Miss Laos traveled 48 hours to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans

Miss Laos at Miss Universe 2022

Miss Laos Payengxa Lor at the Miss Universe contest.Benjamin Askinas/Miss Universe

  • Miss Laos Payengxa Lor traveled 48 hours to compete in Miss Universe.

  • Lor’s journey to the game, which is in New Orleans this year, included five stops.

  • Lor is the first Miss Laos to make the top 16 in Miss Universe history.

The Miss Universe contest brings together incredible women from all over the world – and some have to travel much further than others to make it to the pageant’s podium.

During the start of the 71st annual Miss Universe contest on Saturday, Miss Laos Payengxa Lor was revealed to have the longest journey.

Miss Laos, Payengxa Lor walks onto the stage at the 71st Miss Universe Competition National Costume Show

Miss Laos at the National Costume Show.Josh Brasted/Getty Images

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and “Access Hollywood” star Zuri Hall, who served as backstage correspondents for the show, revealed that Lor traveled 48 hours to make the pageant – which takes place this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lor’s journey included five stops.

The Miss Universe hosts added that Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel had the shortest commute of all contestants, four hours away from her hometown in Houston, Texas.

Miss Universe Laos

Lor is the first Hmong woman to enter the Miss Universe competition.The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe hosts Olivia Culpo and Jeannie Mai-Jenkins revealed during the broadcast that Lor placed in the top 16, becoming the first Miss Laos to make the semifinals in Miss Universe history.

According to her biography, Lor is the first Hmong woman to enter the Miss Universe competition.

The election queen taught herself English and became an English teacher. She works as a motivational speaker, works for the underprivileged and holds a silver medal in taekwondo.

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