RoK pop star Rain to perform in 2016 Miss Vietnam Pageant

The South Korean pop star Rain (also known as Bi) will perform in the final round night of Miss Vietnam beauty contest 2016 which will take place at Phu Tho Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on August 28.

The Korean king of pop music will be onstage together with local singers, such as Toc Tien, Ha Anh Tuan, Noo Phuoc Thinh, Dong Nhi and Miss Vietnam 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, Nguyen Thi Huyen, Mai Phuong Thuy, Tran Thi Thuy Dung, Dang Thi Ngoc Han and Dang Thu Thao respectively.

30 beauties throughout the country will be chosen for the final round. They will participate in a series of sideline events, including taking part in charity projects and selfless acts within their groups.

They will present their projects and the winner of the best project will receive the Beauty with a Purpose Award.

The winner will earn a cash prize of VND500 million (US$21,000). The crown of Miss Vietnam 2016 is handcrafted from 63 pearls and 3,260 sapphires by 40 artisans in over three month. The crown costs VND 2.2 billion, describing Ho Chi Minh City as the most dynamic and prosperous city in the country. 63 pearls and 3,260 sapphires symbolize 63 provinces and cities, and a 3,260km long coastline in Vietnam.

The first and second runners-up will take away cash prizes of VND300 million and VND200 million respectively.

Started in 1988, Miss Vietnam is one of the most prestigious beauty pageants in the country, aiming to honor knowledge, morality and beauty of Vietnamese women. The winner of the contest will have a chance to be a representative of the country to take part in the international beauty pageants.

Bi/Rain, the king of pop music, is one of rare popular Asian singers who has great effects in the world’s entertainment industry and was chosen as one of the 100 People “Who Shape Our World” by Time magazine. The singer has been one of the most popular South Korean artists in Asia.

He is the face of pop globalism, has ridden the Korean wave, the Asia-wide obsession for that country's pop culture. Bi is the first Asian singer who held two shows entitled "Rainy Day in New York" in 2006 at Madison Square Garden, New York. Both nights were sold out.

B i’s real name is Ji Hoon Jung, was born on June 25, 1982. He has a deep and rich voice, and amazing dancing skills, which was well-known as R&B and Korean pop music with attractive performing style.

Bi has also taken part in roles of TV films, such as Let’s go to school, Sangdoo; Fullhouse; A love to kill, etc.

He received a series of awards in the South Korean and Asian countries, such as the 2004 “KBS Daesang Award” in Korea, the MTV Asia Grand Slam, the “Favorite Artist of Korea” from the 2005 MTV Asia Aid held in Bangkok, “Popular Asian Artist Award” from Channel [V] Thailand, the “Best Buzz Asia Award” during the MTV Japan Video Music Award 2005, the “Best Korean Singer” award in the MTV-CCTV Mandarin Music Honors in Bejing, etc.

The singer/actor has made a screen comeback when he stars alongside Jason Patric, John Cusack and Bruce Willis in the action movie "The Prince."

By Nhu Hoa – Translated by Kim Khanh

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