Nguyen Thu May, a 21-year-old Vietnamese-Czech student surpassed 17 other contestants to become 2010 Miss World Vietnam in Europe at the final competition night in London on June 27.

Nguyen Thi My Hanh, a 23-year-old student from London , secured the first runner-up and the second-runner up title went to 23-year-old Jenni Bui, who is studying for a marketing master degree in Sweden .

Thu May, born in the Czech Republic to a Vietnamese father and a Czech mother, is studying business management.

Meanwhile, the regional contest for overseas Vietnamese in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) or SNG, saw Phung Thi My from Russia crowned in Moscow on June 27.

Nguyen Thanh Huyen and Ly Karina, both from Russia , secured the first and second runner-up titles, respectively.

The top three winners of each contest will represent Europe and SNG to compete at the final round of the 2010 Miss World Vietnam pageant expected to be held in Nha Trang, the central province of Khanh Hoa , on August 21.

This is only the second time the pageant has been held. In 2007, Ngo Phuong Lan was crowned the first Miss World Vietnam at the final, also held in Nha Trang./.