Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2015 to be launched in May

Vietnam’s Next Top Model contest is set to begin its 6th season in May 2015. Casting calls will be held in Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho. Contestants can register online at www.vietnamnexttopmodel.com or send by sending profiles (comp cards) to the following addresses: Hanoi (133 Thai Ha street, Dong Da district), Ho Chi Minh City (16 Truong Dinh street, District 3). After five seasons, the contest has helped to train aspiring Vietnam models to actively participate professionally in the world’s fashion and modeling industry. Kha My Van, the first runner-up of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2012, is the first Vietnamese model to appear in leading international fashion magazines-Vogue and L’Officiel. Winner of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2013, Mau Thuy, has taken part in fashion shows in New York City and is now entering Singapore, one of the leading Asian fashion markets. Tuyet Lan, the first runner-up of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2010, is … [Read more...]

Next Top Model 2015 officially launched

(VOV) - Vietnam’s Next Top Model contest is set to begin its 6th season in May 2015. Casting calls will be held in Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho. Contestants can register online at www.vietnamnexttopmodel.com or send by sending profiles (comp cards) to the following addresses: Hanoi (133 Thai Ha street, Dong Da district), Ho Chi Minh City (16 Truong Dinh street, District 3). After five seasons, the contest has helped to train aspiring Vietnam models to actively participate professionally in the world’s fashion and modeling industry. Kha My Van, the first runner-up of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2012, is the first Vietnamese model to appear in leading international fashion magazines-Vogue and L’Officiel. Winner of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2013, Mau Thuy, has taken part in fashion shows in New York City and is now entering Singapore, one of the leading Asian fashion markets. Tuyet Lan, the first runner-up of Vietnam’s Next Top Model … [Read more...]

Vietnam Project Runway winner unveils collection in New York

Fashion designer Ly Giam Tien, 18, winner of Project Runway 2014, showcased his collection during the Vietnam International Fashion Week (Photo: VNA) Vietnam Project Runway 2014 winner Ly Giam Tien will unveil his latest collection Dark Raven on February 15 at Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City as part of the ongoing New York Couture Fashion Week. His collection showcase in New York is part of the Project Runway prize he won last July. According to the 19-year-old designer, the new creations were inspired by mysterious crows. After winning Project Runway, the young designer strengthened his reputation with his collection Visual Illusion, unveiled at Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 in December. In the same month, his spring-summer collection was introduced at the Vietnam's Next Top Model 2014 finale to applause from fashion experts and audience members. Vietnam's Next Top Model 2013 winner Mau Thuy and Vietnam's Next Top Model 2014 top nine member Quynh Chau … [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 professional model – participated in the Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2010 and became the winner. After the event, Trang (1.79m, 82-60-91) has quickly joined the fashion world in Vietnam and performed in many big fashion shows like Elle fashion show, Runway show, Marc Jacobs fashion show, Milano fashion show, Harper’s Bazaar Lifestyle, etc. Trang said the appearance was a good sign that would lead to her conquering the modeling market in Europe. When fashion weeks end in Europe, there are not many more shows, so the competition among models becomes tougher. Trang is actively seeking roles 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 the audition round. The reality TV show is broadcast at 8pm every Saturday from November 1 on VTV3 channel. 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. Some images of top 16 contestants in this part: Kim Dung Yen Nhi Quang Hung Cong Toan Duy Anh Dang Khanh Thanh Tuyen Duc Anh Quynh Chau performed well in this part Tan Khang Van Hoi Nguyen Oanh spent five minutes on performing. She owned the most beautiful photograph in this part and came … [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 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 international experience, the organizing board announced. Le Tran … [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 international experience, the organizing board announced. 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. Vietnamese lacquer paintings exhibited in London An exhibition featuring the unique of the Vietnamese lacquer is being held in London as part of a programme to promote the Vietnamese culture and tourism in the United Kingdom. On the display are over 80 lacquer paintings and handicraft items made by famous Vietnamese painters and artisans, presenting an insight on the development of … [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 Tram Anh, whose given name is Nguyen Van Hieu, into a separate cell, after determining it was not "okay" to put the transgender prisoner into either male or female holding cell. "It is not okay for a transgender woman to share a room with other male prisoners," Lieutenant General Ta Xuan Binh of the Ministry of Public Security told Thanh Nien News. "However, other female prisoners objected to being housed in the same cell with the arrestee. As such, we had to arrange a separate room [for her]". Police caught Tram Anh red-handed while she was making a drug transaction on a Hanoi street on Monday. Anh was … [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 said a person named Hung had ordered the pills and she had gone to pick them up from a person named Tuan for VND2 million (US$94). She planned to make a VND500,000 profit on the deal. The police say they arrested her with an accomplice named Nguyen Huu Dat, 19, during the transaction. Anh was born a boy under the name Nguyen Van Hieu but grew her hair long and began to act and dress like a girl in the first grade. She joined a series of transgender club and fashion shows in high school, before participating in Vietnam Next Top Model and Vietnam Idol -- the local adaptations of US reality contests -- in … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 21/2

Concert celebrates late composer Son The Institute of Cultural Exchange with France on February 28 will host a concert featuring compositions by late musician Trinh Cong Son. Ha Noi's singer Giang Trang, who has released two albums highlighting Son's music, will perform along with guitarist Nguyen Van Tuan and contrabassist Minh Duc. The show will begin at 8pm at 31 Thai Van Lung Street in District 1. Canadian singer to perform in HCM City Canadian composer, vocalist and pianist Mary Ancheta will perform at the Boudoir Lounge of Sofitel Saigon Plaza from February 25 to May 4. She taught piano at the Ontario Conservatory of Music. Ancheta also played at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, as well as venues in Asia, Middle East, North America and Europe. The shows will start from 8pm daily, except Mondays. The hotel is at17 Le Duan Street in District 1. Melting Pot Festival features art, dance The Saigon Outcast will hold the Melting Pot Art Festival on February 22 … [Read more...]

Top model Hoang Thuy shines in London

(VOV) -The winner of Vietnam Next Top Model 2011, Hoang Thuy, has made a great impression on audiences at the 2014 London Fashion Week. Vietnamese model makes debut appearance on Vogue UK In her latest photo shoot, Hoang Thuy's effortless beauty made even casual wear appear both dynamic and stylish. The Vietnamese model has since been overwhelmed with invitations from famous designers, including Palmer Harding, Haizhen Wang, and Jean Pierre Braganza, asking her to model their collections at high profile fashion shows. "I am seizing great opportunities to develop my career," Hoang Thuy confided. Thuy' unique Asian beauty stood out and immediately captured the attention of foreign fashion designers and international audiences. Some photos taken during her latest shooting: Model: Hoang Thuy Outfit: Topshop (top&bottom), Dolce &Gabbana (handbag) Photographer: Alicism … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 19/2

Vietnamese model makes debut appearance on Vogue UK Vietnam Next Top Model 2011 finalist Hoang Thuy has been inundated with invitations for2014 London Fashion Week and has been chosen to appear on the official website of Vogue UK. Hoang Thuy was selected from hundreds of international models to take part in a fashion show for Palmer Harding - a famous brand for ready-to-wear. The models' unique Asian beauty stood out and immediately caught the attention of foreign fashion designers. After her performance at Central Saint Martins, Hoang Thuy was invited to several high profile shows at London Fashion Week. "Star Academy" debuts Vietnamese edition The VTV6 channel of Vietnam Television Station (VTV) will broadcast a Vietnamese edition of Star Academy - a highly successful television talent show based on the Spanish format produced by Endemol. Currently broadcast in more than 50 countries, Star Academy has discovered over 100 music talents and is … [Read more...]

Vietnamese model makes debut appearance on Vogue UK

(VOV) - Photo: Tieng Viet (2) Vietnam Next Top Model 2011finalist Hoang Thuy has been inundated with invitations for2014 London Fashion Week and has been chosen to appear on the official website of Vogue UK. Hoang Thuy was selected from hundreds of international models to take part in a fashion show for Palmer Harding - a famous brand for ready-to-wear. The models' unique Asian beauty stood out and immediately caught the attention of foreign fashion designers. After her performance at Central Saint Martins, Hoang Thuy was invited to several high profile shows at London Fashion Week. … [Read more...]

Cha Mi opens Julien Fourtie’s show in Paris

(VOV) - Cha Mi - Top 4 Vietnam's Next Top Model - was picked by internationally renowned designer Julien Fourtie to open his show in Paris Fashion Week 2014 on January 21. Vietnam Next Top Model shines in London Mau Thanh Thuy crowned Vietnam's Next Top Model 2013 US catwalk queen to judge Vietnam's Next Top Model She struted her stuff alongside hundreds of the world's leading models featuring such famous brand names as Chanel, Valentino, and Giorgio Armin Prive during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2014 taking place at Marcel Dassault Hotel on Champs-Elysees Fashion Boulevard from January 19-24. Designer Julien Fournie said he was inspired by Cha Mi's professional performance at Singapore Fashion Week 2013. He said Mi's face is very beautiful, charming and high-bred and suitable for luxurious fashion. Her perfect body and performance made him think of supermodel Naomi Campbell. Cha Mi and deisgner Julien Fourtie "Becoming a sole Vietnamese representative at Paris Fashion … [Read more...]

Vietnam Next Top Model shines in London

(VOV) -Vietnam Next Top Model 2011 Hoang Thuy, who is currently on a cultural exchange visit to Scotland, appeared in a photo shoot in London recently.The photos impressively display the beauty of Thuy amidst the romantic scenery of the London city fog. They also introduce the Retro fashion style (dating from 1940s-1980s) from the latest collection of young designer Le Xuan. Some photos of Hoang Thuy in London: … [Read more...]

Reality shows: high in quantity, low in quality

VietNamNet Bridge - Despite the growing number of television reality shows, the quality of these programs is actually inverse, standard deviation, and in contrast to the format of the foreign original shows. Reality TV appeared in the U.S. since the 1940s. In its early days, the famous sneaky filming show at that time, called "Candid Camera" resonated and laid the foundation for the development of reality TV. The 1970s marked the development of the first modern reality show named "An American Family," which revolved around the lives of families after divorce. Reality TV has experienced many phases of development and the number of reality shows around the world is countless. The most famous shows are Master Chef, Got Talent, The Voice, Idol, X-Factor, Platinum Hit, The Sing Off, So you think you can dance?, Dancing with the stars ... The attractiveness of these shows comes from the realistic situations that are not arranged in advance, which show the audience the very real emotions from … [Read more...]

VIB offers fashionable bags to customers

Today, VIB officially launched a major promotion programme in which depositors will receive fashionable bags exclusively designed by Do Manh Cuong, fashion director of Vietnam Next Top Model 2013 - one of the most watched TV programmes in Vietnam. This is a collection of fashionable bags that are uniquely designed with bright, modern colours to suit customers of all ages. Just by depositing at least VND30 million at VIB, depositors will immediately receive a fashionable bag: Bag for man, Bag for Woman, or Bag for Kid. Besides, depositors will also have the chance to get one serial code for 30 smart phones: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 under lucky draws held periodically. In addition to their fashionable, modern style, the collection of bags are made of fabric material that will both meet customers' diversified needs and be environment-friendly. "When considering how to meet the needs of customers VIB is always looking for innovative solutions that deliver value-added benefits. Our … [Read more...]

Shows delayed for General Giap’s State Funeral

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Many representatives from local entertainment shows announced the delay of their shows on account of the State Funeral of General Vo Nguyen Giap. The HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra will perform their ballet "Co Be Lo Lem" (Cinderella) at 8pm on October 13 and 14 at the city's Opera House, instead of October 12 and 13 as planned. Specifically, the National Circus Gala scheduled to be held on October 12 and 13 at Ho Chi Minh City's Hoa Binh Theater will be shortened to a one-night show on October 13 only. Another gala, "Am Nhac va Buoc Nhay" (Music and dance moves) scheduled to take place on October 12 at Lan Anh Stage will be rescheduled for November 7. The HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra will perform their ballet "Co Be Lo Lem" (Cinderella) at 8pm on October 13 and 14 at the city's Opera House, instead of October 12 and 13 as planned. A number of reality shows including "Thu Thach Cung Buoc Nhay" (So You Think You Can Dance), "Vu Dieu Dam Me" (Got To Dance), "Giong Hat Viet" (The … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Next Top Model has to explain about transgender contestants

VietNamNet Bridge - The Performing Arts Agency has asked the organizers of the Vietnam's Next Top Model 2013 to explain about the participation of transgender contestants, which is a violation to the contest's rules.Lan Phuong - a transgender contestant in the interview round at Vietnam's Next Top Model this year - Photo: The organizing board Thousands of contestants took part in the preliminary round of the Vietnam's Next Top Model in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, including many candidates who conducted entire or partly transgender surgery, transvestites, bisexuals or the third gender.In the preliminary competition in HCM City, transgender contestant Dong Phuong Tran entered the bikini round while Lan Phuong entered the interview round. Many other contestants who are transsexuals and transvestites were named by the press, such as Duong My My, Ngoc Anh and Truong Giang.Although all these candidates have been excluded, the Performing Arts Agency will still review and handle this case. The … [Read more...]

“Italian Architectural Style” Fashion Collection

Recently, a fashion show entitled "Italian Architectural Style" was held at the Sofitel Metropole by the Italian Embassy in Vietnam and famous designer Minh Hanh within the framework of the "Italy -Vietnam Programme 2012" and on the occasion of the "Italy-Vietnam Fashion and Food Month". Inspired by wonderful architectural works in Italy, designer Minh Hanh created the collection from brocade and silk. She also applied the most advanced techniques on printing the designs on a special paper that is then pressed on the cloth. This technique helps turn any designer's creativeness into reality. The collection of about 80 designs brought Vietnamese audiences the images of Italy's famous architectural works, including Milan Cathedral, the Coliseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Fontaine de Trevi, Victor Emmanuel Monument, Venice City and Vatican's basilicas. Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Lorenzo Angeloni performs at the event as a vedette. Miss Vietnam 2010 Ngoc Han performs with … [Read more...]