Vichitta “May” Phonevilay left Vientiane on Wednesday to compete in the 68th edition of the International Miss Universe Pageant in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. Upon her arrival, the reigning Miss Universe Laos of 2019 was greeted with fanfare and applause from the crowd of primarily Lao-American fans who had been anxiously awaiting her arrival to cheer her on.
“Its super warm welcome me! So impressive 😆 very appreciated Lao Community in Atlanta for your support,” May wrote from her Facebook account.
May Vichitta was delighted to have visited a Lao family in Atlanta that graciously took her sightseeing.
ຂອບໃຈຄອບຄົວຄົນລາວ ຕາງຫນ້າ ສະມາຄົມລາວ ທີ່ Atlanta, Georgia 🇺🇸 ທີ່ຕ້ອນຮັບເມເປັນຢ່າງດີ. ເຖິງວ່າ ມັນຈະເປັນເວລາ ສັ້ນ ເນື່ອຈາກ…
May Vichitta, 23-year-old native of Bolikhamxay, will take to the stage at the Miss Universe Competition on December 9, becoming the third contestant from Laos to participate in the prestigious and internationally-recognized Miss Universe Competition.
May Vichitta’s presence on the world beauty platform is expected to further enhance Laos’ image in the international arena.
This year, May Vichitta’s talent management and public relations team is led by famous Lao singer model and actress, Tot Lina. Members of the team include big names such as celebrity stylist, Alex, and fashion photographer, Lou Sensouphone.
It has been reported that the national dress that May Vichitta will be wearing at the competition will be designed by a star Thai designer who is credited with designing the costume that won the Best National Dress 2018 worn by Laos’ then representative On-anong Homsombath.
Miss Laos wins national costume in #MissUniverse
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On-Anong Homsombat wowed audiences when she took the stage with her extremely detailed costume, which made it look as if there were three figures walking in a straight line. The design was inspired by the Kinnaree, which are half-bird, half-woman creatures in Southeast Asian mythology. The golden colored costume appeared clunky and hard to walk in, but certainly made an impression on the judges, who awarded Laos with the Best National Costume award.