Though she’s one of Catriona Gray’s main rivals in Miss Universe 2018 and she doesn’t even have Filipino blood, Miss Universe Vietnam 2018 H’Hen Nie is a crowd favorite in the Philippines!
Many admired her life story, especially after learning that she sent herself to school by becoming a nanny before she became a model and, later, a beauty queen. A lot of fans also loved her down-to-Earth nature and how she went back to her hometown after winning the Miss Universe Vietnam 2018 crown to share her blessings to the poor folks in her neighborhood.
She also donated her entire winnings from being a runner up in Miss Universe 2018.
As H’Hen arrives in the Philippines for a still undisclosed reason, she was met at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) by her Filipino coach Anjo Santos. At the airport, many fans also greeted the beauty queen – and she felt so happy about the warm welcome she received in the country.
“Mabuhay Philippines ! Here we come ❤️ I’m so happy to see my coach again, Anjo Santos 💕 Thank you so much for your warm welcome, Philippines ❤️ 📸 @tuankhoi02 #MyJourney #Philippines,” H’Hen wrote in an Instagram post, sharing a video and some photos of her arrival at the airport.
But netizens were truly happy with her next post as she shared pictures of her eating a piece of ‘tuyo’ (dried fish) with her chicken meal.
The beauty queen happily posed with the dried fish, sharing that this is actually one of her favorite food items – and that she could eat a whole bowl of rice with just one piece of tuyo! Ahhhh. This is so true! Don’t we all love to eat tuyo with a whole plate of unli-rice? LOL
“This is ‘Cá Khô’, my hometown food and also ‘Tuyo’ in the Philippines. My favorite!! I can consume a whole bowl of rice with one of this fish 😍😋😋,” H’Hen shared.
We really love this girl! She truly remains a simple young woman despite her status as an international beauty queen. What an inspiration!
Source: @hhennie.official / Instagram