Get to Know Thuy Tien: 23-year-old Girl Crowned Vietnam's First Miss Grand International
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Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien, a Vietnamese model, outclassed nearly 60 other contestants from around the globe and took home the title of Miss Grand International 2021 at the grand finale held in Thailand on December 4 evening.
After the evening gown segment, Tien, 23, with measurements of 83-62-92 qualified for the top 5 together with beauties from Puerto Rico, Brazil, Ecuador, and South Africa.
In the question and answer round, she was given a question: “With the current world situation there are many problems such as those related to human rights and economy, if you choose one person to discuss the problem in order to make the change, who will you choose and why?”
In her answer, Tien said she would talk to the woman who invented the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. “That woman doesn't need money from her invention and I'm grateful for that. Sometimes you just need to work and don't care what you get.” Her answer received a big applause from judges and audiences in the question and answer round which is decisive in crowning a winner in a beauty pageant, according to VOV.
|Thuy Tien in her new crown. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
Get to know Miss Thuy Tien
According to the website Miss Grand International, the 23-year-old pageant winner is Final year/Hospitality Management/ Vatel Vietnam Investor and Co-founder of Adopt’ Vietnam. She grew up without her parents who divorced when she was only four years old. She grew up with her aunt and has a special interest in music and dancing.
At the press conference announcing Thuy Tien as the representative of Vietnam at the Miss Peace International 2021 contest in August, Thuy Tien shed tears when mentioning her family situation. Despite the lack of parental love, Thuy Tien is very energetic and determined to pursue high education.
Her introduction on the site says that her favorite quote has always been "Never regret. Keep moving forward." The winner of has also Miss Grand International 2021 has also revealed that she faced neglect in her life, but it taught her always how to find and see the silver lining in every situation.
Before winning the first position in Miss Grand International 2021, Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien won the title of 1st runner-up Miss Southern Vietnam 2017 and entered the Top 5 Miss Vietnam 2018 with the Beauty of Mercy award. Besides, she was the Vietnamese candidate in the Miss International 2018 contest, which was held in Japan. Thuy Tien is fluent in English and French and has hosted big events such as the red carpet at the semi-finals and final of Miss Vietnam 2020. Thuy Tien said she had studied Thai for a month before leaving for the contest as she planned to stay in Thailand for a year. She even won the jury’s heart by speaking a little Thai in a closed interview.
Thuy Tien's journey to the crown
|Several days before the contest officially began, Thuy Tien made the top three in the fan poll, climbing from fourth place to second with more than 166,000 likes and 1.5 million shares. (Photo: VOV)|
|Following her performance at a port, the 23-year-old girl with measurements of 82-61-91 received the most votes for “Best in Swimsuit.” (Photo: VOV)|
|In the national costume segment, Thuy Tien wowed both the jury and spectators by wearing an outfit themed “Blue Angel” in respect of frontline workers in the Covid-19 fight. (Photo: Lao Dong)|
|Thuy Tien impressed audiences during the swimsuit and evening gown segments taking place as part of the pageant’s semi-final night on December 2. (Photo: VOV)|
|Thuy Tien looks confident on the stage in the grand finale. (Photo: Miss Grand International 2021)|
Thuy Tien's prize as Miss Grand International
After winning the crown of Miss Grand International 2021, Thuy Tien will have a year in Thailand to perform her tasks and responsibilities. Thuy Tien received a prize of US$40,000. She will be the ambassador of a series of famous brands in Thailand. She will also be in Indonesia next year to work for brands before handing the crown to the next year Miss Grand International.
Miss Grand International was founded in 2013 by media personality Nawat Itsaragrisil. It’s one of the six major global beauty contests held annually, the others being: Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Earth, and Miss Supranational.
Miss Grand is a beauty pageant franchise based in Thailand. It consists of the annual national pageant Miss Grand Thailand, as well as the international competition Miss Grand International, to which participating rights are licensed to organizers in other countries.
Last year's Miss Grand International titleholder is Abena Appiah of the United States, who was crowned on 27 March 2021 at Show DC Hall in Bangkok.
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