The Hanoitimes - H`Hen Niê has appeared as a confident, dynamic, sexy and graceful contestant throughout a series of activities during the three-week competition.
H'Hen Niê, a Vietnamese beauty from the Ede ethnic group, was qualified among the five finalists out of 93 competitors in the Miss Universe contest which ended on December 17 in Thailand. Other candidates sorted out to the final were those from the Philippines, Puerto Rice, South Africa, and Venezuela.
The selection makes H'Hen Niê the first Vietnamese beauty to reach such a ranking at the Miss Universe so far.
H'Hen Niê in top 5 at Miss Universe 2018. Photo: Internet
Joining the pageant on November 29, H'Hen Niê has appeared as a confident, dynamic, sexy and graceful contestant throughout a series of activities during the three-week competition.
On December 10, the Vietnamese beauty impressed audiences with a dress featuring Vietnamese popular food – banh mi (bread). Her gown was selected one of 10 best traditional costumes by Missosology, the leading beauty pageant website that covers and analyzes the Big5: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss Supranational as well as other relevant male and female pageants around the world.
On December 13, H'Hen Niê shone with her own light when presented a prom dress. Her catwalk, which was similar to the presentation of Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, was chosen the best performance with compliments from Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2015 Raquel Pélissier, and Miss Universe 2003 Miyako Miyazaki.
In the same evening, she got high remarks from both the jury and audiences for bikini performance thanks to her firm body, brown skin, and professional catwalk style. The highest remarks were given to the Vietnamese beauty and representatives from Venezuela, the Philippines, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico by pageant contest website Pageantology.
After H'Hen Niê’s achievements, some local experts said that Vietnam should change standards which focus on real beauty and confidence when choosing candidates for the world’s beauty contests.
H'Hen Niê shining at the pageant. Photo: Internet
Recently, some Vietnamese beauties have won various titles in different international beauty pageants.
The latest prize – Miss Earth 2018 was given in November 2018 to Nguyen Phuong Khanh, whose strengths are confidence, grace, and fluent English.
Earlier this year, Huong Giang crowned Miss International Queen, the world’s largest beauty pageant for transgender women from different parts of the world, the pageant was also named the most prestigious beauty pageant for transgender women by CNN.
Some others entered top three, top five, and top ten of the big global beauty contests namely Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss Global, and Miss Supranational.