Cambodia is one of the newcomers in Miss Universe. In 2016, Sotheary By, 22, of Phnom Penh, Cambodia became the inaugural Miss Cambodia and the Southeast Asian country’s first ever candidate in the international beauty pageant.
In 2017, Rern Sinat, 25, of Kampong Cham, Cambodia became the second Miss Cambodia and the second woman to represent the country in Miss Universe. In 2018, no Miss Cambodia pageant was held.
In 2019, the Cambodian national beauty pageant was renamed Miss Universe Cambodia. Somnang Alyna, 19, of Phnom Penh won the inaugural title.
Sotheary, Rern and Somnang were all unplaced in Miss Universe. The new Miss Universe Cambodia 2020 has the responsibility and power to end this losing streak.
Somnang will crown her successor on November 26, 2020. Aired live on Bayon TV, the Miss Universe Cambodia 2020 coronation night will take place at Bayon TV Steung Meanchey in Phnom Penh.
Many of the 20 Miss Universe Cambodia 2020 candidates are very promising. Those who will not become Somnang’s successor should gain more training and experience and either come back next year or compete in other beauty pageants in the future.
The candidates have participated in several preliminary events. Based on their performances, their photos and videos, these are the candidates who I believe will make it to the top:
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predicted Miss Universe Cambodia 2020