Vietnamese beauty Nguyen Dieu Linh has won the Miss Global Tourism title after being named in the top 10 of the Miss Tourism Queen International 2018 held recently in Bangkok, Thailand.
Vietnamese beauty Nguyen Dieu Linh crowned as Miss Global Tourism 2018 - Photo: ngoisao.net
Before her name was announced in the top 10, 27-year-old Linh revealed she felt nervous as she was among the oldest contestants in the competition. But according to her, she gave her best.
Her dress for the National Costume round was inspired by the Mong ethnic costume and was designed by Ngo Manh Dong Dong. The costume was made from the wedding dress of women from the ethnic group in the northern province of Ha Giang. The fabric was hand-embroidered with decorative patterns and was paired with silver accessories. The costume weighed 30kg.
The girl from the northern city of Hai Phong stands 1.74m tall, measures 86cm-63cm-91cm and weighs 52kg. She was among the top 10 in the Super Model Vietnam contest in 2010. She has been a professional model ever since.
At the Miss Tourism Queen International 2014 in China, she was among the top 10 and had won Miss Southeast Asia and Best National Costume titles.
In 2016, Dang Pham Phuong Chi also made it to the top 10 at the contest.
Camila Reis (28), Miss TQI Brazil, was crowned Miss Tourism Queen International 2018. She will serve as the tourism ambassador to Thailand during her reign.
Victoria Nomarova from Tatarstan, Russia, finished second while Rachel Nimegeers from Belgium came third.
The fourth and fifth positions were won by Sinziana Sirghi from Romania and Chatrthira Michas from Thailand, respectively.
Miss Tourism Queen International was founded by Charlie See. Since 1949, more than 80 countries have been occasionally holding this competition for their Miss Tourism National Queen. Mongolian beauty Namshir Anu was crowned Miss Tourism Queen International last year.
The contest this year saw 55 beauties making it to the final round. The competition was held from May 7-16.