The final round of the Miss Laos 2016 contest which was scheduled to take place this month has been postponed to early next month in order to find a larger venue hall.
The organising committee recently made a decision to postpone the contest which was set to be held tomorrow (September 24) at ITECC Mall. It shall now be held on October 8 at Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel.
An organising committee staff, Ms Nana Vongvixay told Vientiane Times yesterday that the postponement was due to the larger number of sponsors this year and the need to find a bigger venue to accommodate them.
Ms Nana said that besides waiting for the new venue, the contest is ready in all aspects, and she also asked members of the public to continue to vote for their favourite contestants in the lead up to contest day.
In order to facilitate the sponsors and the audience, the contest needs a larger hall and stage. Both the committee and the contestants are now ready but we have to wait for the preparation of the new venue. Of course, the public can continue to vote for their favourite contestants, she added.
The annual Miss Laos contest serves to raise awareness among young people of the need to preserve Lao culture and encourage young women to display their beauty, character, knowledge, abilities, and special talents.
The Miss Laos title is seen as a badge of honour for Lao women nationwide and is something coveted by every woman. The event is also seen as a stepping stone to the day when the contest winner represents Laos on the regional and international stages.
The winner will be a cultural ambassador during visits to foreign countries. She will also take part in cultural events and activities around the country that benefit society at large. She will carry out her duties for one year, both in Laos and other countries.
This year’s contest is being organised in collaboration with TV Lao and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union.
The contest is different from previous years and is predicted to be more more colourful and interesting because there are more activities alongside the contest.
Air Asia will also offer a special prize Miss Charming’ to one of the contestants, while the ultimate crown is more luxurious and expensive than in previous years.
In the lead up to the final round, contestants have stayed at a live-in camp, practised their skills, attended various cultural and social events, and visited organisations and companies for presenting themselves to the public.
They recently visited Vientiane Times office and were warmly welcomed by the administration board as they presented themselves to the office.
The final round of the contest will be held at Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel on October 8, starting at 7pm, and will also be broadcast on TVLao channel.
The 20 contestants consist of eight contestants from Vientiane; three contestants from Champassak; two contestants from Xayaboury; and one each from Oudomxay, Huaphan, Xieng Khuang, Luang Prabang; Khammuan, Savannakhet, and Attapeu provinces.
Source: Vientiane Times