The first contestant from an ethnic minority in Vietnam to represent her country in the Miss Universe pageant, stunning people from the very start of the pageant, eventually reaching the top of the competition, H’Hen Niê made an even bigger splash for what she did after the pageant.
The 26 year old Vietnamese stunner who departed from the standard beauty of the Vietnamese people sporting her pixie haircut and beautiful golden skin as opposed to fair skin and long hair, just made the announcement that her entire Miss Universe 2018 earnings $43,000 or 1 billion Vietnamese Dong would all be going to charity and community activities.
Her management took to Instagram to make the said announcement, detailing that the money accumulated from what her managing company and several sponsors awarded to her would be going towards a good cause.
This statement was written on her official page “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,”
While she also wrote a statement on her personal Instagram account. “I highly appreciate the sponsors accompanying me in the community projects. Especially, when I came back from Miss Universe 2018, I could feel deeply your love.
“With the prize award valued at 1,000,000,000 VND from: Nam A Bank, VIFON, Unicorp, Doi Dep…. It is the highest amount of money I got so far. However, my mom said that in case I didn’t have to earn it hard, I should give this money to others,”
But this isn’t the first time that H’Hen did something like this earlier this year she funded the construction of a library in the countryside to help children learn how to read, using the money she won from winning Vietnam’s national pageant. She also serves as a global ambassador for Room to Read an organization which “seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.” A job well done, you are truly a good example Miss Vietnam you deserve the success you have achieved!