Miss Earth Venezuela Diana Silva lost consciousness backstage. Venezuelan influence Giovanni Laguna, who was present at the event, claimed that Venezuela lost Final 4 slot to Vietnam.
At some point Miss Earth 2018 host James Deakin had to stall since they are expecting Venezuela to join the Top 8 on stage as she is reportedly slated to be called as part of the Top 4.
According to some accounts, the organizers had to make a last minute decision to replace Venezuela with eventual winner Vietnam.
Other sources claim that Venezuela was not really part of the Top 4 hence the reason they were able to continue the program despite her absence.
As of posting, Miss Venezuela has regained consciousness and is recovering.