VIENTIANE, Jan 10 (Laotian Times): Miss Universe Laos has topped the list of the 71st Miss Universe contestants based on fan votes.
Payengxa Lor, Miss Universe Laos 2022, has received the most votes so far with 168,600 points, according to Miss Universe Predictions, an Facebook page for current news and updates on all things Miss Universe.
The 21-year-old has been getting overwhelming support from her fans in Laos, the US, and other nations after she became the first Hmong woman to win the pageant in her country.
Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Thailand are among the top five finalists in the voting that feature 84 contestants from this year’s pageant which will be held on January 14 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Voting will conclude on January 12 at 6pm today local time and the winner of the fan-favourite vote will be announced after the competition.
The Lao contestant was also featured recently in a short video by the Miss Universe organization, alongside the other candidates in a lead up to the competition.
Earlier this month, Lor visited family members and supporters in the US who would be cheering her on as the first person of Hmong descent to participate in the Miss Universe pageant.
She also shot action scenes for a film and was interviewed on an American news channel as well. - Laotian Times