Stunning Beauty Queens

Stunning Beauty Queens

Vietnamese beauty queen Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien stunningly won the 2021 Miss Grand International pageant to the thunderous applause of those in attendance. The 23-year-old Ms. Nguyen was duly crowned, receiving the coveted title on December 5th, 2021, in Bangkok, Thailand. The 23-year-old beauty clearly stood out, shining above 60 other title candidates who participated in the Miss Grand International pageant. The earstwhile reigning beauty queen, Abena Akuaba Appiah from the US, happily crowned her successor with the glittering golden crown.

Another beauty girl, Andrea Aguilera, received the first runner-up accolades, while Lorena Rodrigues from Brazil received the second-runner-up recognition. The third runner-up position was taken by Vivianne Diaz-Arroyo from Puerto Rico, with Jeanne Van Dam from South Africa completing the beauty honours list. Interestingly, Ms. Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien and Aguillera were required to answer a single tie-breaker question on just why any of them should be crowned the Miss Grand International; the question was posed to them before the coronation event. In a determined fighting spirit, the Vietnamese beauty queen spoke in fluent Thai, adding in English: "I'm ready to be in Thailand for a year; I'm ready to win." Many agreed that Ms. Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien truly had the makings expected of a modern beauty queen.

Further, Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien is actually no visitor in the International pageant world; no wonder, with her inquisitive eyes and generally impressive mien, Ms. Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien's proven experience finally paid off- she received the crown. What other points made the Vietnamese stand out? In the initial question and answer session, Ms. Nguyen caught the judges' attention after she intimated that she wanted to speak to the AstraZeneca Covid-19's creator, Prof. Sarah Gilbert. Ms. Nguyen said this: " If I'm given a chance to choose which person I really want to speak to, I'd- without hesitation- like to say a big thank you to the eminent lady who invented the AstraZeneca vaccine, Sarah Gilbert. I know she doesn't-at all- need the money that would pour in from the invention licence. I want to thank her and everyone I know and tell her that we all feel grateful; yes, in this world, you sometimes do some really good things, but no one gives you credit for it." Ms. Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien was assigned to the top five position during the 2018 Miss Vietnam pageant. She later proceeded to represent Vietnam at the Miss International 2018 event. She also participated in the 2017 Miss Southern Vietnam pageant, becoming the first runner-up. Eventually, Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien finally attained her dreams when she was named the Miss Grand Vietnam in 2021.

Interestingly, Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien had to endure a difficult childhood with many challenges. Her parents were- sadly- divorced when she was only four. Even at that early age, Ms. Nguyen demonstrated a determination to move forward and overcome her problems. She moved over to live with her biological aunt, and the arrangement continued until she attained 18 years of age. Nguyen eventually moved out of her aunt's wings and decided to live independently thereafter. She took up different jobs that enabled her to receive enough money to pay her tuition fees; she worked as a hotel receptionist, an English teaching assistant, and a model, among others. Whenever she could, Ms. Nguyen used every platform to try and make a difference in others' lives. For example, during the recent pandemic, Ms. Nguyen used several opportunities to try and empower her fellow Vietnamese people to overcome the challenges they faced. In August 2020, Ms. Nguyen gracefully donated a ventilator to the Binh Thanh Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thus says the Vietnamese beauty who loves Thailand passionately: "The most beautiful side of me, I guess, isn't really when I wear a fanciful dress; it isn't when I have those glowing makeup on. Instead, it's actually when I wear my protective clothing, feeling the heat of it all; that's when I really understand the challenges endured by the heroes out there- those who fought against Covid-19 daily; on our behalf."

Ms. Nguyen strikingly revealed she received the accolades and the donations in order to fulfill her birthday wish. "I really hope it'll save many patients out there suffering from the effects of the pandemic. With this, half of my birthday wish is over; in the following week, I'll work to ensure five tons of rice is delivered to people who need it; yes, let's all keep up the fight."