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Miss Universe Laos 2023 is Phaimany Lathsabanthao

Phaimany Lathsabanthao bested 14 other competitors to be crowned Miss Universe Laos 2023 on Sunday, July 23 at the National Convention Hall in Vientiane. The 28-year-old beauty representing Phongsaly is a business administration graduate of the National University of Laos. She will now prepare to represent her country at Miss Universe 2023 to be held in El Salvador. Phiranya Thipphomvong of Houaphanh and Phavina Mounvongsa of Bolikhamxai were the first and second runners-up, respectively. Deth Xaivanhsee of Oudomxay, Budseng Vongchanthum of Vientiane, and Vaniphone Phoumixay of Vientiane Prefecture rounded out the Top 6 finalists. No stranger to pageantry, the new Miss Universe Laos was first runner-up during last year's competition. She also participated in the Miss Laos pageant twice where she was awarded Miss Photogenic in 2018 and placed in the Top 15 in 2021. Phaimany succeeds Payengxa Lor, the first Hmong woman to win the national title and who achieved her country's high

Miss Universe Laos 2023: Meet the 15 finalists

Following rounds of auditions, a total of 15 finalists have been selected to compete for the title of Miss Universe Laos 2023. The selection committee during the audition day on May 7 consisted of former queens Christina Lasimma, Jennie Tonkham, New Souphone, and Malaithip. Representing 15 provinces from across the country, the finalists will be officially welcomed in a special ceremony this Saturday, May 13 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Vientiane. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Laos Official 🇱🇦 (@themissuniverselaos) Reigning Miss Universe Laos, Payengxa Lor, achieved the historic Top 16 placement at Miss Universe 2022 in New Orleans last January. The winner of this year's national pageant will represent Laos at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador this December. Who will be Payengxa's successor for the crown? Meet the 15 finalists: BOKEO - Mouk Moukdavanh Many BOLIKHAMXAI - Bobby Phavina Mounvongsa CHAMPASAK - Xianxian Latdava

Laos' Payengxa Lor returns home after historic Miss Universe placement

Miss Universe Laos 2022 Payengxa Lor returned home following her historic achievement during the recently held 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The business management student received a warm welcome from her supporters and members of the press when she arrived back in her country on January 19. Her Top 16 placement marked the first time ever Laos entered the semifinals at the Miss Universe competition. Payengxa won the 5th edition of the Miss Universe Laos pageant at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in Vientiane last October 8 and earned her the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2022. The 21-year-old was the first Hmong to win the national title and also the first one to achieve Laos' highest placement at Miss Universe since its debut in 2017. Surprisingly, Laos was also the only Southeast Asian country to place in the Top 16 while heavy favorites from the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam missed out on the semifinal cut. V

Miss Universe Laos 2022 is Payengxa Lor

Payengxa Lor was crowned Miss Universe Laos 2022 in a glittering competition held on Saturday, October 8 at the Grand Ballroom of Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in Vientiane. The 21-year-old business management student at the Lao-American College bested 19 other finalists to win the national title. She succeeds Tonkham Phonchanheuang and will now prepare to represent Laos at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, the USA this January. Phaimany Lathsabanthao and Lattana Munvilay were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Soudthida Bounluetai and Souphaphone Houngheuang completed the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss Universe Laos is also an English teacher and a co-founder of the Hmong Women Network, a platform for women empowerment. She volunteers to help the poor and in the future, she wants to build her own school to influence the young generation to believe in themselves and have a dream. This year's national competition themed "T

Miss Universe Laos 2022: Meet the Top 20 finalists

The finalists of Miss Universe Laos 2022 were officially introduced to the media in an official press conference held on Sunday, September 25 at the Crowne Plaza Vientiane.  Twenty of the most beautiful Laotian women are vying for the national title and one of them will represent Laos at the 71st Miss Universe pageant this January in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The 5th Miss Universe Laos edition themed "The Change Is Now" will have its preliminary competition on October 6 while the final show is scheduled for October 8. Who will succeed last year's winner Tonkham Phonchanheuang and become her country's 6th representative at Miss Universe? Meet the Top 20 finalists: MUL 01 - Manichanh Sengduangchan MUL 02 - Koutkeo Latthasombath MUL 03 - Lattana Munvilay MUL 04 - Chanvipha Sounsiri MUL 05 - Namtan K. Nampanya MUL 06 - Kannika Syvanglard MUL 07 - Payengxa Lor MUL 08 - Phonevilai Vuechaimoua MUL 09 - Davanh Vongsinghalath MUL 10 - Muithida Karantry MUL 11 - Vilaivan Sen

Lao-Belarusian beauty Christina Lasasimma to represent Laos at the 69th Miss Universe pageant

Christina Lasasimma has been officially crowned as Miss Universe Laos 2020 in a press conference held on Thursday, March 18 at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in Vientiane. The 27-year-old Lao-Belarusian beauty was named Miss Laos in 2012 before pursuing a modeling career in Thailand. She studied to be a programmer and currently doing her MBA degree at the Dhurakij Pundit University in Bangkok. Former Miss Universe Laos titleholders, Souphaphone Somvichith (2017), On-anong Homsombath (2018), and Vichitta Phonevilay (2019) were also present during the special crowning ceremony. Christina became the fourth woman to represent Laos at the Miss Universe pageant. She will now prepare to compete for the international title at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida (USA) this May. Photos: Jean Christophe / Miss Universe Laos