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Inside Laos: A US beauty queen's quest for change
12th Jun, 2015 at 6:08am
 
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More than three decades ago, Amy Chanthaphavong's parents fled their home country of Laos.

Her father had been a fighter pilot in the Laos air force, supporting the Americans in their war on neighbouring Vietnam.

As communists tightened their grip on Laos, he decided it was time to leave.

Fearing punishment from the country's Marxist-ruled administration, he decided it would be too dangerous ever to return to the country of his birth.

But 35 years later, his daughter Amy made a life-changing decision.

She left San Diego, California, for the small South East Asian country of Laos, intent on becoming part of its rapid economic development.
Economic revival

As one of the world's last few remaining communist states, Laos was closed off to much of the world until the 1990s, when reforms started being introduced to tackle severe poverty.

It is still one of the poorest countries in East Asia. But over the last decade its economy has been growing rapidly - by up to 8% a year thanks to the construction of huge hydroelectric dams and a boom in commodity exports.

However, its people remain predominantly poor and unskilled.

Amy's mission is to help change that.






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Reply #1 - 13th Jun, 2015 at 6:10am
 
Hate this b*tch. Ugly as a dog's ass but still won Miss Asia.

Also wants to westernize Laos.
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Reply #2 - 15th Jun, 2015 at 12:35pm
 
she is profiting by making films! hahaha!

China saw it before.

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Reply #3 - 17th Jun, 2015 at 5:45am
 
yeah and that's all she cares about, profit. Profiting at the expense of Lao people. A true parasite.
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Reply #4 - 17th Jun, 2015 at 8:50pm
 
What skills does an Asian American beauty queen have to offer that will help lift Laotians out of poverty?


Many foreigners, including many foreigners who are actually highly skilled in practical fields, live in Laos but they do not receive any recognition from anyone.

Be wary of people who promote and present themselves as altruistic and righteous. She just wants recognition for her 'selfless acts' although the recognition is payment in and of itself for a narcissist.

Cambodia is unfortunately filled with these types of people trying to make a name for themselves.

I cannot stand people who think they're doing good work by volunteering to do manual labor or some other type of unskilled work. Then they talk to a few villagers through an interpreter and get a few selfie shots and call it a day

Southeast Asia does not have a shortage of unskilled laborers so they aren't accomplishing anything other than making themselves feel good.
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Reply #5 - 24th Jan, 2017 at 9:31am
 
Miss Amy is doing a sales and marketing specialist roles for the social, health and economic development of Laos. She probably has a college degree and highly experienced with people skills. Plus sex sells in any industry and she is somewhat of an eye candy in my opinion. Neat stuff

You guys are a bunch of jealous type. Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #6 - 24th Jan, 2017 at 11:52am
 
comeon guys she not that bad to look at. I would hit it
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Reply #7 - 24th Jan, 2017 at 8:38pm
 
In my opinion, Miss Amy has good intention in helping Laos and Lao people and not about herself. Also, why would she risk her well being for being over there during this current diplomatic and democratic uncertainties in Laos?
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Reply #8 - 24th Jan, 2017 at 10:33pm
 
[quote author=684D5045477D664B4F4351220 link=1434085710/7#7 date=1485290293]In my opinion, Miss Amy has good intention in helping Laos and Lao people and not about herself. Also, why would she risk her well being for being over there during this current diplomatic and democratic uncertainties in Laos? [/quote

German help more in poverty alleviation
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Reply #9 - 25th Jan, 2017 at 6:07am
 
Europeans are there to enjoy the undeveloped landscape of Laos. They are tired of the hustles and bustles of city life from western civilization and wanted peace and tranquility from Laos. I knew a couple of German chicks I used to work with and they told me they did backpacking for 6 months straight right after high school in southeast Asia and did some hitchhiking through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
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Reply #10 - 25th Jan, 2017 at 9:36am
 
They must have massive scale of fans with their twitter! Grin

Satan wrote on 25th Jan, 2017 at 6:07am:
Europeans are there to enjoy the undeveloped landscape of Laos. They are tired of the hustles and bustles of city life from western civilization and wanted peace and tranquility from Laos. I knew a couple of German chicks I used to work with and they told me they did backpacking for 6 months straight right after high school in southeast Asia and did some hitchhiking through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

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Reply #11 - 25th Jan, 2017 at 11:09am
 
The European are not very materialist . They spent their money on travel . They are very open minded unlike
AMericans. These idiots wouldn't even eat fish with head
on it or duck .
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Reply #12 - 25th Jan, 2017 at 11:20am
 
I like wild duck.


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The European are not very materialist . They spent their money on travel . They are very open minded unlike
AMericans. These idiots wouldn't even eat fish with head
on it or duck .

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Reply #13 - 25th Jan, 2017 at 12:04pm
 
I'll try anything 1 time. But wild duck is very good
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Reply #14 - 25th Jan, 2017 at 12:09pm
 
I like Bamboo Rat...have you seen any around lately? Making me hungry  Smiley
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