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Meet The Filipino Team Behind Miss Universe 2018 Vietnam’s Bet H’Hen Nie

MISS UNIVERSE 2018 – Vietnam’s bet for Miss Universe 2018 H’Hen Nie was coached by Filipinos.

Following a previous article, the Vietnamese candidate Hen Nie previously worked in a coffee farm to support her family’s needs.

H’Hen’s family has a tradition to marry at a young age but she refused to follow the tradition. She finished her studies and was later hailed as Miss Vietnam.

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Photo Source: Manila Bulletin Entertainment

H’Hen Nie represented Vietnam for the Miss Universe 2018 beauty pageant and finishes at the top 5.

She is the first Vietnamese representative to ever place on the higher spot on the prestigious pageant.

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Photo Source: The Mercury News

Based on a report from PEP, H’hen Nie’s coach during the Miss Universe 2018 pageant were Filipinos.

Bicolano pageant coach Anjo Santos revealed that he groomed Vietnamese candidates since 2014.

“I was taken ’cause I trained Vietnamese beauties since 2014 po”

“Then through the national director of Miss Universe Vietnam, my friend, they hired me to train her,” said Santos.

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Photo Source: PEP

According to the report, Anjo Santos revealed that he trained H’hen Nie for a month before they went to Thailand. He was also the one who designed H’hen’s gown.

“I handled her for a month. I covered poise, stance, and catwalk, and make-up tutorial”

“Then I designed a pasarela fit for her and the gown she will wear,” he added.

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Photo Source: PEP

Based on the report, Anjo Santos expressed that he felt very proud for H’Hen Nie eventhough she only finishes at the top five. Santos also revealed that H’hen has a bit of Pinoy blood.

Anjo also disclosed that he asked for some help from other Pinoy who are working in Vietnam. He asked Gerard Ruivivar and Kim Rocaforto prepare H’hen Nie for Miss Universe 2018 question-and-answer segment.

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Photo Source: PEP

There are undeniably a lot of Filipinos around the world who are talented and never hesitate to help other people.

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