In an interview with Taing Rinith, 23-year-old Rern Nat, the winner of Miss Cambodia 2017 and the second Cambodian woman to compete in Miss Universe, speaks about her dream.
Cambodia has its very own Khmer New Year in April. But the lights and music on the streets every December 31 proves that Cambodians are also very fond of partying in the countdown to the universal New Year.
Rern Sinat may have failed to bring home the Miss Universe crown weeks ago, but the 22-year-old model and radio personality received tremendous support and love from people around the world.
Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe yesterday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant.
To represent the Kingdom in the international stage is a tough job. And Miss Cambodia 2017 Rern Nat knows and understands the pressure too well. She will be the second woman to wave the Cambodian flag in the Miss Universe competition in November.
Cambodia is relatively new to the world of beauty pageants. Having sent its first Miss Universe representative only in 2017, the Kingdom’s beautiful women have yet to fully introduce themselves to the glamour-filled sphere and vice versa.
So, how does it feel to be at the center of the country’s beauty and fashion scene? Youth Today’s Say Tola talks to By Sotheary – the woman who wore the first ever Miss Cambodia-Universe sash.
“The entire country is fascinated by beauty pageants but for the longest time all we can see are beauty queens from other neighbouring countries.
During his years as a modelling coach, Men Seyha found himself developing a passionate interest in fashion design.
The contest involved much more than good looks – the 20 finalists spent 10 days at the NagaWorld hotel taking part in corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Twenty-one-year-old model Rern Nat is crowned Miss Cambodia 2017 and is expected to represent Cambodia in the Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Tourism International pageants.