Global Beauties selects a number of outstanding contestants from the world’s five leading beauty pageants of Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Grand International, and Miss Supranational for its annual prize, with the winner being given the Miss Grand Slam title.
This year judges chose beauties from both the Miss Universe and Miss Grand International pageants. The organising board on September 13 unveilled the leading 10 contestants, with Khanh Van, Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, shortlisted in the Top 20.
The other beauties named in the Top 20 included Andrea Meza, Miss Universe 2020, Janick Maceta, Miss Universe Peru 2020, and Lala Guedes, Miss Grand Brazil 2020.
Back in Miss Grand Slam 2018, Vietnamese beauty H’Hen Nie made the Top 10 finalists to mark the best ever achievement for Vietnamese beauty in the rankings.
In the 69th Miss Universe 2020 held in the United States, Khanh Van was named in the Top 21 with the highest number of votes in the pageant’s history.
Despite the heavy impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, she volunteered to take part in many charity activities, including presenting gifts to lottery sellers and poor labourers, and assisting with food supply to residents in lockdown areas.