Prime Minister to Empower Women in Thailand

 | Fri 26 Jul 2013 11:16 ICT

CityNews – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has proposed an idea in the hope of boosting her popularity – a reality TV show to prove that smart women are beautiful.

Feminist author Lukkana Punvicha, aka Kham Paka

The Nation reported that The Thai Women Empowerment Fund will produce the show in search of a “Smart Lady Thailand.”

Women who apply to become a member of the fund will have the opportunity to join the reality show until September 13. Twelve women will be shortlisted to live in a house like members of ‘True Academy Fantasia’ do.

Their daily routines and activities will be designed to demonstrate their intellectual development. This will be televised 24 hours a day via TrueVisions, while highlights will be aired by Modernine TV.

Viewers can vote for the contestant whom they think is the smartest. The winner will win one million baht along with a chance to join Yingluck and her executives on an overseas trip.