Miss Thailand Anna Sueangam-iam Wowed in a Dress Made Out of Soda Tabs at the Miss Universe Pageant

There are hundreds of looks that come across the Miss Universe pageant stage, but there was one in particular that caught many people's attention on Saturday

night. Miss Thailand Anna Sueangam-iam, 24, took to the stage in a silver evening gown, but those that looked closely noticed a specific unique detail: it was made up

almost entirely of soda tabs.  The dress, dubbed the "Hidden Precious Diamond Dress," was designed by Thailand-based fashion brand Manirat and was created from hundreds of

aluminum soda tabs combined with Swarovski crystals, according to a post on the Miss Thailand Instagram page. The dress went viral on social media, with an Instagram post

Sueangam-iam shared of the look garnering more than 235,000 likes, and a TikTok made about the dress by a Miss Universe fan amassing nearly 125,000 likes. The dress isn't

just unique in its style, but also in its story. Sueangam-iam wrote on Instagram that her inspiration for the dress came from her upbringing and being called by some a "garbage

beauty queen." RELATED: Must-See Costumes from the 2022 Miss Universe Competition "Growing up with garbage collector parents, my life as a child was among piles of

garbage and recyclables," Sueangam-iam captioned her post of the dress. "This unique gown was purposefully tailored-made with discarded and recycled materials, namely the

'Can Tab' to present to the UNIVERSE that what's considered worthless by many actually possesses its own value and beauty," she continued. "Thank you all for seeing it, hearing

it, and hopefully being that message of self-worth. 🕊"