This is a story about a girl who starts to step out of her comfort zone in order to find, know, and understand her value. Although the journey was scary, she still dared to accept the challenges. She then has proved to the world that she is the right one. When it comes to the pride of Vietnam, Miss Thuy Tien cannot go unmentioned. She has permeated the image of our country, especially the positive impression of Vietnamese women, worldwide with her talent, beauty, and wisdom. Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien has overcome many obstacles in order to bring glory to our nation. Thuy Tien, as the current Miss International Peace, is also the pride of Vietnam throughout her way to becoming Miss Grand International 2021 and reaching further toward the future.
Inheriting and supporting the quintessential values of the nation sounds grand, but it actually stems from very personal and modest things, like tears of homesickness, confident strides in the international arena with millions of eyes watching from home audiences, or ao dai laden with national identity. Tien will undoubtedly lead the next generation in the quest to preserve Vietnam’s core cultural heritage. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at