Nguyễn Trần Khánh Vân Crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2020
Nguyễn Trần Khánh Vân was crowned as Miss Universe Vietnam 2020 in the grand finale of Miss Universe Vietnam pageant which was held in coastal central Khanh Hoa province’s Nha Trang city on December 8, 2019. She succeeds H’Hen Niê as Miss Vietnam and Hoàng Thùy as the new Miss Universe Vietnam. She will now represent Vietnam at Miss Universe 2020 pageant.
As Miss Universe Vietnam 2020, Nguyễn Trần Khánh Vân won a cash prize of 300 million Vietnamese dong (about 13,050 U.S. dollars) and a crown made of gold, some 80 pearls and over 2,000 gemstones. She bested 43 other candidates to win the title of Miss Universe Vietnam.
During the same pageant, Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen, a 24-year-old from Vietnam’s southern Can Tho city was titled as the first runner up and would be representing Vietnam in the 2021 edition of the Miss Universe pageant. Meanwhile, Pham Hong Thuy Van, a 26-year old from Ho Chi Minh City who was named the third runner-up of Miss International 2015, finished as the second runner up.
Vietnam has been placing at Miss Universe pageant since last two consecutive years. While H’Hen Niê finished as a Top 5 finalist at Miss Universe 2018, Hoàng Thùy emerged as Top 20 semi-finalist at the recently concluded Miss Universe pageant.