HO CHI MINH CITY (Xinhua) – The Miss Vietnam 2014 finale was wrapped up on Saturday night on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam’s southern Kien Giang province, with the crown being awarded to 18-year-old Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen from northern Nam Dinh province.
Duyen, 1.73-metre tall and with sizes 86-63-93, won over other 37 contestants in the final round, shining in the crown together with a cash prize of 300 million VND (roughly 15,000 US dollars).
Meanwhile, the first runner-up Nguyen Tran Huyen My from capital Hanoi, and the second runner-up Nguyen Lam Diem Trang from southern Vinh Long province, were awarded cash prizes of 150 million VND (7,500 US dollars) and 100 million VND (5,000 US dollars), respectively.
Besides, the organizers awarded titles such as Miss Talent, Miss Beach, Miss Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dress), Miss Beautiful Face, Miss Perfect Skin, Miss Beautiful Hair, Miss Fashion and Most Voted Miss, each getting a cash prize worth 30 million VND (1,500 US dollars).
Miss Vietnam 2014, the 14th edition of the national-level beauty contest held so far in the country, was co-organized by local Tien Phong (Vanguard) Newspaper and Kien Giang Province People’s Committee.
According to organizers, the final night was convened on Phu Quoc Island aimed at putting the name of the island, dubbed Vietnam’s tourism haven, on the map of local and international pageants.