Vietnamese model Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan was announced the winner of Asian Model Search launched by Singapore's fashion magazine "Her World".
The result was based on a month-long voting period in which audience votes make up 30 percent of the final count, and the rest come from judges, including famous names in the Asian fashion industry.
Lan, who won second place in Vietnam's Next Top Model, beat out 14 finalists from different Asian countries to take the top prize. She was awarded SG$10,000 (US$7,935) at the award ceremony held in Singapore on May 6.
The 21-year-old female model says that she will donate part of the money to the Japan's earthquake victims as well as to a charity in Vietnam that assists disabled children.