Tien Thuc Thuy Nguyen have been crowned Miss Grand International at the end of the pageant, held in Bangkok on December 4, 2021. She makes history o become the first woman from her country to win a grand Slam title. She succeeds Miss Grand International 2020 Abena Appiah from the United States and beaten 59 other beautiful girls to win this crown. Tien beat the Ecuador contestant in a Top 2 final-question round, where they were asked why they think should win the title. “I have to be honest that I didn’t think I would be standing here. I’m very nervous right now… I’m ready to work. I’m ready to be in Thailand for one year,” the Vietnamese contestant said.
“My ambition is to become a person with both freedom and power in my hands. I want to have the freedom to do what I love and to go where I want, and the power to help those in need without worrying about whether I’m rich enough or not”, she wrote in her bio. A standout in the competition from the very beginning, she wowed everyone during the National Costume Competition with her Blue Angel costume, a tribute to those in the front-line during the coronavirus pandemic in her country.
The 2021 Miss Grand International’s court includes Andrea Aguilera of Ecuador placed 2nd, followed by Lorena Rodrigues of Brazil in 3rd, Vivianie Diaz-Arroyo of Puerto Rico in 4th, and Jeanè Van Dam of South Africa in 5th place.
We had the pleasure of interviewing this young woman. Find this interview below.
She will crown her successor in Indonesia, the host country of the 10th edition of Miss Grand International. “The event will take place in two venues, Jakarta and Bali. Respecting the religion and traditions of Indonesia, in 2022 MGI will not have the swimsuit competition. Instead, there will be a sportswear parade”, explained fashion icon Ivan Gunawan, who´s proud to have opened the doors for Indonesia to host the event. The announcement was made by Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil and Mr. Gunawan, during the Miss Grand International finale. MGI 2022 will be crowned on October 25th.