Miss Universe Vietnam 2018 H’Hen Nie has decided to donate her pageant earnings to community activities.
“Nie has received a total of one billion Vietnamese dong or around $43,000 from various sponsors as well as her managing company,” Miss Universe Vietnam’s official Instagram page wrote.
“She’s decided to donate 100% of her prize for social activities,” it added.
According to reports, the 26-year-old beauty queen also gave $10,000 cash prize to support scholarships.
“She wants to complete her promise with her village to provide scholarships for poor students and complete her social project Room to Read (build more libraries in rural areas, support schoolgirls around the world). Such an amazing act of her.”
Nie returned to Vietnam on Wednesday and was warmly welcomed by her fans.
“Thank you for welcoming me back home. I didn’t feel tired, I didn’t cry. But I did cry because of your warm welcoming when I was back to Vietnam, those were tears of happiness, ” she said in an Instagram post.
Nie finished in the Top 5 during the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
Her background story from being a household helper to Miss Universe candidate has received positive reactions among netizens.