Nicole Faria of India is Miss Earth 2010

India`s Nicole Faria has been crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 after beating 17 other contestants at a talent competition in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2010, 23:29 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: India`s Nicole Faria has
been crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 after beating 17 other
contestants at a talent competition in Ho Chi Minh City in
Vietnam.

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.

Vietnam`s representative Luu Thi Diem Huong was voted
among top five contestants with her performance of folk dances
that are inspired by traditional dances in the northern,
central and southern region of the country.

PTI