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​Top model wins Miss Universe Vietnam’s photo contest

Monday, September 18, 2017, 17:01 GMT+7

A top Vietnamese model has been crowned the winner of the ‘Futurista – Universe Online’ photo contest held to promote the upcoming 2017 Miss Universe Vietnam beauty pageant.

Launched in April, the contest called for fans to vote for their favorite photos of Miss Universe Vietnam contestants uploaded on the competition’s official Facebook page.

Scores were calculated based on the number of ‘likes,’ ‘comments’ and ‘shares’ that the photos received, results of which were independent from the main event.

Mau Thi Thanh Thuy, runner-up of the ‘Futurista – Universe Online’ photo contest. Photo: Miss Universe Vietnam
Mau Thi Thanh Thuy, runner-up of the ‘Futurista – Universe Online’ photo contest. Photo: Miss Universe Vietnam

Hoang Thuy was announced the winner on Friday with nearly 135,000 likes, 112,000 comments and 24,700 shares on her photo, and received a cash prize of VND10 million (US$440).

Huynh Thi Cam Tien and Mau Thi Thanh Thuy shared the second place, each earning VND5 million ($220) in cash and a voucher to travel to the Central Highlands city of Da Lat.

Huynh Thi Cam Tien, runner-up of the ‘Futurista – Universe Online’ photo contest. Photo: Miss Universe Vietnam
Huynh Thi Cam Tien, runner-up of the ‘Futurista – Universe Online’ photo contest. Photo: Miss Universe Vietnam

Thuy, 25, was the winner of cycle 2 of Vietnam’s Next Top Model reality television show, competed by aspiring models seeking to launch their career in the modeling industry.

According to the organizers of Miss Universe Vietnam, the final round of this year’s competition will run from November 5 to December 2 in south-central Khanh Hoa Province.

The finale night will be organized at the Universe Crown Convention Center at the Diamond Bay Resort in Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang City, and broadcast live on national television.

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