If you miss out of being Miss Beer Lao there is always the option of being awarded one of the other Miss titles available. Ms Maneethong Monlathom was the winner of the recent Miss Talat Xao competition. Apparently she attends the Faculty of Letters at the University of Laos. Talat Xao is the newest, and only, shopping mall in Laos. Beating 30 entrants and 16 finalist, Ms Maneethong Monlathom was awarded a crown worth 5 million kip, 5 million kip in cash, a trophy and as sash. That’s a lot of money here so I expect she is quite pleased. The competition was judged in part on traditional Lao dancing, put there was also a questions and answer session. The contestants were asked about what they would promote about Laos if chosen and what they thought about the cleanliness of the shopping center.

The other Miss competitions include:

  • Miss Cement
  • Miss Lao Telecom
  • Miss Apone Lao
  • Miss ETL (a telco)
  • Miss Indochina Petroleum