Miss Earth 2018 Nguyen Phuong Khanh was greeted with a very warm welcome upon her arrival in Colombia after a long flight from Vietnam. She was received by the Colombian national director Elías Tobón, Miss Earth Colombia 2019 contestants and Miss Earth Water 2018 Valeria Ayos.
The Vietnamese beauty took to social media to share her experience, “This is a big surprise for me when I got there. The sound of music and people cheering me up after 4 long flights from Vietnam to Colombia. I feel so thankful for this welcoming. The national police officers have been there to play the welcoming drum.”
She added, “I really appreciate Miss Earth Colombia organization for this opportunity to be here, the country of natural regions and ethnic diversity. Thank you my sis Valeria, I am really happy to meet you again after a very long time. Last but not least, good luck to all the candidates in Miss Earth Colombia. Hola Colombia, estoy feliz de estar aqui. Gracias.”
Phuong Khanh was later joined by Miss Earth Fire 2018 from Mexico Melissa Flores. They’re in the country to promote the Miss Earth pageant and grace the finals of Miss Earth Colombia 2019 on Thursday, August 22 at Teatro ABC in Bogota.
Twenty contestants will compete in the national pageant to win the right to represent Colombia at the Miss Earth 2019 pageant in the Philippines in October. Valeria will crown her successor at the end of the event.
It was the second reunion of the three reigning queens since they were crowned in the Philippines last year.
Photos: Nguyen Phuong Khanh