Look who's in town: Miss Vietnam 2018 H'Hen Nie!
At the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Miss Universe 2018 candidate was reunited with her Bicol-based pageant coach, Anjo Santos.
H'Hen Nie wrote in her caption, "Mabuhay Philippines ! Here we come [heart emoji] I’m so happy to see my coach again, Anjo Santos [double heart emoji] Thank you so much for your warm welcome, Philippines [heart emoji]"
Anjo flew to Vietnam last year to head the team that eventually helped H'Hen Nie achieve her Top 5 finish in the Miss Universe 2018 competition.
Soon after her arrival, H'Hen Nie tried the Philippine cuisine, and was introduced to tuyo or dried fish.
The Vietnamese beauty queen revealed that they have a similar dish back in her home country.
She said, "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 [smiling face with heart eyes emoji] [two face savoring food emoji]"
H'Hen Nie emerged as a crowd favorite in the recently concluded pageant.
Her inspiring life story as a former nanny-turned-Miss Universe Top 5 finisher was one of the success stories that won hearts among the Miss Universe pageant fans.