Graceful: Miss India performs a belly dance that combines Oriental and Middle Eastern styles. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Nhut
HA NOI — Nicole Faria, a 20-year-old woman from India, has been crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 after defeating 17 other candidates at the Miss Earth 2010 talent competition.
The competition took place in HCM City on Tuesday. Candidates from the following 18 countries and regions participated: Japan, Jamaica, Italy, Guatemala, Singapore, Brazil, England, Ireland, Guyana, India, Thailand, Botswana, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Guam, South Africa, Tonga, Crimea and the host, Viet Nam.
After a series of performances, Miss India, Crimea, Japan, Singapore and Viet Nam were chosen to be in the Top 5.
Miss India performed a graceful belly dance that combined Oriental and Middle Eastern styles.
Viet Nam's representative, Miss World Viet Nam Luu Thi Diem Huong, wowed the judges with her folk dances inspired by traditional dances in the northern, central and southern regions of the country. She also won the Miss Viet Nam Airlines title.
The event raised VND100 million (US$4,700) for the HCM City Red Cross to support flood victims in the central region.
The quest for Miss Earth 2010 will continue in the central city of Phan Thiet. The pageant winner will be revealed on the final night of the competition set to take place in the central coastal city of Nha Trang on December 4. — VNS