Vietnam's Nguyen Tran Khanh Van departs for US to compete in the 69th Miss Universe

Nguyen Tran Khanh Van has departed Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday, May 2 to compete in the upcoming 69th Miss Universe in the USA.

The 25-year-old has been waiting for this moment since she was crowned Miss Universe Vietnam in December 2019. She has been training for over a year to win her country's first Miss Universe.

Khanh Van is currently the ambassador of One Body Village - an organization that supports, rescues, and helps girls who are exploited, sexually abused, or in danger. She wants to use her voice to fight and protect children and women who are potential victims.

Since its debut in 2004, Vietnam has placed three times at Miss Universe and its highest achievement was Top 5 in 2018 with H'Hen Niê.

The 69th Miss Universe pageant will air live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 16 at 8 p.m ET.

Photos: Nguyen Tran Khanh Van / Facebook

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