|Miss Thailand Nuttanan Naree has won the Miss Friendship of ASEAN 2017 title. Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Miss Thailand Nuttanan Naree has won the Miss Friendship of ASEAN 2017 title, triumphing over 26 other contestants in the final.
Việt Nam’s Huỳnh Thị Yến Nhi from and Indonesia’s Benedicta Heda Mercy Charis were the first and second runners-up, respectively.
The winners were announced at the beauty contest’s gala night on Saturday, which saw 27 candidates representing eight ASEAN member states – Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and host Việt Nam.
The event, held in the south central province of Phú Yên between June 5 and July 1, aimed to find a face that would represent the spirit of solidarity and friendship among the bloc members, as well as promote the beauty of Việt Nam’s culture, people and landscapes in general, and of Phú Yên in particular.
The beauty contest was among the activities being held to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ASEAN (August 8, 1967). — VNS