Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - THEATRE -

BEAUTY CON­TEST SHE al­ready took out the na­tional ti­tle of Ms Global United Aus­tralia ear­lier this year, but now Man­ning beauty Stephanie Henny Trinh has added an in­ter­na­tional sash to her col­lec­tion.

Pageant win­ners from all over the world united in Min­nesota, USA for the Global United Pageant In­ter­na­tional Fi­nals for a week in late July.

While Ms Trinh has won pageant ti­tles in the past, she said win­ning the ti­tle of Ms Global United was un­be­liev­able.

“I was in shock when I won and I re­mem­ber say­ing in my head, ‘This is a world ti­tle, you’ve won the world ti­tle’, ” Ms Trinh said.

“The whole ex­pe­ri­ence was in­cred­i­ble and so worth it.”

While con­tes­tants ex­pe­ri­enced the royal treat­ment with meals, gifts, tours and events, the pageant also prided it­self on us­ing con­tes­tants’ time and ef­forts in fundrais­ing to sup­port can­cer.

As a com­mu­nity-based pro­gram, the pageant worked to raise funds and aware­ness for child­hood can­cer.

Ms Trinh said the in­volve­ment in the char­ity work sparked a new pas­sion for her to get in­volved her lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“Af­ter get­ting to know ev­ery­one in the pageant I saw they’re all truly beau­ti­ful souls sup­port­ing child­hood can­cer and show­ing the com­mu­nity spirit,” she said.

“I grew a lot dur­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence, and am now be­com­ing more in­volved in my lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

Ms Trinh will con­tinue to study now that she is home.

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