The announcement of Thu Thao as the nation’s representative was made during a ceremony held on October 19 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Truong Ngoc Anh, chairwoman of the board of Nova Entertainment, which organises Miss Earth 2023 in Vietnam, told the assembled media that Thu Thao fully meets the criteria for the global contest.

Anh also announced that the country will officially play host to Miss Earth 2023. The world’s fourth largest beauty contest is scheduled to get underway in the central coastal city of Nha Trang and will feature the participation of nearly 100 contestants from across the globe.

Thu Thao, 21, hails from Tra Vinh province and stands at 1.78 metres tall, weighs 50kg, and has body measurement of 74-61-88. She first rose to prominence during the grand finale of Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2022 when she won the second runner-up title. 

Moving forward, the Vietnamese beauty will depart for Miss Earth 2022 on November 10. This year marks the 22nd edition of the global pageant with its grand final is scheduled to take place on November 30 in the Philippines.

Miss Earth was originally launched by the Philippines Carousel Production Company in 2001 as a means of promoting environmentally-friendly activities.

Vietnamese representatives do have history competing in the competition, with Nguyen Phuong Khanh being crowned Miss Earth back in 2018.