The 25-year-old Hanoi native will represent Vietnam at the Miss Universe 2023 pageant which will be held in El Salvador. Bùi Quỳnh Hoa is a pageant veteran having won the Miss Ao Dai Vietnam 2017 title as well as landing on the Top Ten of Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 pageant. She also represented Vietnam at the Supermodel International 2022 pageant held in Thailand where she was crowned as the winner.
Bùi Quỳnh Hoa stands 5’9″ tall and she has been active in promoting health awareness in rural Vietnam. She promoted awareness about sexually transmitted diseases and helped in distributing health insurance cards to the poor.
The Miss Universe Vietnam 2023 pageant was held at Hoa Binh Theater in District 10 of Ho Chi Minh City
and beamed live over VTV Channel. This is the first pageant of Miss Universe Vietnam under the new franchise holder. The first runner-up was Nguyễn Thị Hương Ly while the second runner-up is Trịnh Thị Hồng Đăng.
Vietnam is yet to win the Miss Universe crown. The country’s highest placement was in 2018 when H’Hen Niê made it to the Top 5.