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Miss Universe Laos excursions St. Paul college.

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The atrium of the Neighborhood College of Excellence in St. Paul was buzzing on the final Friday morning of the 12 months, as college students, school, and oldsters anticipated the arrival of Payengxa Lor, Miss Universe Laos, as a part of her U.S. tour.

Payengxa, who will signify Laos within the 71st Miss Universe competitors on January 14 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is ethnically Hmong and has garnered international help from the Hmong diaspora. 

Kazoua Kong-Thao, the college’s chief administrative officer, instructed college students and oldsters on what to do when Payengxa walked in. College students wearing conventional Hmong garb flanked the entryway to welcome her.

Miss Hmong Minnesota, Leeanna Lauj (Lor), and the 2 runner-ups, Nkauj Mog Yaj (Yang) and Nkauj See Thoj (Thao), of their sashes and tiaras, additionally awaited Payengxa. 

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