The competition officially kicked off the first round of the preliminaries and served as a good preview of all the delegates in contention. One of them will be named Best in Swimsuit on October 25 during the grand finale.
| Le Quyen (right) with Venezuelan contestant
Quyen, who said the event made her “nervous and self-conscious”, was grouped with other contestants from Poland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Cuba, Spain, Mongolia, Wales, Ukraine and Portugal.
Unfortunately, Miss Grand Thailand Pormai Kunsom tripped, fell down and scraped her knee.
Acting as if nothing happened, the Thai beauty continued promenading the stage, waving and smiling as blood started running down her leg. She was quickly taken care of the official website for the MGI later announced.