VIENTIANE, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Two beauty queens have been selected to represent Laos for the upcoming Miss International and Miss World beauty pageants later this year, the state-run Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday.
Phounesup Phonnyotha, who was first runner-up in Miss Grand Lao 2017, was selected as Miss International Laos, while Tonkham Phonchanheuang, a contestant in Miss Universe Laos 2017, was selected as Miss World Laos.
The Miss International final will take place in Tokyo, Japan on Nov. 14, while Miss World 2017 will be held in Sanya, China on Nov. 18.
Both will be the first ever representatives from Laos to join the stages to promote Laos and its culture to the world.
Miss International is a Tokyo-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association. The pageant was first held in 1960.
Miss World is one of the oldest pageants established in 1951.