Dang Thi Le Hang, the 2nd Runner-up Miss Universe Vietnam 2015, will represent Vietnam at the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant which will take place in Manila, the capital of the Philippines on January 13-30, 2017.
|Le Hang (C) at the announcement ceremony (Photo: Sggp)|
A contest aiming at finding the best national costume for Miss Vietnam at Miss Universe 2016 was launched in July. In two months since the launch, the organizing board received nearly 100 entries and selected top five outstanding designs. The two designs will be introduced by Le Hang at Miss Universe 2016.
The first Miss Universe Vietnam 2008, Thuy Lam is the first Vietnamese candidate to survive the first cut in Miss Universe pageant in 2008. Miss Universe Vietnam 2015, Pham Huong represented Vietnam at the 2015 Miss Universe Beauty Contest.
Launched in 1952, Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. This pageant is one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world.