IN PHOTOS: Phuong Khanh Nguyen's Miss Earth 2018 journey
MANILA, Philippines – On Saturday, November 3, Phuong Khanh Nguyen of Vietnam was crowned the new Miss Earth, succeeding the Philippines' Karen Ibasco. (READ:Who is Vietnam's Phuong Khanh Nguyen, Miss Earth 2018?)
Khanh's win in Miss Earth is the first for Vietnam, which has shown a great interest in beauty pageants in the past years.
In her Miss Earth biography, the 23-year-old marketing student said that she was 15 when she saw the pageant on television. Since then, she dreamed of competing in the contest.
Here's a look back at Khanh's Miss Earth journey in the pageant:
Khanh is set to reign for one year, serving as spokesperson for the Miss Earth organization's activities. – Rappler.com