Trieu Thi Ha, 19, an ethnic Nung girl from the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang, has become Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2011.
Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2011 Trieu Thi Ha.
Ha, a student of the Economics and Business Administration University, was awarded a cash prize of VND100 million and gifts worth over VND200 million.
The first runner-up was Pham Thi Thanh Tuyen from ethnic Kinh group, while Son Thi Dura from ethnic Khmer group was the second runner-up.
The jury board also presented other awards: Miss Friendly to Thuy Dung from the ethnic Kinh group, Miss Fashion to Nhu Quynh from the Muong, Miss Body Beauty to H’Ang Nie from the E De, Miss Talent to Nguyen Pham Ly Sang from the Kinh, Miss Ao Dai (traditional long dress) to Minh Thuong from the Thai, and Miss Tourism to Ngoc Han from the Kinh group.
From the left: The second runner-up Son Thi Du Ra, Miss Ethnic Vietnam Trieu Thi Ha
and the first runner-up Pham Thi Thanh Tuyen.
The final round of the Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2011contest took place at Hoa Binh Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10. The beauty pageant, which was co-organized by the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and the Ciat Company, drew 61 contestants representing beautiful girls from 19 ethnic groups across the country.
Ho AnhTuan, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the event aims to honour the beauty of Vietnamese women and the cultural identity of ethnic groups, as well as strengthening solidarity among them.
Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2007 Nguyen Thi Hoang Nhung (left) congratulates the new beauty VOV/VNN/VNE
queen Trieu Thi Ha. The top six contestants. The top six contestants.
The top contestants in night gowns:
The best shape: H'Ang Nie, Ede ethnic.
Miss Friendly Dang Thi Thuy Dung.
The second runner-up Son Thi Du Ra.
The most charming face Nguyen Thi Thu Ha.
Miss Tourism Huynh Thi Ngoc Han.
The best singing voice Kra Jan Loen, Co Ho ethnic.
Miss HCM City Pham Thi Minh Nguyet.
Best in traditional costume Le Thi Nhu Quynh, Muong ethnic.
Talent Show winner Nguyen Pham Ly Sang, Kinh ethnic.
The top contestants in swimming suits: