After the growing success of Contender Asia, and Emmy-nominated Challenger Muaythai, Mr Jaru Ajchariya came up with the concept of creating World Muaythai Angels, sanctioned by the World Muaythai Council. 16 female athletes from around the world competed in a round-robin tournament system over a 3-month period. It was Chomannee Taehiran who was crowned the first WMA Champion, receiving the grand prize of 1,000,000 Thai Baht and a brand new Toyota Vios car.
Chomannee started Muaythai at the young age of 9, her brother being a Muaythai athlete was her idol and inspiration, and she started to make a name for herself in Thailand from the age of 15 onwards when she became known in the Muaythai circle.
Today, Chomannee is a true superstar in the sport, involved in various charity events and she was the first female to be chosen in the WMC and IFMA’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign, fighting against Russia’s Irina Mazepa in FightNight Saint-Tropez, France.
Chomannee is known for her outstanding sportsmanship, stating that respect is a very important part of Muaythai and in fact everyday life, and she will continue to use Muaythai as a tool to inspire the younger generation of athletes, using the sport and art to protect and keep the peacefulness for Thailand and to do good for society.