Dang Thu Thao of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has been crowned the 2014 Miss Vietnam Ocean.
At the pageant in Phan Thiet on May 25, she won a crown worth VND1.6 billion (US$76,000), a cash prize of VND400 million, and other prizes.
The first and second runners-up were Le Thi Ha Thu and Le Thi Van Quynh.
There were also Miss Ao dai, Talent, Miss Bikini, Miss Photogenic, Miss Perfect Skin, Miss Beautiful Hair, and Miss Fashion awards.
The organizers raised VND400 million in donations for the Coast Guard and Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Force, with the Binh Thuan Tourism Association contributing VND100 million (US$4,700).
The pageant was the first of its kind in Vietnam and was organized as part of the Blue Ocean World Project launched in cooperation with the Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund.
It seeks to raise awareness of marine environmental issues.