The 2020 Miss Universe Thailand Amanda Obdam donned an ao dai by designer Vo Viet Chung throughout a visit to Vietnam.
Obdam flew from Bangkok to HCMC on Tuesday and excited native followers along with her outfit, a hand-crafted ao dai that includes embroidered birds and roses.
“I wish to present my love and respect for Vietnam, so I selected the nation’s conventional costume,” Obdam mentioned.
Amanda Obdam in Vietnamese ao dai. Picture by VnExpress/Khoa Tran
Designer Chung mentioned Obdam preferred the thought of carrying ao dai when he instructed it to her. Chung may even invite Obdam to be the muse for his upcoming assortment.
Obdam got here to Vietnam to attend a pre-event of the 2023 Miss Ocean World pageant, set to begin on Wednesday in HCMC.
That is Obdam’s second go to to Vietnam after her first in June 2022.
She mentioned she was impressed with the panorama of Vietnam, the hospitality and friendliness of everybody she met. She additionally needed to expertise the tradition of various areas throughout the nation.
Obdam takes a photograph with followers at Tan Son Nhat airport in HCMC. Picture by VnExpress/Khoa Tran
The 29-year-old magnificence queen has a Canadian-Dutch father and a Thai-Chinese language mom. She was topped Miss Universe Thailand in October 2020. Six months later, Obdam competed within the worldwide model of Miss Universe and made the highest 10. She is now working as a mannequin.