Le Au Ngan Anh, a 22-year-old beauty from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, is crowned Miss Ocean Vietnam 2017. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Le Au Ngan Anh, a 22-year-old beauty from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, was crowned Miss Ocean Vietnam 2017 in a finale at Hoa Binh Theatre, HCM City on October 28.

Anh beat out 29 contestants to win the beauty title and will represent Vietnam at the Miss Supranational 2018. The first and second runner-ups went to Nguyen Thi Dieu Thuy, 20, and Dang Thanh Ngan, 18, respectively.

The pageant also handed out extra titles such as Miss Ao Dai (Vietnam’s traditional gown), Miss Bikini, Miss Fashion, and Miss Photogenic.

During the 8-month competition, the contestants have participated in many social and charity activities to encourage marine environment protection.

Miss Ocean Vietnam was founded by the Vietnam Environment Protection Fund of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and Vo Viet Chung, a well-known Vietnamese designer in search for an ambassador for the “Blue Ocean World” project.

Dang Thu Thao from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho won the first Miss Ocean Vietnam in resort Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province in 2014.-VNA