Meet the First Cambodian Woman to Enter Miss Universe Pageant

A new Asian beauty queen is ready to take the world’s stage as Cambodia is finally making its historic debut in the Miss Universe pageant this year.

Representing the “Kingdom of Wonder” in the prestigious annual pageant for the first time is Miss Cambodia 2016 winner By Sotheary, a 19-year old high school student and part-time model.

Sotheary, who is also a talented volleyball player, is currently preparing for the contest by undergoing extensive training, reports Missosology

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“I am so excited to represent my beloved country to the Miss Universe Pageant,” said young beauty queen. “I will do my best to show the real beauty of Cambodian Women and the world will know more about our country.



Sotheary immediately gained widespread support and attention from local fans after winning the 2016 Miss Cambodia pageant, with many Cambodians praising her gorgeous looks and talents.

According to her online profile in the local pageant’s website, Sotheary has had extensive modeling experience doing both local and international fashion shows. It was also revealed that she likes reading books and listening to modern English music.

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Many observers have so far expressed that she will be able to represent Cambodia perfectly on the international stage with her beauty, intelligence, and overall charm.

Cambodia’s Miss Universe national director Romyr Libo-on is also the managing director of Arise Agency and organizer of the Miss Cambodia pageant.

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