23-year-old model, Vichitta Phonevilay, was crowned Miss Universe Laos 2019 on Saturday, August 24 at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in Vientiane. She beat 29 other contestants to win the coveted national beauty title.
Vichitta succeeds last year’s winner, Miss Universe Laos 2018 On-anong Homsombath. She will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant.
The runners-up were Phaithida Phonthusana and Lattana Munvilay. Phaithida will be sent to Miss International 2019 pageant in Tokyo, Japan in November.
Mekkhala Chaleunxay and Sunisa Vilaykham completed the Top 5 finalists.
Laos is yet to have its first placement at the Miss Universe pageant.
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