Miss Universe Vietnam accepts first-ever transgender contestant

Another beauty was surprisingly added to the official Top 70 contestants of the Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 competition.

The emotional announcement was made during the first episode of the reality TV show "I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022" which aired on Saturday, April 16.

Do Nhat Ha from Ho Chi Minh City made history as the first-ever transgender woman to be accepted as an official contestant after she received an honorary golden ticket from the organizing committee.

No stranger to pageantry, Ha was Miss Tiffany Vietnam 2018 and a Top 6 finalist at Miss International Queen 2019, the biggest international beauty pageant for transgender women which is based in Thailand.

The 71 official contestants will now continue to battle it out to secure a place in the Top 41. You can vote your favorite to enter straight to the Top 16 at https://hoahauhoanvuvietnam.bvote.vn/

Watch “I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022” every Saturday at 8:15 p.m. local time on the UNI NETWORK YouTube channel, VTV9 channel, and local TV channels.

Photos: Miss Universe Vietnam, Do Nhat Ha / Instagram

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