Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Duyên was crowned Miss Global Beauty Queen 2016 on Monday in Seoul, Korea.
Duyên defeated more than 50 contestants from all over the world to win the crown.
“This is the most memorable moment in my life. I am so proud to be Vietnamese. I would like to send my sincere thanks to all,” Ngọc Duyên posted on Facebook after being crowned.
“Being crowned Miss Global Beauty Queen is a very important landmark in my career and life. It proves that all my efforts worked. This award is not only for me, but for Việt Nam and those who supported me along the way,” Duyên told Tuổii Trẻ (Youth) Newspaper.
Duyên said she would spend part of the award money for charity and invest the rest in a movie project that she had nurtured for a long time.
Until now, Ngọc Duyên is the only Vietnamese to achieve such a high honour at a world beauty contest. Twenty three-year-old Ngọc Duyên is 1m74 and was born in southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu. She studied at HCM City’s University of Theatre and Cinema.
Duyên also won Impression Award at Việt Nam’s Miss Teen 2012 and bronze medal at Việt Nam’s Supermodel 2015.
On the same day, Nguyễn Thị Lệ Nam Em was awarded gold medal in the Miss Photogenic category at Miss Earth 2016. Miss Myanmar and Miss Venezuela were awarded silver and bronze medals, respectively.
Nam Em, Miss Earth Việt Nam 2016, got 180,000 votes via the Miss Earth TV voting system, which accounts for 34 per cent of the total votes. Beside one gold medal for Miss Photogenic, Nam Em also won two silver medals for Miss Talent and Miss Evening Gown categories.
Miss Earth 2016 held at Manila, Philippines, attracted more than 90 contestants from all over the world. The grand finale will be held on October 29. – VNS