Update: 10:57 | 16/05/2018
Phi Thi Thuy Linh was crowned Mrs. Ao Dai Vietnam, a contest to honor the beauty of the traditional costume.
Phi Thi Thuy Linh (right) tries on ao dai designed by Ngoc Han (left). (Source: VNA).
The pageant was held in Paris on May 12, drawing Vietnamese contestants aged 35 and above living in Paris as well as across the globe.
Linh showcased many long dresses designed by Ngoc Han. The designs were inspired by lotus, pottery
The contestants were tested in an interview, ramp walk in ao dai (traditional long dress) and evening gowns, photo shoot and a Q&A session for finalists.
Phi Thi Thuy Linh was crowned Mrs. Ao Dai Vietnam.
The contest serves as a platform to promote the splendor of the Vietnamese ao dai among the international community while encouraging younger generations of Vietnamese living abroad to take interest in the history and values of the costume.
The jury included actor Hoang Dung, actress Chieu Xuan, Dinh Hien Anh (Mrs. Vietnam World 2017 and Miss Diamond Empire 2017) and French celebrities.
Prior to this, Linh made it to the top 10 in Miss Vietnam 2010. She works as a businesswoman.