We're just days away from finding out who will be the next Miss Universe, but online pageant magazine Sash Factor has already revealed the leading competitors for their 7th leaderboard.
This week, Miss Vietnam Khanh Van Nguyen tops the list after a video of her helping a person with disability during a photo-op went viral. Sash Factor called Miss Vietnam a "doer" who keeps true to her word. Nguyen is an active ambassador of #OneBodyVillage, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates sexually abused children. "She put herself in danger just to protect and rescue a sexually abused girl in a remote area in Vietnam and she takes her advocacy close to her heart, The One Body Village. This humble girl, this pageant Cinderella can win it all," they wrote.
Following Miss Vietnam is Laura Olascuaga of Columbia, an "unstoppable" beauty queen like all Columbian queens. "Laura can bring and deliver what can Miss Colombia do in Miss Universe stage," Sash Factor said.
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The third went to one of the "underrated queens": Miss Puerto Rico Estefanía Soto Torres. The online pageant magazine said: "She is one of the underrated queens but we never underestimated her and as we continue watching and observing her, we can see how eloquent and relatable Estefania is."
The fourth on the list is Miss Peru Janick Maceta, a "fierce" woman who knows what she wants: the crown.
And the fifth on the leaderboard is the Queen of Democracy in Myanmar, Thuzar Wint Lwin. Lwin, who strongly opposes the Myanmar government, is very adamant in sharing to the world what the current situation in Myanmar is. "She made her way to the US and this is the back story that IMG Miss Universe is looking for, mission on a mission."
The other countries on the leaderboard are as follows:
12 South Africa
Photos from Miss Universe Vietnam, Miss Universe Puerto Rico, and Laura Olascuaga's Instagram