stephany Auernig no. 46, Vanessa Monley no. 34. (Andaman News)