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India's Nicole Faria is Miss Earth 2010

world Updated: Dec 05, 2010 02:45 IST

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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.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/faria.jpg

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.