MANILA – Here’s another reason to love Miss Universe Vietnam 2018 H’Hen Nie.
The popular beauty queen has given her entire cash prize to community activities, as announced through the official Instagram page of Miss Universe Vietnam on Wednesday.
She received a total of one billion Vietnamese dong – or around $43,000 – from her managing company and various sponsors.
“She’s decided to donate 100% of her prize for social activities. 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,” read the post on the Miss Universe Vietnam Instagram page.
Nie finished in the Top 5 of Miss Universe 2018, which was won by Catriona Gray of the Philippines.
In her introduction video for Miss Universe, Nie said she gave away all of her prize money after winning Vietnam’s national pageant and opened a library in the countryside to help children learn how to read.
She also revealed that her parents wanted her to get married at the age of 14, but she chose to study and fulfill her own dreams.