Miss World Laos 2021 Accused of 'Misrepresenting Age'
Miss World Laos 2021 Souphavady Phongsavanh Accused of 'Misrepresenting Age'

The Miss World Laos 2021 competition took place on Wednesday night, 31st March, at Landmark Riverside Mekong Hotel, Vientiane Capital. Phongsavanh Souphavady was crowned the new Queen. Souphavady succeeds and was crowned by Miss World Laos 2019 Nelamith Soumounthong.

Miss Souphavady Phongsavanh was selected as the new Miss World Laos, becoming the representative for Laos at the Miss World 2021 pageant to be held in Puerto Rico in December this year.

Misrepresenting Age

According to Laotiantimes, after the announcement, however, a photograph of Souphavady’s government-issued identification card was leaked to social media, with her birth year listed as 1991, despite the contestant claiming to be only 26 years old.

Souphavady Phongsavanh
Souphavady Phongsavanh

Social media users began to comment about Miss Souphavady’s age, saying she should be disqualified for being over the age limit required to enter the contest.

Souphavady is no stranger to the rigors of beauty peagenats, having unsuccessfully competed in the Miss Aphone Laos pageant in 2008, when some say she was only 17 years of age.

Miss World Laos 2021

Meanwhile, the president of the Miss World Laos 2021 competition, Saykeo Sidavong, has explained on the Miss World Laos 2021 page that the contest authorities are aware of the problem and have spoken with the relevant parties to find a solution.

The judges have now given Miss World Laos 2021 two weeks to provide evidence of her claims, said the president of the Miss World Laos 2021 content.

Miss World Laos Miss World Laos 'Misrepresenting Age': Unable to Hold the 'Crown'

Miss World Laos 2021 Souphavady Phongsavanh has surrendered the Crown following the controversy surrounding her 'Misrepresenting Age'.

Who is Souphavady Phongsavanh

Miss Souphavady Phongsavanh is originally from Savannakhet Province but currently resides in Vientiane Capital. She studied at NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, and holds an honors degree in accountancy and financial accounting from the University of Portsmouth.

Souphavady also holds a Honours Degree of Bachelor of arts in accountancy and financial management at University of Portsmouth. She also holds a Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance at Bangor University.

The newly crowned Miss World Laos 2021 Phongsavanh Souphavady’s court includes:

1st Runner-up – Phonvilai Luanglath

2nd Runner-up – Aliya Inthavong

The 70th Miss World will be held on 16th December 2021, in San Juan, Puerto Rico where Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.

Laos beauty Christina Lasasimma is country's rep at the 69th Miss Universe pageant

Christina Lasasimma , a well-known celebrity, model and beauty queen in Laos, will represent the South-East Asian country in the 69th Miss Universe event will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, United States on May 16, according to local media reports.

It was confirmed on Saturday (Macrh 20) that Christina represent Laos at the highly prestigious event. Hailing from Vientiane, Laos, she will be the Asian country’s fourth representative in the international beauty pageant, which was formed on June 28, 1952.

Miss World Laos 2021 Accused of 'Misrepresenting Age'

In 2017, Souphaphone Somvichith made history as the first woman to represent Laos in Miss Universe. She was followed by On-anong Homsombath in 2018 and Vichitta Phonevilay in 2019.

Because of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Phonevilay did not crown her successor in 2020. Lassasima was officially announced as the appointed Miss Universe Laos 2020 on March 18, 2021.

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