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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Dang Thi Ngoc Han, a 21 year old arts student from Hanoi, was crowned Miss Vietnam 2010 on Saturday, beating out 36 other contestants from all over the country. "It came as a huge surprise," Han said of her win in an interview with news website VnExpress. "I still think I'm dreaming." Han has been modeling since she was 16 and she won the "Photogenic" title at the Vietnam Model Awards in 2006. She studies at the Hanoi University of Fine Arts. The Miss Vietnam 2010 title comes with a prize of VND500 million and a personal development course. Vu Thi Hoang My, 22, and Dang Thuy Trang, 19, were named first and second runner up respectively during the paegent's closing ceremony, held at the Tuan Chau resort in Ha Long Bay. Many other of the contest's front-runners, including crowd-favorite Huynh Bich Phuong, failed to make the top 10, VnExpress said. The previous winner of the national beauty pageant, Tran Thi Thuy Dung, was caught up in a messy scandal when the public … [Read more...] about Arts student crowned Miss Vietnam
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?