According to the latest rankings, Hoa is expected to rank 12th in the overall list.

Meanwhile, the Mexican beauty has been chosen as the favorite to win the beauty pageant, with the French and Indian contestants selected as the first and second runners-up, respectively.

Completing the list of the Top 12 contestants are the beauties from Poland, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Denmark, Jamaica, Russia, and Bolivia.

Elsewhere, Bui Quynh Hoa was rated among the Top 16 by the website IC Queens, while some other international rankings also placed the Vietnamese beauty in the Top 20.

Quynh Hoa, 25, is 1.75 meters tall with body measurements of 83-60-94 cm. She surpassed 17 other participants to win the title of Miss Universe Vietnam 2023 at the final night of the competition, which took place on September 29. This victory allowed her to qualify for the Miss Universe 2023 pageant.

The Hanoi native has gained valuable experience through participating in various beauty contests, including winning Miss Ao Dai Vietnam World 2017, Supermodel Vietnam 2018, and Supermodel International 2022.

Previously, she worked as a coach at the Miss International Queen Vietnam transgender pageant and at Miss Earth Vietnam. She also served as a member of the judging panel for the Super Model International Philippines contest.

Miss Universe was first held in 1952 and is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants, along with Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.

This year marks the 72nd edition of the pageant. The final will take place in El Salvador on November 18, with the participation of 80 contestants from around the world.

The reigning Miss Universe is R’Bonney Gabriel of the United States, who was crowned on January 14 in New Orleans, USA.

Vietnamese beauties have achieved notable success at Miss Universe over the years, including Nguyen Thuy Lam, who finished in the Top 15 in 2008, H’Hen Nie, who made it to the Top 5 in 2018, Hoang Thuy, who reached the Top 20 in 2019, Khanh Van, who finished in the Top 21 in 2020, and Kim Duyen, who placed in the Top 16 in 2021.