With great beauty comes responsibility

VietNamNet Bridge – After winning the Miss Ao Dai Viet Nam crown on January 5, supermodel Tran Ngoc Lan Khue will represent the country at the 2015 Miss World pageant. The 22-year-old student at the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities talks with Thuy Hang about her latest victory. Relate news Two contestants win Vietnam’s Next Top Model … [Read more...]

Two share Vietnam’s Next Top Model title

The final night of the contest (Photo: internet) For the first time in reality TV contest Vietnam's Next Top Model, judges have announced two winners, 18-year-old Nguyen Oanh (female) from northern Quang Ninh province and 22-year old Quang Hung (male) from the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. The show's executive producer Le Thi Quynh Trang said they had obtained … [Read more...]

Gal and guy unprecedentedly share ‘Vietnam’s Next Top Model’ title

A young Vietnamese man and woman have both been chosen as the winners of a "Vietnam’s Next Top Model" season for the first time since the reality show of U.S. origin was brought to the Southeast Asian country five years ago. Ta Quang Hung, 22, and Nguyen Thi Oanh, 18, were named the victors of "Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014" in its finale on Saturday night at … [Read more...]

Two contestants win Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014

Nguyen Oanh and Quang Hung were crowned on the finale of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014 on January 17. Defeating thousands of contestants in the qualifying round of the northern region, Nguyen Oanh entered Top 16. The 19-year-old high-school graduate from Quang Ninh province is 1.80m tall. Quang Hung is 22 years old, 1.90m tall, from Gia Lai central highlands … [Read more...]

Winners of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014 announced

(VOV) - Nguyen Oanh and Quang Hung were crowned on the finale of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014 on January 17. Defeating thousands of contestants in the qualifying round of the northern region, Nguyen Oanh entered Top 16. The 19-year-old high-school graduate from Quang Ninh province is 1.80m tall. Quang Hung is 22 years old, 1.90m tall, from Gia Lai central highlands … [Read more...]

Local model to strut down Milan catwalk

Kieu Giang Kha My Van, the first runner-up of Vietnam’s Next Top Model in 2012 - PHOTO: COURTESY OF BEU MODELS Le Thi Quynh Trang, producer of VNTM and chairwoman of HCMC-based beU Models, said her company will join hands with ICE Models to turn Van into a professional model and promote potential local models overseas in a long-term cooperation plan. "I have been … [Read more...]

First images of Vietnam’s Next Top Model finale

(VOV) - Vietnam's Next Top Model 2014 has published the first pictures of the Top 16 finalists preparing for the finale, which is set to get underway at 9pm on January 17 and broadcast live on Vietnam Television’s channel VTV3. Here are some images of the finalists preparing for the event: In the finale the Top 16 contestants will gather on the stage They have … [Read more...]

Positive signs for Vietnam showbiz 2014

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese show business activities in 2014 generally had more good news than last year, with many awards for Vietnamese artists and art organizations. The "Flapping at the Middle of Nowhere" film crew. The local movie industry saw a good year when locally-made films went to cinemas at other times than just the New Year holiday. Viewers also had more … [Read more...]

Vietnamese model Huyen Trang on the catwalk in Milan

VietNamNet Bridge – Huyen Trang, the winner of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2011, wore the outfits of Korean designer Lee Jean Youn on the catwalk, with other international models, at the "K-Fashion Project in Milan in 2014". From an unknown student from Bac Giang province, Khieu Thi Huyen Trang – with the passion for fashion and the dream to become a … [Read more...]

Vietnam International Fashion Week kicks off

The Hanoitimes - The event drew a number of participations of fashion lovers throughout the world with a view to sharing the same passion for fashion, creativity and connectivity. A special, chic and cozy party was held by Vietnam International Fashion Week (VIFW) on December 1 to welcome all fashion lovers all over the world to share the same passion for fashion. The party … [Read more...]

Celebrities descend on HCM city for Int’l Fashion Week

(VOV) - Vietnam International Fashion Week, the first of its kind, opened in Ho Chi Minh City on December 1, attracting many Vietnamese business representatives, designers and artists. Here are some photos of the event: Vietnamese supermodel Xuan Lan in a dress designed by Cong Tri Famed artist Thanh Loc Family of Vietnamese well-known singer Doan Trang Winner … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 10/11

Heavy Tiger shows girl power in rock Rock 'n' roll band Heavy Tiger from Sweden promises to stir up a concert tonight at Cargo Bar in HCMC's District 4 at 8 p.m. Consisting of guitarist/singer Maja Linn, drummer Astrid Carsbring and bassist Sara Frendin, the band was formed in 2010 when the girls turned 17. Heavy Tiger has staged performances all over Scandinavia and in the … [Read more...]

Vietnam Next Top Model contestants show off in “Gothic&Punk”

(VOV) - Top 16 of the 2014 Vietnam Next Top Model contest have entered the second competition part themed "Gothic&Punk". Nguyen Oanh from Hai Duong city came first in this part. She is 18 years old and 1.80m tall. The audition round for Vietnam's Next Top Model 2014 kicked off in Hanoi on August 20 and in Ho Chi Minh City on August 26. Top 16 contestants were chosen after … [Read more...]

Korea menswear designer to join Fashion Week

Kieu Giang A model shows one of the latest designs by South Korean designer Zio Song at a press conference held in HCMC yesterday to announce the Vietnam Int’l Fashion Week - PHOTO: KIEU GIANG The event will also be attended by Italian designer Antonio Grimaldi, duo Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov from France, Frederick Lee from Singapore, Tamae Hirokawa from … [Read more...]

Top 4 Next top model contest to be held in Italy

The Hanoitimes - Top 4 contestants of the 2014 Vietnam Next Top Model competition will have a chance to come to Milan, one of the biggest fashion capital in Paris. The winner of the 2014 Vietnam Next Top Model contest will receive a two-year contract with BeU Models and appear on the cover of a leading Canadian fashion magazine. The top 4 of the 2014 Vietnam Next Top Model … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 6/11

Vietnam Next Top Models to compete in Milan The top 4 of the 2014 Vietnam Next Top Model contest will take part in fashion shows and exchanges with international fashion designers and supermodels in Milan, Italy. The journey to Milan, well-known as a gathering spot for leading fashion designers the likes of Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace, is expected to help them gain … [Read more...]

Hanoi jail holds transgender prisoner in solitary confinement

Tram Anh (also known as Nguyen Van Hieu) is being detained in a separate cell in Hanoi. Photo provided by Hanoi police. A transgender model who rose to fame after participating in two televised reality shows was put into solitary confinement, on Tuesday, after officials at the Hanoi jail said they couldn't determine where to house her. Prison officials said they finally sent … [Read more...]

Transgender Vietnamese TV star arrested in ecstasy deal

A Facebook photo of transgender TV star Tram Anh who was arrested in Hanoi on September 29, 2014 while attempting to resell 2.6 grams of ecstasy. Hanoi police arrested a transgender television star for allegedly attempting to resell ten ecstasy pills. Tram Anh was arrested half an hour after midnight on Monday with the pills which amount to around 2.6 grams of the drug. She … [Read more...]

Local designer unveils Pop Art fashion collection

Kieu Giang Local fashion designer Nguyen Cong Tri (R) and model Ngoc Quyen at the launching ceremony of his Fall-Winter 2014 collection inspired from Pop Art - Photo: Kieu Giang Pop Art or Popular Art was first known in the U.K in the 1950s and was dramatically developed in the U.S. and around the world in the 1960s. This trend has patterns and colors inspired from comic … [Read more...]

Ethnic pageant finalist named 1st Elite Model Look Vietnam winner

A girl who competed in Miss Vietnam 2012 and landed in the Top 10 of Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2013 was crowned in the Saturday finale of the first local season of Elite Model Look, the world's most prestigious modeling contest. Dang Thi Le Hang, 21, with body measurements of 85-62-95, pocketed a prize of VND600 million (US$28,241) in cash and presents. Following her … [Read more...]