Vietnamese wins Mrs Worldwide for first time

Vietnamese representative Duong Thuy Linh has been crowned Mrs Worldwide 2018 in Singapore after surpassing 24 other candidates from around the world.


Dương Thùy Linh (centre) has been crowned Mrs Worldwide 2018. — Photos vov.vn

Dương Thùy Linh (centre) has been crowned Mrs Worldwide 2018. — Photos vov.vn

This is the first time Viet Nam participated in such an international beauty pageant for ladies which took place on Sunday, and has surprisingly won the highest prize, local media reported.

Other winners were from South Africa, first runner-up and Russia, the second runner-up.

Linh, 35, also won two subordinate titles of People Choice and Special Queen Award at the contest, the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported.

The Vietnamese and 24 others candidates had attended common performances including those of traditional and evening costumes at the final round of the contest.

She chose a white áo dài designed by Kenny Thái for the traditional dress performance, the paper reported.

The costume’s idea was inspired by the image of a swan featuring the purity and luxurious beauty of a woman. The symbol of a white swan also included the metaphor of a faithful love.

Wearing a gown decorated with gems and feather, the Vietnamese looked like a queen on the stage and was selected as one of the top 10 candidates to progress into the last interview round, the paper said.

Linh also impressed with her English speaking skills when answering all the judges’ questions perfectly.

Before being crowned Mrs Worldwide 2018, Linh had won Miss Friendship at the Miss Universe 2008 contest and was a joint holder of the third prize at the Việt Nam Top Model 2004.

Linh also used to be the Vietnamese candidate at the Miss Tourism International 2004.

Currently working as an MC for four TV channels in the country, the new beauty queen is the mother of a seven year old child and the wife of a businessman. — VNS



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