Organizers Announce Dates for the Viet Nam and Miss Universe Contests

The final round of Miss Viet Nam 2008 will be held at the Hoai River Square in Hoi An from August 18-31, the contest’s organizing board announced at a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City Tuesday.

         Miss Viet Nam 2006 Mai Phuong Thuy

Contests in the North, South and Central regions will take place in late July and early August. A 5,000 seat floating stage with an area of more than 800 square meters will be built for the grand finale, which will be broadcast live on the VTV channel.

Miss Viet Nam 2008 will receive the crown, scepter and VND150 million (US$9,500) and a foreign tour. The prize for the first runner-up is VND80 million (US$5,000) and the prize for second runner-up is VND60 million (US$3,800).

The titles Miss Earth, Miss Sea, Miss Photo, Good Performance Style, Intelligent Manners and Best Ao Dai (traditional dress) will also be awarded at the event.

Miss Universe 2008 will take place at Vinpearl Land in Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa from May 24-31, the organizers, including Ho Chi Minh City Television, Hoan Vu Joint Stock Company and Cat Tien Sa Advertsing Company, announced at separate press conference Tuesday.

By N.C – Translated by Kim Khanh

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