Tran Thi Thu Ngan overcame 38 other candidates to be crowned the first Miss Vietnam Global Heritage 2016 in the finale of the pageant at FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort in the north central province of Thanh Hoa on August 7.
The 20 year-old student from Hai Phong City won the crown, 500 million VND (22,500 USD) in cash, a trip for two to Europe and became the brand ambassador of FLC Group for two years.
She was also named Miss Photogenic in the semi-final round.
Ngan is currently studying hospitality management in Switzerland. As a Young Women Leaders International Networking ambassador in the country, she also received a certificate of merit for her contributions to the Child Drowning Prevention Fund in Vietnam.
Pham Thuy Hang from Germany and Vo Quynh Giao from the US were the first and second runners-up, respectively.
There were also awards for Miss Photogenic, Miss Talented, Miss Ao Dai, Miss Bikini, Miss Fashion, Miss Beautiful Face, Miss Charming and Miss Friendly at the event, with prizes of 20 million VND (897 USD) each.
The biannual contest distinguished itself from other beauty pageants by selecting young Vietnamese women who are studying, working and living in Vietnam or around the world and who possess the beauty, wisdom, talent and compassion.
The contest began in March this year with preliminary rounds held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Australia and the US.
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