Beauty contests to be held in national tourist hotspots

Miss Vietnam 2010 pageant will be held in the world heritage site of Ha Long Bay, according to a nod issued by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to Quang Ninh Province Committee and Tien Phong Newspaper on Sunday.

Nguyen Thi Huyen (C) wins Miss Vietnam 2004 in the nothern province of Quang Ninh.
The short-list round and semifinal will take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The final round will be held in Quang Ninh’s Ha Long City.

After the success of the Miss Vietnam 2004 pageant, it is the second time the beauty contest is organized in the world heritage site.

In related news, the ministry has also allowed the central province of Khanh Hoa to host the Miss World Vietnam 2010 beauty pageant in Nha Trang beach city from May 20-August 30.

The qualifying round for contestants from Vietnam will take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Beauties from the American region and Europe will respectively compete in the U.S and the UK.

Young ladies from the SNG countries will gather in Russia and the Republic of Korea will be a venue for those living in Asian countries.

The final round of the second pageant will be once again organized in Vinpearl Land Resort and Spa from August 10 to 22 by the provincial People’s Committee and Vinpearl Land Tourism Joint Stock Company. .

The winner Miss World Vietnam will receive a cash prize of VND500 million (US$25,000). The first was held in 2007 and Ms Ngo Phuong Lan was the winner.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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