The Miss ASEAN TV Charming beauty pageant 2011 will be held on March 7, 9 and 12 at the Ho Chi Minh City Television Theatre.
|Actress Van Trang will host the ASEAN TV Charming 2011 contest.|
Vietnam will play host to 20 participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Each country is entitled to send two contestants for the competition, who are either singers, dancers, models, broadcasters or editors.
Candidates will compete in four categories including a traditional costume show, a talent performance, an ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) show and a formal evening wear show at the finale.
Broadcaster Thanh Phuong and actress Van Trang are representing Vietnam.
Prizes include one first prize worth US$3,000, one second prize worth $2,000 and one third prize worth $1,500. In addition, there are five consolation prizes, each worth $800.
The competition will not only test the beauty and grace of the contestants, but will also serve as an opportunity for the women to demonstrate their knowledge, aptitude for public speaking and passion for their work in television.
The contest will also offer an opportunity to the contestants to learn more and gain experience in a variety of production fields.