Nguyen Tran Khanh Van, a 24-year-old contestant from Ho Chi Minh City, has been crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2019.
The final night of the beauty pageant was organized in Nha Trang, a popular resort city in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, on Saturday evening.
Following a performance joined by 45 semifinalists, the judges selected the top 15, who then competed in their swimsuits and were asked to make a 15-second statement about themselves.
|Nguyen Tran Khanh Van is crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 in Nha Trang City, December 7, 2019. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
The top 10 beauties were then selected and participated in the evening gown competition.
The judges next picked the top five, which included representatives from Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, and the north-central province of Nghe An.
|H’Hen Nie gives the tiara to Nguyen Tran Khanh Van. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
The five beauties competed in the question and answer round, followed by the announcement of the top three, who then gave their final word on the same question.
At the end of the final night, Nguyen Tran Khanh Van, a contestant from Ho Chi Minh City, was crowned the winner of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019.
Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen from Can Tho City was the first runner-up, and Pham Hong Thuy Van, another beauty from Ho Chi Minh City, was the second runner-up.
|Nguyen Tran Khanh Van takes her first stroll as Miss Universe Vietnam 2019. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
Born in 1995, Nguyen Tran Khanh Van is a 1.75-meter-tall beauty with stunning body measurements of 83, 60, and 90 centimeters.
Van is quite an experienced contestant as she has participated in several beauty pageants in the country over the past years.
She previously participated in the Miss Universe Vietnam 2015 but was only able to make it to the top 10.
|Contestants congratulate the newly-crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2019. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
Aside from the ultimate title of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, Van also won the title for beauty with the best ‘ao dai.’
Van will represent Vietnam to compete in the Miss Universe 2020 scheduled to take place in the United Kingdom next July.
|Nguyen Tran Khanh Van during the swimsuit competition. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
The Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 is the fourth edition of the biennial national beauty pageant in Vietnam to select the country’s representative for Miss Universe, one of the ‘Big Four’ major international beauty pageants.
During the Miss Universe 2018 in Thailand, Vietnam for the first time made it to the top five thanks to the excellent performance of H’Hen Nie, a Central Highlands beauty who was crowned Miss Universe Vietnam in 2017.
|Nguyen Tran Khanh Van in her evening gown. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
|Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen, first runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
|Pham Hong Thuy Van, second runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
|Nguyen Tran Khanh Van and Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen hold hands as they wait for the final result. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
|The top three of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019. Photo: Gia Tien / Tuoi Tre|
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