Miss Universe Laos Farewell Dinner

December 9, 2019

Lunch @ I Luv Hot Pot | Duluth, GA
It was another fun evening down here in Atlanta.  I missed the Miss Universe Pageant this past weekend, but it was very nice to cover this farewell gathering and have bookends to a pretty neat experience for our Lao community.  Big thanks to Trevor and Jimmy for securing the venue and sponsoring the dinner on such short notice.  We Lao folk (and southerners) are known for hospitality, and it definitely showed the past two weeks.
Of course big thanks to Miss Universe Laos May Vichitta Phonevilay for representing the Lao people with grace, class, humility, and beauty.  Thanks for putting up with our crazy culture’s love of taking pictures! We are a bit too extra with that. 😀  Anyways here’s some more memories from a pretty cool day.

Me presenting May with a surprise photo book at lunch!! It was fun making it. I accidentally put the same picture in twice, but I think it turned out okay. 🙂 Thanks to Fujifilm for doing a great job printing it as usual!

Later that day…
Farewell Dinner @ FUMI Events | Duluth, GA

Me getting May’s Photo Book autographed! 🙂

“Security and Event Photography by us!!” 🙂


If you enjoyed these pictures, please consider donating to one May’s causes, or perhaps one of the local food banks to feed the hungry in your local city.  Happy Holidays everyone!

meHi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I draw, I take pictures!

I’ve been covering events and documenting the multi ethnic Asian Pacific Islander community here in Georgia since 2004! Feel free to share with the links below. Thanks to all for posing for photos!

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