LOCAL BEAUTY GETS GLOBAL WIN
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.