In the final round, 70 participants showcased their skills in swimsuit, evening gown, and Q&A competitions. 

The top-five contestants advancing to the behavioral round included representatives from Samoa, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Thailand. 

This screenshot shows the top five contenders at Miss Global 2023.

Finally, Ashley Melendez from Puerto Rico emerged as the winner, securing the title of Miss Global. 

The first runner-up title went to the representative from Samoa, while the contestants from Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam claimed the second, third, and fourth runner-up positions, respectively.

Ashley Melendez from Puerto Rico is crowned as Miss Global 2023. Photo: Screenshot

The audience was disappointed with Vietnam’s representative, Doan Thu Thuy, who ended up as the fourth runner-up due to her deficiencies in English proficiency. 

They noticed her struggles during the Q&A round as she was unable to express her answers fluently.

Some viewers believe that the 28-year-old contestant could have improved her performance by utilizing a translator.

Ashley Melendez from Puerto Rico is crowned as Miss Global 2023. Photo: Screenshot

Doan Thu Thuy from Vietnam competes in the Q&A round of Miss Global 2023. Photo: Screenshot