|Huỳnh Thị Thanh Thuỷ was crowned Miss Việt Nam 2022 in the grand finale in HCM City on Friday night. Photo vtv.vn|
HCM CITY – Huỳnh Thị Thanh Thuỷ, a English language student at Đà Nẵng University, was crowned Miss Việt Nam 2022 in the grand finale in HCM City on Friday night.
Thuỷ, 19, who was born in the central city of Đà Nẵng, is 1.75 metres tall and has body measurements of 80-63-94 centimetres.
She defeated 35 other finalists from across the country to win the golden crown, studded with 54 white pearls and thousand of golden and white gems, plus VNĐ300 million (US$12,700) in cash.
Trịnh Thùy Linh of Thanh Hoá Province, 21, was named the first runner-up. She is said to have a beautiful body with a height of 1.72m and measurements of 87-58-95.
Lê Nguyễn Ngọc Hằng of HCM City, 19, was the second runner-up. She is a student at Western Sydney University in Việt Nam. She was in the top 10 of Miss World Vietnam 2022 in August.
In the grand finale, the finalists competed in categories of áo dài (Vietnamese traditional dress), swimsuits and evening gown.
This year saw thousands of young women aged 18 to 26 who are at least 1.65m tall competing in the preliminary rounds in Hà Nội and HCM City.
The jury selected 56 candidates, who have had no cosmetic surgery, for the semifinal rounds in Hà Nội in October.
The contestants competed in the categories of traditional costume, swimsuit, evening wear, and two additional parts highlighting their talent and charity work.
Miss Việt Nam began in 1988 and is organised every two years. The contest encourages young women to demonstrate their talents in their careers as well as charity and social activities. – VNS