Practically 5 years after being topped Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 and coming into Prime 5 Miss Universe 2018, H’Hen Niê continues to be within the public eye. Folks know the Ede magnificence not just for her fashionable brief hair and wholesome tan but in addition for her compassionate coronary heart and honest character.
Born in 1992 to a humble household, Niê is the third youngster and has six siblings. Like many different kids within the villages of the Central Highlands, she began engaged on the farm to help her household as a toddler. Based on native customized, ladies get married younger. Nevertheless, at 14 Niê wished to maneuver ahead and assert herself. She pursued her research from Nha Trang to Saigon the place she began her profession as a photograph mannequin, working in lots of style exhibits.
After being topped Miss Universe Vietnam, Niê represented the nation on the Miss Universe 2018 contest in Thailand and was one of many Prime 5 finalists.
Nowadays, apart from her principal profession as a mannequin, Niê is commonly busy with volunteer actions for her group in Saigon. On the event of the 12 months of the Tiger, Lunar New 12 months 2022, Niê did a particular interview with Tradition Magazin.
Over the last interval of social distancing, has your life modified?
Once I was at residence watching the information, to be trustworthy, I used to be nervous. However I overcame that and started volunteering as a result of I wished to do one thing for my pricey Saigon – the place that has raised me, and tens of millions of different individuals away from residence like me. Throughout these instances, I forgot about being a magnificence queen or a well-known individual. I helped individuals and adopted the objectives of the charity organizations in Saigon, not for any particular function. I feel that I’m doing this to observe my coronary heart and convey optimistic vitality to these round me.
What difficulties and challenges have you ever confronted in the course of the pandemic? And what did you do to beat them?
In the course of the pandemic artists like myself couldn’t attend live shows or occasions, which decreased our common revenue. Thankfully, I’ve a behavior of managing cash clearly, pandemic or not.
For promoting or ambassador contracts, I put aside 10 per cent of the charge to help the group, or for bills equivalent to insurance coverage and medication for myself and my household. I at all times have a separate account for charity. The pandemic makes it unattainable for me to earn further revenue, however by way of cash administration, I feel I’m doing properly.
In the course of the fourth COVID-19 outbreak and even earlier than that, you supported individuals all through the nation with many volunteer actions. Are you able to inform us about that?
I like to take part in group actions, and in the course of the pandemic, probably the most satisfying one is directing individuals at vaccination clinics. It felt like being a site visitors warden. Each time I gave directions, individuals would observe and that was very heartwarming.
The job that brings me many fond recollections might be going to the grocery store with native individuals or loading items for the needy. Becoming a member of a volunteer group with MC Quỳnh Hoa has additionally been good. I got here along with different artists to encourage everybody to have religion that we’ll overcome the pandemic. At the moment, though it was simply standing within the yard and talking by means of a microphone to individuals at a distance within the isolation space, I felt gratitude and respect for the medical crew and people they had been caring for. It made me burst with happiness and tears.
What number of initiatives did you’re employed on, and what had been you answerable for in the course of the pandemic?
I can’t bear in mind, however I carried rice, labored as a shipper, coordinated vaccines, sponsored orphans affected by COVID-19, and bought agricultural merchandise on-line for individuals in Đồng Tháp province. Although I really feel like I’ve achieved quite a bit, they’re pale compared to the efforts of the frontline medical workers and volunteers. I simply hope that I can unfold extra love and unity so that folks can help one another to beat difficulties.
What has been your most memorable expertise whereas supporting the group in the course of the pandemic?
I actually admire and respect the medical crew that fought in opposition to the pandemic. Solely after I noticed them in motion did I perceive how arduous their jobs had been. They devoted all their coronary heart and vitality to their duties. Some medical doctors and nurses acknowledged me due to my voice. They took photos with me though everybody was carrying protecting gear, and thanked me for coming to assist. That made me really feel touched and intensely pleased. I additionally despatched due to everybody, wishing them good well being regardless of being away from their households for a lot of days.
In a pandemic that has affected the entire world, do you’ve got any reflections for your self or your mission?
To me, calling serving to individuals a mission or a accountability is appropriate. Having a love for individuals can also be tremendous. As a result of I’m a magnificence queen, I need to perform these duties to align with the place that I’ve. A day being a magnificence queen means a lifetime being a magnificence queen. I don’t do it for myself however for everybody and our society.
When showing in public at occasions or on social media, individuals at all times see a humorous Miss H’Hen Nie who is stuffed with optimistic vitality. How do you preserve that vitality?
Typically I even have my very own worries or stress, however due to volunteering and group actions, in addition to the Sao La undertaking [to protect the endangered saola, a rare animal that looks like an Antelope and is native to Laos and Vietnam], I cease occupied with my issues and begin contributing to the bigger society and defending the atmosphere and animals. Because of this, I can do my job higher to unfold optimistic vitality. Once I’m at residence, I follow sports activities, take pleasure in haircare and skincare, learn the information, cook dinner and speak to my mother and father. I additionally livestream with followers. It makes me really feel happier and extra optimistic.
Many individuals say that you’re a “nationwide queen.” It exhibits their affection for you. How do you are feeling about this title?
I’m referred to as by totally different names, Miss Shipper, Miss Central Highlands, Miss Humility or Miss Farmer. I really feel very pleased as a result of these names are shut and acquainted to me. To say that I’m the nationwide magnificence queen means perhaps I’m cherished by everybody, which I’m very grateful for.
Sometimes there are a couple of damaging feedback about you on social media. Do you are feeling unhappy about that?
I’ve been harm and unhappy and have cried due to damaging information or feedback on social media. Nevertheless, steadily, I’ve stayed away from such data. Day by day I need to work arduous for society in order that optimistic vitality at all times rises and I can keep away from absorbing unworthy damaging information.
The 12 months 2021 has been an unforgettable milestone. Everyone seems to be trying ahead to a brand new 12 months. What about you? Do you’ve got any plans or new initiatives in your modeling profession?
I’ve numerous plans and am making ready to implement them, however for now I need to hold them a secret. When they’re full, everybody will know instantly.
Will your objective in work and life nonetheless be contributing extra to the group?
Social actions and volunteering have at all times been my mission. I constantly remind myself to work arduous to assist extra individuals and unfold love all over the place.
Is there a specific custom in your hometown in Tết that you just like probably the most?
In my hometown, there isn’t any Tết idea just like the Kinh individuals’s customized. Folks simply have fun Tết in a easy approach, with out numerous preparations. For instance, Tết in my hometown is just on the primary day of the Lunar New 12 months. And on the second day, everybody goes to work within the fields as regular.
Do you’ve got any plans for Tết this 12 months?
I’ll return to my hometown to go to my household. That’s the place I obtain the love and optimistic vitality to recharge each time I’m unhappy or lonely. Throughout Tết, my hometown has a cooling environment with fruit timber blooming. This relaxes and calms me after a 12 months of arduous work.
For the upcoming Tết, do you need to say something to our readers?
I need to thank Tradition Magazin for this significant dialog. Wishing the journal and the editorial board in addition to the readers a 12 months with good well being, peace, and new achievements in work and life. Blissful New 12 months!Tradition needs H’Hen Niê good well being, plenty of pleasure and the information she is going to at all times be cherished.
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