Viet Nam Attends Miss World Pageants

                  Nguyen Thi Huyen

Nguyen Thi Huyen and Vu Huong Giang are Vietnamese ladies who attended in two consecutive pageants - Miss World 2004 - 2005.

Nguyen Thi Huyen

A journalism student named Nguyen Thi Huyen became Miss Viet Nam 2004, winning a national beauty contest which promoted both beauty and knowledge.
Huyen, first-year student at the Ha Noi Sub Institute for Journalism and Propaganda, outperformed and outsmarted in the final round of the 16-year-old pageant held in an open-air stage in the resort islet of Tuan Chau, Ha Long city, northern Quang Ninh province.
The 19-year-old student from the capital city of Ha Noi not only showed her shapely figure with bust-waist-hip measurements of 84-60-91 cm, but also her wisdom when tactfully answering a question raised by the contest's judges about the fact that many beauty contest winners become goodwill ambassadors of the United Nations (UN).

  Nguyen Thi Huyen

"The purpose of beauty pageants is to honor the beauty of women, not only their physical beauty, but also their intellectual beauty. The fact that many beauty queens have become the UN's goodwill ambassadors should be promoted so that the beauty and the virtue will cast a more brilliant light over life, making it better and better," the 1.72-meter girl replied to the question.
With the reply, the 54-kg student, who loves nature and wants to be a good journalist, won a prize for having the best answer. Besides, she got the title Miss Best Complexion.

Miss Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Huyen was chosen as one of the fifteen semifinalists in the Miss World 2004. A total of 107 beauties attended the contest, which took place for three weeks on China’s Hainan Island.

Vu Huong Giang

Vu Huong Giang

Vu Huong Giang, originally of Ha Noi but now a student of La Trobe University, Melbourne, is representing Viet Nam in the Miss World pageant.  The 20-year-old was named Miss Talent and “Congeniality” at the Miss International Tourism contest, held in Malaysia in late 2003.

One of the 15 most talented beauties selected by the Miss World 2005 organizers, Giang enters the competition hoping to represent her country as a finalist. The televised final took place in China on December 12.

The Ha Noi-born beauty revealed she wakes up at 5am everyday to exercise and hone her catwalk and dance skills for the talent show.

Giang performed the Chim Cong (peacock) dance choreographed by Chu Thuy Quynh at the Miss World 2005 Talent Show, which garnered major applause from the audience.

Giang brought a silver xich lo, a Vietnamese tri-cycle, with her to the contest to be offered in a charity auction.

   Vu Huong Giang

The Miss World contest has 103 contestants from six different regions of: Asia Pacific, Africa, America, North Europe, South Europe and Caribbean. In the final, winners of three Fast Track events including Miss Talent, Miss Beach and Miss Humanity will join 12 continental winners with two from each region. Then it is down to the judging panel to make their final deliberations and name the six continental winners, one of whom will be crowned Miss World.

Source: TN - Compiled by Van Hanh

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