Eighteen year-old Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen from northern Nam Dinh province was crowned Miss Vietnam 2014.

Duyen, a freshman from Hanoi Foreign Trade University, won over other 37 contestants across the nation during a finale held in Vinpearl Land, Phu Quoc Island, southern Kien Giang province on December 6.

The 1.73m tall beauty was also awarded with the title of Miss Beach.

Duyen pledged to actively take part in voluntary and charitable activities so as to deserve the title.

The first runner-up title went to Nguyen Tran Huyen My from capital Hanoi while the second runner-up is Nguyen Lam Diem Trang from southern Vinh Long province.

Besides, the organisers also announced La Thi Kieu Oanh as Miss Talent, Nguyen Thanh Tu as Miss Perfect Skin, Nguyen Huynh Truc Mai as Miss Ao Dai (Vietnam traditional dress), Nguyen Tran Huyen My as Miss Fashion, Nguyen Thi Ha as Miss Beautiful Hair, Nguyen Lam Diem Trang as Miss Beautiful Face and Do Thi Hue as Most Voted Miss.

Miss Vietnam, which was first held in 1988, is held every two years by Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper.

Miss Vietnam 2012 was Dang Thu Thao from the Mekong delta province of Bac Lieu.-VNA