VietNamNet Bridge – Dieu Han, 22, became the first Vietnamese girl to win the Miss ASEAN crown at the contest in Chiang Rai, Thailand last week.
|Dieu Han enjoys her big moment at Miss ASEAN 2012 in Thailand - Photo: Courtesy of VC Modeling|
The stunner from Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province bowled over the judges with her brains and beauty as her intelligent answers helped her net the crown ahead of 18 other contestants.
The final round night saw representatives from Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam fight it out for the title.
Han is a second-year student of HCMC-based Hoa Sen University and models for VC Modeling in town. Prior to the contest, she was a finalist at Miss Vietnam World 2010 contest in Nha Trang.
The contest aimed to highlight the beauty of national costumes of Asean countries. Han impressed the judging panel with her red lace ao dai (Vietnamese long dress) featuring the lotus flower by popular designer Vo Viet Chung. Han also pocketed the best skin title. First and second runners-up were Patrici Gunawan from Indonesia and Pannita Thongjamroon from Thailand.
Miss ASEAN 2012 was first held in 1991. Vietnam’s Nguyen Thao won the photogenic title at the contest in 2005.