Miss Viet Nam Global helps needy
17:50' 13/01/2010 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – Alex Tran, a 22-year-old Vietnamese-American from Texas who was crowned the 2009 Miss Viet Nam Global, returned to her home country last weekend for a charity trip.

She visited a shelter in District 8 which houses 26 old, homeless theatre actors and the Phap Vo Buddhist Temple’s Orphanage in Nha Be District where 100 children live, donating 2,000 kilogrammes of rice, cookies, and stationery.

Tran said she was deeply touched by the plight of the old actors and children and promised to try and raise more funds from her friends and other donors in the US to continue to support them.

Born in the coastal city of Nha Trang, Tran moved to the US with her parents when she was just four. She is now a senior student of psychology at Texas’ Rice University and plans to enrol in an acting course at Hollywood.

Her fluency in Vietnamese is thought to have fetched her the Miss Global Viet Nam crown in Las Vegas last June at an annual pageant which brings together ethnic Vietnamese beauties from various countries including Viet Nam.

Tran said it is her second time in Viet Nam, following an earlier charity trip two years ago that took her to her hometown besides Vung Tau and Da Lat.

She has also raised funds in the US for victims of natural disasters in Viet Nam and provides assistance to Vietnamese students studying in the US.

"Maybe I’ll come back to Viet Nam to do more charity in future," she said.

VietNamNet/Viet Nam News

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