Miss Laos Beauty Pageant kicks off02:43

Published on July 24, 2015

The Miss Laos 2015 organising committee is inviting young Lao women to enter the contest to be cultural ambassadors

The Miss Laos 2015 organising committee is inviting young Lao women to enter the contest to be cultural ambassadors as well as role models to the nation’s youth.

The beauty pageant was launched at a press conference on Saturday at Don Chan Palace with organisers explaining standards expected of contestants in the potentially life changing experience.

Young ladies must be aged between 18-25 years old, have good personality and education, and be at least 165cm tall to join the contest.

Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union representative Ms Vilayphone Phanthavong addressed the press conference explaining that the contest had been transferred to the youth union by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. She noted the collaboration with TVLao to publicise the pageant, the ministry’s advice in promoting Lao culture, and it was also an opportunity to support the 7th Youth Conference and 10th Party Conference.

President of TVLAO and Organiser of Miss Lao 2015, Dr Hongkham Souvannavong said this year’s contest was bigger and better than ever and provided young women with the chance to represent the nation as a beautiful cultural ambassador.

The best 40 contestants would then advance to the semi-final round on October 10 at Don Chan Palace where the committee would select and publicly announce the top twenty finalists on October 12.

The contestants will also participate in activities supporting social programmes from October 22-November 18, followed by a pre-contest dry run event open to the public on November 20. The Miss Lao 2015 final will take place on November 21 at Don Chan Palace to announce the winner.

The winner of Miss Lao contest receives 50 million kip, a crown and other prizes, second place gets 30 million kip and prizes while third place getter receives 20 million kip and 10 million kip goes to the young ladies in fourth and fifth place.

The event organisers were keen to stress that contestants would participate in and promote positive activities for youth as well as being role models.

Source: Lao National Television News in English
Broadcast on July 21, 2015