More than 230 contestants have participated in the northern and southern primary rounds of Miss Vietnam Pageant 2014.
|The crown for Miss Vietnam 2014|
The northern competition has been kicked off from October 20-23.
The panel of judges include poet Le Canh Nhac, Miss Vietnam 2010 Dang Thi Ngoc Han, choreographer Tran Ly Ly, anthropometrist Le Diep Linh, and poet Huu Viet.
The final round of Miss Vietnam Beauty Pageant 2014 will be held in Phu Quoc district of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang from November 26 -December 6.
The winner will receive a cash prize of VND300 million (US$14,000) and a crown worth VND2.5 billion. The first and second runners-up will take away cash prizes of VND150 million and VND100 million respectively.
The crown of Miss Vietnam 2014 is made of white gold, featuring 18 natural pearls and one cultured pearl engraved with the image of ancient Dong Son drum. It has been registered in Vietnam Records for the crown with the biggest cultured pearl and highest number of natural pearls, said organization board.
The organizers will also award titles such as Miss Talent, Miss Beach, Miss Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dress), Miss Beautiful Face, Miss Perfect Skin, Miss Beautiful Hair, Miss Fashion and Most Voted Miss. Each will get cash prize worth VND 30million.
Started in 1988, Miss Vietnam is one of the most prestigious beauty pageants in the country, aiming to to honor knowledge, morality and beauty of Vietnamese women. The winner of the contest will have a chance to be representative of the country to take part in the international beauty pageants.