Search For Cambodian Beauty Pageant Launched

The hunt is on for Cambodia’s finest female to represent the country in the prestigious Miss Tourism International World Finals.

This will be the second time Cambodia has entered the world-renowned beauty pageant, which aims to throw the spotlight on the tourist attractions and cultural quirks that make the world’s countries unique.

The search started with the launch of Miss Tourism International Cambodia, which will see the Kingdom’s beauties battle it out to secure one of 24 spots in the country finals. A panel of judges will then crown one winner in November ahead of the world finals in Malaysia the following month.

Backed by the Ministry of Fine Arts and Culture, auditions will be held at NagaWorld Resort on Oct. 5 and 19. Candidates must be Cambodian, single, aged 18 to 25, be taller than 1.63m and no heavier than 55kg. All contestants must also have good moral character, according to the requirements.

The winner will be picked at a prestigious event on Nov. 15 when hopefuls will be judged in various categories, such as beauty, charm, poise, formal wear and live personality interviews.

The Miss Tourism International Cambodia event, which is organised by Aplus Asia Network, will also see other beauties crowned in another eight categories, including Miss Photogenic, Miss Elegance and Miss Heritage.

The winner will scoop an all-expenses paid trip for 22 days to Malaysia to represent Cambodia in the international finals on Dec. 31.

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