Dang Thu Thao was crowned Miss Viet Nam Ocean 2014 in the central city of Phan Thiet on Sunday.
Thao, 19, from Mekong Delta Province of Can Tho, received VND200 million, or roughly $10,000, in cash. She also bagged the title of The Best Skin.
The first and second runners-up were Le Thi Ha Thu from Thua Thien Hue and Le Thi Van Quynh from Ha Noi.
The contest, the first of its kind, will be held annually by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism with the goal of raising people’s awareness on environmental protection of the country’s seas, islands and to prevent tourism exploitation.