Still unanswered questions about Miss Vietnam scandal The organizers of Miss Vietnam admitted to errors made but stood behind this year’s Miss Vietnam, Tran Thi Thuy Dung, Tuoi Tre reports. However, when asked about the scandal, Duong Xuan Nam, the head of the organizing team, did not provide reasonable answers. Nam said at the press conference on September 5 that the present Miss Vietnam did not violate the regulations. Even though the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism regulations specify that only high school graduates are allowed to take part in the contest, the Miss Vietnam 2008 website says high school students, such as Dung, are also acceptable. Nam added that the draft regulation on the website had been public for more than three months without any objections being raised and the organizing staff thought it was acceptable. He did allow that the staff erred in applying the new regulation without any permission from the higher official office. The press briefing upheld … [Read more...] about Still unanswered questions about Miss Vietnam scandal
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Scandal-hit lingerie model Ngoc Trinh became the newest Miss Vietnam International on August 13. The 21-year-old model from the Mekong Delta's Tra Vinh Province also took home Miss Bikini and Miss Asia. Trinh had been in the headlines recently after a series of leaked private photos depicted her engaging in raunchy behavior. She also lied about her past in a recent interview and bragged about going from rags to riches, boasting of a luxurious lifestyle and rich lover. In the Miss Vietnam International final Q&A competition, Trinh said she felt sorry about what had happened and epressed her gratitude to her parents. Trinh told Thanh Nien she had not expected to win the contest. She said she thought she'd only come home with some small awards. The first and second places went to Tra Ngoc Hang, a local model, and Lynna Phan, a Vietnamese-American model. The contest wrapped up with acoronation held at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, California in front of 1,200 … [Read more...] about Scandal-hit lingerie model wins Miss Vietnam Int’l
(L-R) First runner-up Duong Tu Anh, Miss Vietnam 2012 Dang Thu Thao and second runner-up Do Hoang Anh. Dang Thu Thao, 21, a student from the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu, was crowned Miss Vietnam 2012 at the end of a three-hour finale on Saturday, edging out the other 38 finalists. Thao, the first-ever winner from Mekong Delta, was widely considered the front-runner by the local media along with Vuong Thu Phuong, who was prohibited from participating in the final night due to her recent marriage scandal. The organizers found out that Phuong and her ex-boyfriend had held a wedding ceremony two years ago and then lived with each other for a short time although they have not applied for a marriage certificate. In the interview round, Thao drew applause from the audience for her answer to the question of why people care about beauty contests. She said, "Women have played an important role in our lives and they are called beauties. Everybody loves women's beauty and beauty … [Read more...] about Vietnam crowns its first Mekong Delta Miss Vietnam
Ngoc Trinh is crowned Miss Vietnam Continents Recently crowning Vietnam’s scandalous bikini model Ngoc Trinh as its winner, Miss Vietnam Continents, a beauty pageant for Vietnamese nationalities across the world held the first time in America this year, has raised strong criticism of its credibility. Organized by American-based MC Entertainment, with its director, Pham Minh Chanh, a comedian and head of the organization committee, the pageant attracted 35 contestants, including 3 models from Vietnam. Reportedly held to honor Vietnamese beauties from all continents, the competition somehow showcased most contestants from America who do not have to go through extensive country and regional selections like the established Miss Vietnam World, which crowned Ngo Phuong Lan, a university student highly praised for her intelligence and social activities, in 2007. Unlike other contests, Miss Vietnam Continents held only one round and awarded prizes to more than half of the … [Read more...] about Miss Vietnam Continents a shallow show?
A young woman hailing from Hanoi took home the crown of Miss Vietnam 2016 on Sunday after an intense grand finale in Ho Chi Minh City. A young woman hailing from Hanoi took home the crown of Miss Vietnam 2016 on Sunday after an intense grand finale in Ho Chi Minh City. Thirty beauties across Vietnam showcased their outer and inner beauty yesterday evening in the final night of Miss Vietnam 2016, held at Phu Tho Sports Hall in District 11. This year marks the first time after 14 years that the pageant's grand finale has been held in Ho Chi Minh City. Miss Vietnam is a biennial beauty pageant initiated in 1988 by Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper to improve young women's role in national development while dignifying the country's cultural potential, tradition and history, as well as promoting its image and people to international peers during the integration process. This year's contestants took part in several performances in their evening gowns, beachwear, and traditional Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Hanoi beauty crowned Miss Vietnam 2016
(VOV) -Each Miss Vietnam possesses a unique beauty that appears subtly different due to changes in aesthetic concepts. Miss Vietnam shows off beauty in lotus pond 2014 Miss Vietnam Pageant launched Dang Thu Thao crowned Miss Vietnam Ocean 2014 Miss Vietnam 2012 Dang Thu Thao from the Mekong Delta region wins great applause from local people thanks to her smiling face. Dang Ngoc Han, Miss Vietnam 2010, does not gain aesthetic appreciation from audiences who dislike her bad-look teeth, dark skin and narrow eyes. However, her improved make-up skills have helped Ngoc Han become more beautiful. Miss Vietnam 2008 Tran Thi Thuy Dung's beauty is highly valued although she was involved in scandal over her education. Crown in 2006, Miss Vietnam Mai Phuong Thuy owns dominant height. Miss Vietnam 2004 Nguyen Thi Huyen is said to have traditional beauty of Asian women. Pham Thi Mai Phuong is named Miss Vietnam 2002, and she does not join Vietnam's showbiz like other … [Read more...] about Miss Vietnam beauty in different periods of time
The winner of the Miss Vietnam pageant which will be held in August in the central city Danang will receive a smaller cash prize due to economic downturn. According to the organisers, the cash prize will be reduced to VND300 million (USD14,000), down from last year’s VND500 million (USD24,000). The organisers also allow the hosts Danang to hold a small beauty contest to choose their own representative. Miss Vietnam this year will walk away with a crown and VND300 million, with the runner-up receiving VND150 million (USD7,000) and third placed contest getting VND100 million (USD4,800). The contest also give a VND30 million (USD1,400) award for winners of the Miss Talent, Beach Beauty or Miss Ao dai categories. At the press conference on June 5, the organisers fielded questions related to recent scandals that have blighted Vietnam’s pageant and modeling industry, including nude photo scandals and prostitution rings. Answering the question why the winners receive … [Read more...] about Miss Vietnam winner prepares for penny-pinching prize
The refusal of leading Vietnamese Miss World Contestants since 2008 has led people to question their excuses for not competing. Public skepticism has arisen around the leading Vietnamese candidates for the Miss World Beauty Pageant as a result of the flat out refusal of the leading contenders to participate. One might think that the mere participation in the most prestigious pageant in the world would be considered an honour for any potential contestant. Surprisingly, however, for the better part of a decade those who were most qualified, and even those who were asked to represent Vietnam for Miss World have consistently turned down the opportunity. They have given various reasons, but the public has become perplexed, questioning the veracity of the potential contenders' excuses. The question looming in the air is why such an apparent honour is really being turned down so often. This year Miss Sports 2012, Lai Huong Thao, was selected to compete only after several other … [Read more...] about Is Miss Vietnam afraid of the Miss World pageant?
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) has stated that it had never announced to withdraw the Miss Vietnam title of Mai Phuong Thuy. The Ministry said that it would assign a specialized agency to check Thuy’s photos before making the final decision. Mai Phuong Thuy’s ao dai photo shoots, which were taken four years ago,appeared on an online newspaper on February 3. The photo collectioncaptured Thuy donning a sleek and transparent white ao dai in differentsexy poses. The shoot, 10 black and white photos of Thuy, accessorized withVietnamese “non la” (cone hat) and symbolic lotus flowers, was done byphotographer Quoc Huy. A number of netizens have strongly criticized the photos, saying Thuy’stoo erotic poses damaged the traditional and beautiful image of ao dai.Some said she only used the dress to show off her body’s curves. However, another group of commentators praise Thuy’s body, arguing thatthe photos have captured the … [Read more...] about Culture Ministry to consider photo scandal of Miss Vietnam 2006
Miss Vietnam 2014 Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen has been widely criticised after a video showed her smoking in a coffee shop was posted online.Duyen, 20, who has never been popular with the public over the past two years since receiving the title, is now being called to give up her title after the video was posted. The smoking ‘incident’ has been added to the list her detractors have compiled, including her modest appearance, her sleeping position on a flight, or her showing up late at many events, to express their frustration at the former beauty queen. In the recent smoking video clip, there were no children, pregnant women or no smoking signs can be seen. However Duyen was bullied into publishing an apology on her Facebook page, saying that she should have been more careful and responsible with such a “socially controversial act”. While many people have expressed sympathy saying that smoking is hardly rare, and felt sorry for her lack of privacy, many people … [Read more...] about Former Miss Vietnam faces huge over-reaction over her smoking