Vietnamese representative Tran Hoang Ai Nhi amazed both judges and audiences while wearing an outfit weighing 30kg during the national costume competition of the Miss Intercontinental 2021 pageant in Egypt.
The costume designed by Minh Chau draws inspiration from the image of a phoenix, aiming to honour the tenderness and femininity of Vietnamese women. It highlights the phoenix’s wings sophisticatedly printed in a 3D-style in front of the chest and the headdress.
The white outfit comes in the form of an Ao Dai, national long dress, that is used by Vietnamese women in special occasions to promote Vietnamese culture, including the traditional costume.
Ai Nhi, 23, is currently a model residing in Ho Chi Minh City. The Dak Lak-born girl stands at 1.71 metres tall and measures 86-60-90.
She has acquired some experience in beauty contests, securing a top 10 position in the Miss World Vietnam pageant in 2019, and finishing among the top 22 of Miss Vietnam 2020.
The Miss Intercontinental 2021 pageant’s grand final is scheduled to take place on October 29 in Egypt. This year’s competition has attracted the participation of 76 contestants from around the world.
The beauty contest represents one of the most prestigious pageants worldwide, alongside Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss International.