Dong Nai’s model crowned Miss Tourism Vietnam 2017 hinh anh 1Do Tran Khanh Ngan was crowned Miss Tourism Vietnam 2017 at the grand finale in HCM City on March10 (Photo courtesy of the organiser)

HCM City (VNA) - A model from Dong Nai province, Do Tran Khanh Ngan, was crowned Miss Tourism Vietnam 2017 at the grand finale in HCM City on March 10 night.

The 23-year-old beauty defeated 16 other finalists from across the country to win the crown and cash prize worth1billion VND (43,860 USD).

She will be Vietnam’s representative at the Miss Tourism World 2017.

Ngan is a familiar face to television audiences. She was one of four finalists of The Face Vietnam season 1, a popular modeling-themed reality television series last year and part of the international The Face franchise.

She also participated in the Miss Vietnam 2014 and the Miss Universe Vietnam 2015.

Nguyen Thi Thanh of Bac Ninh province was named the first runner-up and will represent Vietnam at the Miss Eco International 2017.

Thanh was also outstanding at the Miss Vietnam 2016 and The Face Vietnam.

Nguyen Thi Lien Phuong of Long An province, a completely new face, became the second runner-up.

Phuong will compete at Miss Tourism Queen International 2017.

At the finale at the HCM City Television (HTV) Theatre in District 1, internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Shontelle performed her hit Impossible during the swimwear performance.

The competitors also modeled traditional costumes from different regions in Vietnam, all made of recycle materials, and evening dress as well.-VNA