The opening ceremony of the Mrs. World Pageant 2009 was held at the Imperial Hotel, Vung Tau, on November 7.
The pageant attracted 78 contestants from 67 countries and territories. Two representatives were from the host country, Vietnam, including Mrs. Vietnam 2009 Hoang Thi Yen and the first runner-up Nguyen Thi Thu Ha.
Doan Thi Kim Hong (3rd, L), a representative of the Mrs. World Pageant 2009 organization committee, with contestants at the opening ceremony on November 7. (Photo: SGGP)
After contestants introduced themselves, there were many Vietnamese art performances such as A Dao singing, Hue imperial court music, and a folk music performance.
Five contestants from five continents took part in an exchange with guests and expressed their feelings of attending the pageant.
During the pageant, the contestants will have some contests such as talent, sport, charity activities, and documentary film.
The final night will be broadcast live on Vietnam TV and Star World.
A 20-minute film to introduce Vietnam’s image, people, culture and history will be broadcast on Star World and expected to promote the country to viewers in US and 100 other countries around the world.
Mrs. World Pageant is for all married women, young wives and mothers. It has been held since 1977. The contest aims to honor successful women who have made outstanding contributions in their family and society.
Mrs. World contestants arrive in Vietnam