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Dec 15, 2010 at 11:26am IST

Indian girl crowned Miss Earth 2010

Kuala Lumpur: India's Nicole Faria has been crowned Miss Earth 2010 in Vietnam.The 10th edition of the Miss Earth beauty pageant was held in Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Vietnam on Saturday.

Nicole also won the 2010 Miss Earth Talent Competition. Miss Puerto Rico Yeidy Bosquez was announced Miss Earth Fire and Miss Ecuador Jennifer Pazmino won the Miss Earth Air title.

Talking about Nicole, Miss India World 2010, Manasvi Mamgai said, "I feel very happy for her. This is the only title India has won this year, so it's great. Nicole has got the looks, so we all had expectations that she would win."

Indian girl crowned Miss Earth 2010

India's Nicole Faria has been crowned Miss Earth 2010 in Vietnam. She also won the Miss Earth Talent Competition.

During an interview, Nicole said, "I want to make friends and enjoy my time in Vietnam. It's not about winning or losing, but how you play the game."

Faria, a 20-year-old girl from Bangalore, won the title at the talent show with a scintillating belly dance that combines Oriental and Middle Eastern style.

"We are ecstatic and overjoyed although we expected it," Faria's father Ian said in Bangalore.

The event raised 100 million Vietnamese Dong, which will be transferred to the local Red Cross to support flood victims in the central region of Vietnam.

( With PTI inputs)

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