On Friday, 20 November, 19-year-old student Do Thi Ha was crowned as Miss Vietnam 2020 after beating 34 other finalists
According to Tuoi Tre News, Ha was born in Thanh Hoa Province and is currently studying at the prestigious National Economics University (NEU) in Hanoi.
The 175cm-tall beauty pageant winner comes from a family of farmers and day workers.
She brought home VND350 million (RM61,950) in prize money, while the first runner-up Pham Ngoc Phuong Anh and second runner-up Nguyen Le Ngoc Thao won VND250 million (RM44,250) and VND200 million (RM35,400) each respectively, reported Dantri International News.
It is said that Ha saved her own money to cover the costs to compete in the beauty contest
Other than winning the biggest title of the night, Ha also won a handful of other prizes, including the Media Beauty, Fashion Beauty, and Sea Beauty awards.
During the final, 35 contestants donned áo dài — a Vietnamese traditional costume — swimsuits, evening gowns, and underwent a question-and-answer round.
In one of the events, Ha can be seen wearing a red áo dài while sitting on a litter with golden dragon embellishments
Xinhuanet reported that Miss Vietnam is only held once every two years.
Organised by Vietnamese daily newspaper Tien Phong since 1988, the pageant aims to celebrate beauty, knowledge, and kindness.
After 32 years with 16 editions, Miss Vietnam is considered the nation's most prestigious national beauty contest.