A signing ceremony for the agreement to organize Miss Grand International 2023 took place in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday afternoon, officially confirming Vietnam as the contest’s host country.
This is the second time Vietnam has been chosen to organize Miss Grand International.
Previously, the country held the event in 2017, which took place in a variety of locations, including Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Binh Province, and Phu Quoc Island.
According to Nawat Itsaragrisil, president of Miss Grand International, he was pleased to return to Vietnam and certain that the nation would successfully hold the Miss Grand International 2023 competition.
|Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien, Miss Grand International 2021, poses at a signing ceremony for the agreementto organize Miss Grand International 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 5, 2022. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre|
Nawat said he wanted to promote Vietnam’s economic, tourism, and culinary prosperity to the world.
The representative unit that will host Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam also wishes to boost the country’s image to stimulate tourism.
The current Miss Grand International, Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien, stated at the ceremony that her journey since being crowned Miss Grand International 2021 has been unforgettable.
She is happy with her accomplishments, which have helped her represent Vietnam abroad, she said.
Nguyen Ha Kieu Loan, the second runner-up in Miss World Vietnam 2019 and one of the top 10 at Miss Grand International 2019, expressed gratitude for her recent journey and thanked Nawat for selecting Vietnam to host the Miss Grand International 2023 pageant.
|Nguyen Ha Kieu Loan, the second runner-up at Miss World Vietnam 2019, performs on the stage at a signing ceremony for the agreement to organize Miss Grand International 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 5, 2022. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre|
The organizers disclosed that Vietnamese judges would participate in the Miss Grand International 2023 jury.
The criteria for choosing a Vietnamese judge is their ability to comprehend, constantly refresh themselves, and empathize with the Miss Grand International contest’s standards for selecting a worthy winner.
In the near future, a list of Vietnamese judges will be made public.
Nawat further stated that the crowned beauty would be chosen based on their demonstrated talent, combined with their attractiveness, bravery, and intelligence.
Miss Grand International has been held yearly since 2013 by Miss Grand International Organization, which is based in Thailand.
It is one of the six major global beauty contests, the others being Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Earth, and Miss Supranational.