Mau Thi Thanh Thuy wins ‘Vietnam’s Next Top Model’ contest

Mau Thi Thanh Thuy was declared ‘Vietnam’s Next Top Model’ at the contest that ended on December 22 at the Rach Mieu Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thuy received a cash prize of VND200 million, a two-year contract worth VND1 billion with BeU Models, the front cover of F-Fashion magazine, a one-year contract worth VND200 million with Nokia and free use of the latest cell phones of the brand, an apartment at ‘The Vista’ for 12 months and other many valuable prizes from Bourjois Cosmetics, Pamas-Beauty Clinic, Canifa Fashion and California Fitness & Yoga Center.

The final night saw a strong competition between the top four including Cha Mi, Mau Thi Thanh Thuy, Le Van Kien and Vu Tuan Viet.

This year’s competition attracted around 2,000 contestants nationwide. About 70 percent of the participants were students who can speak English better than last years’ contestants.

Model Thanh Hang was chosen as the host of the fourth season of the reality TV model search, together with fashion designer Do Manh Cuong, make-up artist Nam Trung and renowned Australian model coach Adam Williams.

J. Alexander, an American catwalk coach and former judge of America’s Next Top Model, attended the finale as a special guest.

Successful models of the last contests including Hoang Thuy, Tra My and Mai Giang have taken part in fashion shows abroad, appeared in leading fashion magazines and gradually integrate in the world fashion stage.

‘Vietnam’s Next Top Model’ is the Vietnamese version of the US reality television show ‘America’s Next Top Model’ by CBS Studios International.

Contestants  between 18 and 25 years of age, of minimum height 1.65m compete in a catwalk contest, present their talents and skills and participate in an interview with jury members.

The show is an opportunity for thousands of contestants to compete for the title of Vietnam’s Next Top Model and a platform to start a career in the modeling industry.

A total of 18 male and female models who qualified for the finals of the fourth series of Vietnam’s Next Top Model live together in a house for two months, while cameras record their interpersonal relationships. The jury then chooses the winning contestant.

Eleven episodes were aired on VTV3 every Sunday at 8pm starting from October 6.