The winner of this year's Miss Tiffany's Universe contest is cruel to cats, argues with her mother and has an anger problem, according to her estranged boyfriend.
Panvilas ‘Jele’ Mongkol.
Student Worawut Wattanapanit, 30, last week laid an assault complaint with Don Muang police against the Miss Tiffany's contestant, Panvilas "Jele" Mongkol, 21.
He says he sustained left shoulder injuries after the couple argued on Nov 25. He made an initial statement to police on the day of the incident, and on their advice went to hospital for a checkup.
He had waited 10 days for Jele to apologise, without success, so had decided to take the matter further.
"Hurting me was one thing, but the way she treated my Persian cat was much worse," Mr Worawut told reporters at the police station.
"She took my prized white Persian cat out of its cage and threw it against the floor," he said, adding the cat had now lost its incisor teeth.
"Jele could make the whole thing go away if she agreed to stroke my cat's head and apologise," he said.
The cat, a prized possession, had won cat shows and appeared in television advertisements for a Thong Lor hospital. He had apologised to the cat for the ill-treatment, but wanted Jele to do the same.
When Mr Worawut first reported to police last month, he made further slurs against Jele's character, including that she forged a document to gain entry to university, and had sold her body on three trips to Singapore.
However, when he filed his formal complaint last week, he said he was not able to provide documents to support those claims, despite earlier promising to do so.
He did hand over an audio recording of what he said was Jele's mother, admitting her daughter had an anger problem. Her temper problem is so bad that Jele's mother has gone down on her knees to beg her to stop, Mr Worawut claimed.
"I still regard her as my girlfriend, and love her just as much as I did before," he insisted. "All I want her to do is seek psychiatric help for her anger problem, and apologise to my cat."
Some reporters asked if he was criticising Jele merely to promote his cattery.
Mr Worawut admitted being a cat breeder, but denied owning so many cats it could be described as a cat farm. "Jele is spreading this rumour that I run a farm, but it's not true."
Jele has declined comment, but organisers of the Miss Tiffany's contest rejected the claims.
"We find the claims have no substance and were made by someone trying to gain publicity by citing the contest name," they said.
Police have called in Jele to give testimony. The case continues.
Storm in a Dee cup
Songwriter Nitipong "Dee" Hornak is making light of a dispute between his wife and former lover, saying he has heard nothing more about threatened legal action between the pair.
Nitipong ‘Dee’ Hornak.
In his first public comments on the row which broke out in February, Dee said his young daughter now forbids him from looking at other women, but his wife seems quite relaxed.
"I still go out with my wife, no problem. At first I thought news that I had an affair was good for my image, as it made me look desirable, even at my age. But when the news started getting serious, I realised that everyone stood to lose," he told reporters.
In February, Dee's ex-lover, songwriter Pornrampa Porkran and her husband Thanakorn complained to police that Dee's wife, Rungreudi Hornak, had sent threatening and defamatory SMS messages to them.
The messages started when Ms Rungreudi suspected Dee was having an affair.
Pornrampa said she and Dee used to work together for music giant Grammy Entertainment. When Dee left Grammy last year to set up his own music label, Pornrampa followed. She admits they had an affair.
When Rungreudi found out, Pornrampa left the company.
Mr Thanakorn said the affair ended eight months before the row erupted, but Ms Rungreudi assumed his wife and Dee were still seeing each other.
The couple told Pracha Chuen police that Ms Rungreudi had sent a series of text messages in which she referred to Pornrampa as a fraud, a woman of cheap morals and threatened to put her in hospital for three months if she alerted authorities.
"As well as threatening us, she also referred to important figures she knows in the military and police, as if she is trying to pull class rank," Mr Thanakorn said.
Rungreudi initially denied sending threatening messages, but in later remarks to the media softened her stance, saying not all of them were abusive. She asked Pornrampa and her husband to drop their complaint, as they had already ruined her reputation.
Dee, who for months has avoided commenting to the media about the row _ "fleeing like a ninja from public events", according to the ASTV/Manager newspaper _ insisted last week that the dispute stemmed from a simple misunderstanding.
"Everything has gone quiet. I don't want to say much more. The more we talk about it, the more people stand to lose," he said.
Too old to be that sexy
Superstar Patcharapa "Aum" Chaichuea says she no longer wants to accept any "sexy entertainer of the year" awards, as she believes she's getting too old.
Patcharapa ‘Aum’ Chaichuea.
Speaking at the Siam Banterng industry awards last week, Aum thanked organisers for presenting her with acting and sexy entertainer prizes, but said this year would be her last.
"This is the first time I've been presented with an acting prize as well, though I appear to pick up the sexy prize every year. In fact, my cupboard is spilling over with the things," she joked.
"So, having received both for the first time, I think it's time I stopped accepting the sexy awards. I want to give someone else a go, as there are plenty of beautiful young women around," she said.
Aum denied her decision to stop accepting the awards is linked to news that she is getting ready to marry her boyfriend, socialite Pithan "Amm" Ongkorsit.
The millionaire businessman threw a carnival fair-style birthday party for Aum at a Bangkok temple this month, including a white cake that many observers said bore a close resemblance to a wedding cake.
Aum, 34, denied she had any immediate plans to wed. "I'll still accept sexy shoots for magazines. As far as Amm is concerned, we're just taking it easy," she said, denying the pair had visited a temple to seek a proptitious date for a wedding.
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- Writer: Mae Moo