07/11/2017 | 14:07:19

Vietnam wins Miss Globe for first time

Do Tran Khanh Ngan has been crowned Miss Globe 2017 in Tirana, the capital of Albania, becoming the first-ever Vietnamese to win an international beauty pageant (Photo: kenh14.vn)

Do Tran Khanh Ngan has been crowned Miss Globe 2017 in Tirana, the capital of Albania, becoming the first-ever Vietnamese to win an international beauty pageant.

“I burst into happiness when the host declared that the crown went to Miss Vietnam. I would like to send my thanks to the local media and audience, who have followed my journey and supported me,” said Ngan on November 4.

Other winners were Miss Philippines, Nelda Ibe, 1st runner-up; Miss Serbia, Elena Latypova, 2nd runner-up; Miss Albania, Alessia Coku, 3rd runner-up; and Miss Cape Verde, Simone Heijligers, the 4th runner-up.

Ngan will have the opportunity to visit famous destinations in Albania and appear on Albania’s national television programmes with the four runners up.

After being crowned Miss Tourism Vietnam 2017 in March, 23-year-old Ngan spent seven months practising her catwalk, make up, English and performance skills with international and local experts, to prepare for the beauty pageant in Albania.

Although this was the first time Ngan attended an international beauty pageant, she impressed the judges with her catwalk and communication skills. During the competition, she was among the top 3 most voted participants.

After the Miss Globe 2017 pageant, Ngan will compete in the Miss Tourism World 2018.

Born in 1994 in the southern province of Dong Nai, Ngan was named among the top 20 in the Miss Vietnam 2014, and entered the final round of the Miss Universe Vietnam 2015 pageant. She was also one of four finalists in last year’s The Face Vietnam season 1, a popular modeling-themed reality television series and part of the international The Face franchise.

Miss Globe 2017 attracted 53 contestants from throughout the world. The pageant was first held in 1974, and regarded as one of the eight largest beauty pageants in the world. -VNA

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