Pham Thi Huong from the nothern city of Hai Phong was crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2015 beauty pageant the contest’s climax night which ended at Diamond Bay resort in the coastal city of Nha Trang on October 3.
Huong (Photo) also won the minor title “Miss Sea” and received a cash prize of VND10 billion and a crown inlaid with gemstones worth VND2.2 billion (nearly US$100,000). Huong will be representative of Vietnam to take part in Miss Universe 2015.
She ever won the second-place prize at the Miss World Sport 2014.
Huong graduated from the University of Commerce with a marketing and sales degree. She is now a teacher at the Chi Minh city College of Cultural and Art.
The first and second runners-up went to Ngo Tra My and Dang Thi Le Hang.
Nguyen Tran Khanh Van received the “Miss Ao dai” title. Do Tran Khanh Ngan got the Miss Photogenic prize. Tran Hang Nga and Le Thi Sang respectively won the titles of “Friendly beauty” and “Most favorite beauty”.
Miss Universe Vietnam 2015 was organized after a seven-year halt. Singer Thuy Lam won the first Miss Universe Vietnam held in 2008.
This year’s pageant attracted 70 contestants to participate in the final round. Candidates competed in categories including traditional Vietnamese dress (Ao Dai), swimwear, evening dress and interview.