Dang Thu Thao crowned Miss Vietnam Ocean 2014

(VOV) - Dang Thu Thao, born in 1997 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, was sashed winner of the 2014 Miss Vietnam Ocean beauty pageant which wrapped up in Phan Thiet City in Binh Thuan on May 25.

Thao was awarded with VND200 million in cash, a crown and many other valuable items.

Thao will now become a goodwill ambassador for Blue Ocean World Fund with the aim of promoting environment and sea resources protection.

The two runner-ups awards went to Le Thi Ha Thu from Thua Thien-Hue province and Le Thi Van Quynh from Hanoi.

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In addition, the organising board presented sub-awards to other beauties, including a beauty with fair complexion for Dang Thu Thao, a beauty with shiny hair for Bui Thi Thao Huyen, Miss Photo for Le Thi Van Quynh, Miss Bikini for Tran Thi Kim Yen, Miss Talent for Bui Thi Huyen Trang, Miss Ao Dai for Nguyen Thi Diem My, Miss Sea for Pham Thi Thu Thuy and Miss Fashion for Phan Thi Thu Huong.

During the final round, contestants had joined outdoor activities, such as collecting garbage along beach, planting green trees, cycling for environment, and presenting gifts at fishing villages and primary schools.

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At the final night, the organising board donated VND400 million to the fund “Join hands to protect Vietnam’s sovereignty in the East Sea” launched by Tuoi Tre (Young Age) newspaper.

This is the first time Binh Thuan has hosted the beauty contest under which the province sent a message on sea and island sovereignty marine environment protection and tourism promotion.