Miss Universe Vietnam fuses Filipino terno with own national dress

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 04 2019 03:07 PM | Updated as of Feb 04 2019 08:45 PM

MANILA – Vietnamese beauty queen H’hen Nie wrapped up her short visit to the Philippines on a high note, showcasing the cultures of both Southeast Asian countries in one unique dress.

On Instagram, Nie shared a photo of her wearing a white dress, which is a mix of Vietnam’s and the Philippines’ traditional garments – the ao dai and the terno, respectively.

“This is a special dress for me, it’s mixed between the traditional costume of Vietnam ao dai and [the] Philippines’ terno designed by Aodai Kinzu (Song Toan). I love this,” she said.

“It’s time to say goodbye. Thank you so much, Philippines. I will never forget your love and warm welcome. I love all of you.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by H'Hen Niê (@hhennie.official) on

Nie arrived in Manila last Friday and was reunited with her Filipino pageant coach, Anjo Santos.

She was invited to a youth congress in Naga and also had the opportunity to meet the Philippines’ own Venus Raj, who finished fourth runner-up in Miss Universe 2010.

The two were photographed wearing the terno and baro’t saya, another traditional Filipino dress.

Nie finished in the Top 5 of Miss Universe 2018, which was won by the Philippines’ Catriona Gray.