This news comes after Lan Anh emerged as the winner, scoring 100,000 points higher than the runner-up from the Philippines.

With this impressive victory, Lan Anh will receive double the voting points, giving her a significant advantage in the race for the top 20 among the foreign contestants.

Lan Anh will now compete against 89 other contestants from different countries in various segments, including a national costume competition featuring an outfit made from recycled and environmentally-friendly materials, a swimsuit competition, and a talent contest.

The final night of the pageant is set to take place in the southern city on December 22, where the winners of Miss Earth, Miss Earth Air, Miss Earth Water, and Miss Earth Fire will be announced.

Do Thi Lan Anh, 26, currently residing in the United States, stands at 1.71 meters tall with body measurements of 85-60-95cm. She left her hometown at the age of one to live in Europe before eventually settling in the US with her family.

She graduated from California State University Fullerton and has many Vietnamese friends and a fondness for Vietnamese cuisine.

Miss Earth was first launched in 2001 by Carousel Productions of the Philippines. Alongside Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss International, the competition advocates for environmental awareness, conservation, and social responsibility.

It is the fourth largest international beauty pageant in the world and is highly esteemed by the media for its grandeur, prestige, and humanitarian message.

This is the second time Vietnam has hosted this prestigious global pageant, after the 2010 edition.

Previously, Nguyen Phuong Khanh outshined 86 other contestants to win Miss Earth 2018, becoming the first beauty from Vietnam to claim the crown in one of the Big Four international pageants.