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HCMC’s beauty wins 2019 Miss Universe Vietnam pageant

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Nguyen Tran Khanh Van from Ho Chi Minh City was announced as the winner of the 2019 Miss Universe Vietnam beauty contest during the grand finale which was ended in the central coastal city of Nha Trang on December 7.

Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 Nguyen Tran Khanh Van

Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 Nguyen Tran Khanh Van

She also won a minor title of Miss Ao Dai. Van received a crown made of gold and gemstones, a cash prize of VND300 million. The beauty will represent Vietnam at Miss Universe 2020.
The first and second runners-up went to Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and Pham Hong Thuy Van of HCMC respectively.
The organization board also presented other minor titles, including Miss Popular Vote to Vu Thi Hoa Lien, Miss Friendly to Luong Y Nhu, Miss Talent to Nguyen Ngo Hoang Nhi, Miss Sea to Le Hoang Phuong, Miss Sport to Nguyen Diana, Miss Fashion to Nguyen Thi Huong Ly and Miss Independent to Vu Quynh Trang.
Miss Universe Vietnam beauty contest 2019 themed “Brave Heart” saw its qualifying rounds which took place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in September. 70 selected contestants participated in the semi-final and final round in Khanh Hoa Province’s Nha Trang coastal city in November in December.
The pageant is for all Vietnamese women living and working in the country who are between the ages of 18-25 over 1m65 tall , single, without children and have at least a high school diploma, and not got any plastic surgeries.
Singer Thuy Lam won Miss Universe Vietnam which was held for the first time in 2008. Pham Thi Huong, from the northern port city of Hai Phong was winner of the Miss Universe Vietnam 2015.
H’Hen Nie, a girl of E De ethnic minority group crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2017.She represented Vietnam made it to the Top 5 alongside, Miss Philippines, Miss Puerto Rico, Miss South Africa and Miss Venezuela at the final round of the Miss Universe 2018 concluding in Bangkok, Thailand. She is the first Vietnamese beauty named in top five in one of the most prestigious beauty contests in the world and proclaimed Missosology’s Timeless Beauty.She has been named the 50 most influential women in Vietnam in 2019.

By KHAC THI - Translated by Kim Khanh

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