Khanh Van, the Vietnamese representative at the Miss Universe beauty pageant, set off from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 2 in order to compete in Miss Universe 2021 being held in the United States.
|As a result of the impact of the fresh coronavirus outbreak, not many people come to see off Khanh Van ahead of the global beauty contest.|
|The Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 winner is travelling to the pageant with 15 separate pieces of luggage.|
|A group of supporters come out to bid farewell to the beauty queen at the airport. All of them wear face masks and limit gathering in a crowd.|
|The Ho Chi Minh City-native receives plenty of special gifts from supporters as a way of offering her great encouragement to achieve success in the US.|
|Some of her relatives are present to see her off at the airport.|
|Whilst her parents always stand by their daughter, they show their concern about Van’s health due to the complicated nature of COVID-19 developments globally.|
|Khanh Van says that she will follow COVID-19 prevention and control measures, both in Vietnam as well as in foreign countries.|
|A number of other local beauties also wish her good luck at the airport, including Mau Thuy, the second runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2017, and Kim Duyen, the first runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019.|
|After being hit by a year of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 69th Miss Universe pageant is scheduled to get underway in the US between May 6 and May 16.|
|Voters will be able to participate in a vote launched by the Miss Universe pageant which will run until May 15. The winner of the vote will subsequently progress to be among the Top 21 finalists.|
A number of local beauty queens who have won the Miss Universe Vietnam pageant in previous years appear incredible in a photo collection taken in order to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Buffalo.