- H’Hen Nie thanked her Filipino trainer Anjo Santos.
- She called him her teacher and expressed her heartfelt gratitude.
- Anjo detailed how proud he is of H’Hen in an interview.
Miss Universe-Vietnam H’Hen Nie had a Filipino coach, leading her team. In a recent Instagram post, H’hen thanked her Bicolano pageant trainer Anjo Santos.
Although Nie didn’t bag this year’s Miss Universe title, she surely won Filipino pageants fans’ hearts with her inspiring story.
H’Hen is thankful to Anjo.
Nie posted a video of her walking the runway during the Miss Universe pageant. She was wearing her yellow flowy dress with cut-outs on her waist and a high slit.
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Ready for the Prelims show tmr ❤️💪🏻💪🏻 📎 Tune in to see me represent my country at the Preliminary Round streaming Dec 13th at 7am ET / 7pm GMT+7 on ⬇️ [link in my bio] 📸 @milortran 💄 @thanhthienhang 💃 @d2styling @trandat1909 @kietcaoo #MissUniverse #MissUniverse2018 #Vietnam #Bangkok #Thailand #PreliminaryRound #Swimsuit
Anjo described H’Hen.
In an interview with PEP.ph, Santos expressed how proud he is of Nie.
“She was stunning, brave and queenly but most of all down to earth. Naiyak po ako, siyempre, nagalak… Natuwa ’cause H’Hen has also a little mix of Pinoy blood… I handled her for a month. I covered poise, stance and catwalk and make-up tutorial. Then, I designed a parasela fit for her and the gown she will wear…”
Anjo recalled how the national director of Miss Universe-Vietnam hired him to train H’Hen.
“I was taken because I trained Vietnamese beauties since 2014 po. Then through the national director of Miss Universe Vietnam, my friend, they hired me to train her. So yung mga kaibigan ko din sa Ho Chi Minh City na mga close ko ay nag-support to help kaya naging team po kami.”