|Đỗ Trần Khánh Ngân, a model from Đồng Nai Province, was crowned Miss Tourism Việt Nam 2017 at the grand finale in HCM City on Friday night. — Photo courtesy of the organiser|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A model from Đồng Nai Province, Đỗ Trần Khánh Ngân, was crowned Miss Tourism Việt Nam 2017 at the grand finale in HCM City on Friday night.
The 23-year-old beauty defeated 16 other finalists from across the country to win the crown and cash prize worthing VNĐ1billion (US$43,860).
She will be Việt Nam’s representative at the Miss Tourism World 2017.
Ngân is a familiar face to television audiences.
She was one of four finalists of The Face Vietnam season 1, a popular modeling-themed reality television series last year and part of the international The Face franchise.
She also participated in the Miss Việt Nam 2014 and the Miss Universe Việt Nam 2015.
Nguyễn Thị Thành of Bắc Ninh Province was named the first runner-up and will represent Việt Nam at the Miss Eco International 2017.
Thành was also outstanding at the Miss Việt Nam 2016 and The Face Vietnam.
Nguyễn Thị Liên Phương of Long An Province, a completely new face, became the second runner-up.
Phương will compete at Miss Tourism Queen International 2017.
At the finale at the HCM City Television (HTV) Theatre in District 1, internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Shontelle performed her hit Impossible during the swimwear performance.
The competitors also modeled traditional costumes from different regions in Việt Nam, all made of recycle materials, and evening dress as well. — VNS