|Huỳnh Nguyễn Mai Phương from Đồng Nai Province was crowned Miss World Việt Nam 2022. VNA/VNS Photo|
BÌNH ĐỊNH — Huỳnh Nguyễn Mai Phương, a student from Đồng Nai Province, was crowned Miss World Việt Nam 2022 after beating 36 contestants in the pageant finale on Friday night.
The stunning 23-year-old has an undergraduate degree in Business English from Đồng Nai University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in English from HCM City's University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Lê Nguyễn Bảo Ngọc, 21, from Cần Thơ, is this year's first runner-up. She stands 1.85m tall and is a student at the International Faculty of Việt Nam National University in HCM City.
The second runner-up is Thanh Hóa native Nguyễn Phương Nhi, aged 20. Nhi is 1.7m tall and a law student.
Phương was asked during the question-and-answer session, "If you had to pick between giving 1,000 meals each day and creating 1,000 jobs, which would you choose?"
She responded: "During the pandemic, I used to help prepare 3,000 to 5,000 meals per day as a volunteer in a charity kitchen. These two matters are really urgent. Why should we choose one when we can accomplish both? We can generate 1,000 jobs, which will provide millions of meals for the children of the world. And no one will be abandoned."
Phương's linguistic skills and charming personality won her many fans at the competition. At the grand finale, she also took home the "Talent" awrd.
Miss World Việt Nam 2022 launched at the start of this year attracts thousands of contestants from across the country.
The final night was held at Quy Nhơn, Bình Định Province, and 37 exceptional contestants were present.
The jury includes poet Hữu Việt, Miss Việt Nam Hà Kiều Anh, Miss Việt Nam Trần Tiểu Vy, Miss World Việt Nam Lương Thùy Linh, singer Lệ Quyên, and actor Minh Hằng.
This year's Miss World Việt Nam will represent the country at the next Miss World pageant. VNS