H’Hen Nie Wins Miss Universe Vietnam 2018
H’Hen Nie from Đắk Lắk was crowned as Miss Universe Vietnam 2018 on January 6, 2018 at Crown Centre, Diamond Bay in Nha Trang, Vietnam. She succeeds Nguyen Thi Loan as the new Miss Universe Vietnam and will now represent Vietnam at Miss Universe 2018 wherein Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor as next Miss Universe.
The newly crowned beauty queen, who is 25 years old, belongs to the ethnic minority of Ede in Vietnam’s central Dak Lak province. She defeated 41 other contestants for the title of Miss Universe Vietnam 2018. As the prize money, she was rewarded with a cash prize of 200 million Vietnamese dong (8,800 U.S. dollars) and a crown worth 2.7 billion Vietnamese dong (119,000 U.S. dollars). H’Hen Nie who stands 1.72 m tall, works as a model in Ho Chi Minh City.
The President of the Miss Universe Organization, Paula Shugart and Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza, who was crowned in Nha Trang, Vietnam ten years ago during the 57th edition of Miss Universe graced the event as special guests and jury members.
During the same event, Hoang Thuy from central Thanh Hoa province was titled as the first runner up and Mau Thi Thanh Thuy from Ho Chi Minh City was adjudged as the second runner up.
During the final question and answer round, H’Hen picked a question from Mai Phuong Thuy, whereby she was asked what she could do, as Miss Universe Vietnam, to encourage people to use social media in a more positive way. In reply to the question, she answered, “Social media is a two-edged knife with both positive and negative impacts. I would like to stress that there are many more beautiful things in life for us to treasure, so let’s cut down on our use of social media so we can be closer to one another.”
Vietnam last placed at the Miss Universe pageant in 2008 under the representation of Nguyễn Thùy Lâm, who was adjudged as a Top 15 semi-finalist. Vietnam started participating at Miss Universe pageant in 2004 and is yet to win its first ever Miss Universe crown.
- Talented Beauty: Hoang Hai Thu
- Photogenic Face: Nguyen Thi Ngoc Nu
- Sea Beauty: H’Hen Nie
- Friendly Beauty: Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh
- Beautiful Sports Beauty: Huynh Thi Cam Tien
- The Most Favourite Candidate: Hoang Thi Thuy