Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 Hoang Thuy is in the Philippines for the first time. She will be speaking at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Youth Engagement Summit 2019 at the University of the Philippines Diliman.
The beauty queen who will represent Vietnam in the upcoming Miss Universe 2019 couldn’t help but gush over our reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray.
Thuy told Inquirer, “I think she’s very smart and very beautiful and her performance so good. Her dress and her behavior with people is so good. I think she’s a role model.”
“I watched her [on] Miss Universe and [saw] that she represent[ed] the Philippines so well that I heard and saw the video of her filming the whole Philippines and her charity,” Thuy added.
The 26-year-old model shared that she also look up to Catriona for her contributions and community service. She said, “I feel impressed about what she [is] doing for the community in [the] Philippines and I hope that she can bring her energy all over the world [just like] the same thing she did in [the] Philippines.”
Thuy expressed that Catriona brings positivity; saying, “When I look at her, I feel the positive energy around her when she talks and [in her] actions. I think [they] bring all the positive energy.”
When asked if there’s anything that she and Catriona have in common, Thuy said that it’s their fighting spirit and not giving up on defeats. Thuy said, “Her story…that she didn’t give up when she didn’t win Miss World. So I think that [is] kind of a little bit same like my personality, because I would not give up because of something not right in the past we always believe in the bright future and I think she did a great job and Miss Universe is a big gift for her.”
Looks like the Philippines is becoming a favorite spot for Vietnamese beauty queens. Recently, Miss Universe Vietnam 2018 H’Hen Nie also visited the country to speak at the Youth Congress in Naga City.