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Miss Laos Payengxa Lor at the Miss Universe pageant.Benjamin Askinas/Miss Universe

  • Miss Laos Payenxa Lor traveled 48 hours to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.

  • Lowry’s journey to the competition, which is in New Orleans this year, included five breaks.

  • Lor is the first Miss Laos to enter the Top 16 in Miss Universe history.

The Miss Universe pageant brings together incredible women from all over the world, and some have to travel much farther than others to make it to the pageant stage.

During the launch of the 71st annual Miss Universe pageant on Saturday, it was revealed that Miss Lao Payengsa Lor had the longest journey.

Miss Laos and Peyenxa Lor walk on stage during the National Costume Show of the 71st Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Laos at the National Dress Show.Josh Brasted/Getty Images

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Access Hollywood star Zuri Hall, who served as the show’s backstage correspondents, revealed that Laure traveled 48 hours to compete in the pageant, which this year takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lore’s cruise included five cruises.

Miss Universe presenters added that Miss USA R’Bonnie Gabriel had the shortest commute of all the contestants, a four-hour drive from her hometown in Houston, Texas.

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Lor is the first Hmong woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe hosts Olivia Culpo and Ginny Mai-Jenkins revealed during the show that Lor was in the top 16, becoming the first Miss Laos in Miss Universe history to reach the semi-finals.

Lor is the first Hmong woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, according to her bio.

The pageant queen taught herself English and became an English teacher. He works as a motivational speaker, volunteers for the underprivileged and has a silver medal in taekwondo.

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