This marks the first time that the nation sent a Vietnamese representative to compete at the international beauty pageant.

Nga, who graduated from Foreign Trade University in Ho Chi Minh City, worked for a retail giant in the United States and then ran her own company operating in fine art stone, building materials, and interior decoration. Currently, she is the CEO of a diamond and jewelry company.

Mrs. Universe is an annual international event held for “the most honorable married woman” and was first organised in Sofia, Bulgaria, back in 2007.

The event is open to married, divorced, and widowed women from nations on all continents across the world who are between the ages of 18 and 55, have a family and career, and are involved in a “significant cause”.

The upcoming pageant is expected to attract the participation of outstanding women from 100 countries globally.