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H'Hen Niê wins Timeless Beauty 2018
Tuesday,  1/29/2019, 12:57 

H'Hen Niê wins Timeless Beauty 2018

The Saigon Times Daily

H'Hen Niê - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC - Beauty pageant website Missosology on January 28 announced that Vietnamese beauty H’Hen Niê, who ranked among the top 5 of Miss Universe 2018, is Timeless Beauty 2018.

She excels four other candidates in the top five, Miss International Philippines Ma Ahtisa Manalo, Miss Earth Portugal Telma Madeira, Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green and Miss International Venezuela Mariem Velazco, to win the award with a final score of 4.576.

The score is the average of the scores of 4.318, 4.636 and 4.576 for her beauty and timeless appeal, overall performance and global impact, respectively.

She is the first Vietnamese beauty and the third Asian to win the accolade, since the award was formally organized by Missosology in 2010.

This year, a panel of judges came together to select the winner from 112 beauties of the five major beauty contests, Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss Supranational, in 2018.

According to Missosology, during the Miss Universe stage, Niê was remarkable. Her pixie cut hair was an embodiment of being “confidently beautiful.”

“She was a star,” the beauty website declared.

She might not have won the crown, but Niê won the hearts of the people with her inspiring story. She comes from an ethnic minority and, by custom, was supposed to get married at the age of 14. However, she moved to HCMC and worked as a domestic helper to put herself through college.

After finishing her degree in economics, she worked as a model before becoming Miss Universe Vietnam. Her selflessness is admirable; she has decided to use her prize money to build a library in the countryside.

“From nothing, here I am. I can do it; you can do it,” Missosology quoted Niê as saying.

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