Thailand's Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin beat 24 other contestants.
The second annual Wonderfruit Festival just southeast of Bangkok in Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand, released exclusive photos from this idyllic event which occurred at the end of 2015. These grounds were transformed into a cross-cultural, sustainability-driven gathering.
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Sometimes it's hard to imagine this thing we used to call "shame." In the era of reality TV and YouTube, where almost anything goes, shame seems like a social anachronism.
Vietnam is losing its children. The numbers tell only part of the story of human trafficking, and those numbers vary depending on who you ask.
The beach town's famed nightlife was already in full swing. Pattaya is a "Wild West" of bars, massage parlors, brothels and strip clubs. I watched as inebriated men wandered up and down the red-light district with its neon-sketched bars to the left and right.
Why would someone fly 8,500 miles and spend $4,000 dollars to pony up to a bar in Pattaya, Thailand? "If they go into Pattaya, it's not because Pattaya has nice beaches," said Somerville, MA., Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello. "It's because it has sex tourism."
Without ever knowing it, you've driven the same routes, passed the same landmarks and used the same rest stops as today's human trafficking networks that operate from New York to New England.
Wellesley, Mass., went from a town renowned for its colleges and highly educated residents to a place where cops busted an alleged prostitution ring that operated out of a massage parlor.