Vietnamese contestant in Miss International top 15


Highly expected to rank highly at the Miss International 2011 pageant, Vietnam's Truc Diem only entered the top 15. Miss Ecuador, Maria Fernanda Cornejo, defeated 66 rivals to become the beauty queen. Truc Diem and Miss International 2011. The final night of Miss International 2011 took place in Chengdu, China on the evening of November 6, with the participation of 67 girls from many countries in the world. Contestants competed in six categories. After the evening gown performance, they showed off their beauty in traditional costumes and swim wear. The jury then announced the top 15 and contestants answered the jury one by one. Vietnam's Truong Tri Truc Diem was named among the top 15 girls, besides contestants from Brazil, Ecuador, Latvia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Netherlands, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. However, she failed to enter the next round. Many people were disappointed with this result because Truc Diem was … [Read more...]

Truong Tri Truc Diem chosen for Miss International


Truong Tri Truc Diem, first runner-up of Miss Vietnam Photogenic in 2005 and Miss Fashion at Miss Earth contest 2007, will represent Vietnam at Miss International 2011 from Saturday until November 6 in Chengdu, China. Diem, who was born in 1987, has vital statistics of 83-60-90 and is 1.74 meters tall. She speaks English fluently and has a photogenic face and radiant smile. Truong Tri Truc Diem will participate in Miss International 2011 beauty pageant in Chengdu, China - Photo: Courtesy of Elite Vietnam … [Read more...]

“Long thanh cam gia ca” triumphs at Golden Kite

Long thanh cam gia ca (A song about a girl who plays zither in Thang Long royal citadel) scooped the Golden Kite awards at Hoa Binh Theater on Sunday night with four awards. The movie about the famous poet, Nguyen Du, defeated three films, Khat vong Thang Long, Canh dong bat tan and Vu dieu dam me to win the best feature at the Golden Kites. The film also took best actor for Dinh Toan in his role as King Le Long Dinh, best script for Meritorious Artist Van Le and best design for artists Nguyen Trung Ngoan and Nguyen Manh Duc. Sadly director Dao Ba Son went home with empty hands as best director went to Luu Trong Ninh for Khat vong Thang Long (Thang Long aspiration). (From L-R) People's Artist The Anh, best actress Lan Ngoc and best actor Dinh Toan and People's Artist Nhu Quynh at the Golden Kite award ceremony in HCMC on Sunday night - Photo; Ly Vo Phu Hung Canh dong bat tan (Floating Lives), a phenomenon at Vietnam's movie theaters last year brought home five awards for the Silver … [Read more...]

Golden Kite Awards spotlight Vietnamese cinema


>> Acclaimed film removed from Vietnamese film contest >> Golden Kite nominations take a look back A film entitled "Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long" won the prize for best film in 2010 at Vietnam's Golden Kite Awards. The award ceremony was held on Sunday at Hoa Binh Theater in Ho Chi Minh City. The delegation of "Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long" received the award for the best film "Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long", or Long thanh cam gia ca, directed by Dao Ba Son tells about the sorrow and love of Great Poet Nguyen Du and his girlfriend named Cam, around the turn of the 18th century. The film also was awarded prizes for editing and costume design. Other films that were recognised with prizes included Canh dong bat tan (Floating lives), directed by Nguyen Phan Quang Binh, Vu dieu dam me (Dance of Passion) by Nguyen Duc Viet and Khat Vong Thang Long (Thang Long Aspiration). The critics award for creativity went to Floating Lives. Lan Ngoc also won Best … [Read more...]

Film on fate of songstress wins Golden Kite award


"Long Thanh cam gia ca" (The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long), directed by Dao Ba Son, won the "Golden Kite 2010" award at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on March 13. The Silver Kite awards went to Vu Dieu Dam Me (Passion Dance), Khat Vong Thang Long (Thang Long Aspiration) and Canh dong Bat tan (Floating Lives). Vu Dinh Toan starring in Long Thanh cam gia ca" won the "Best actor" title and Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc in "Canh dong bat tan" received the "Best actress" award in the Feature Film category. While Vo Thanh Hoa of "Floating lives" and Cao Thuy Duong of "Vu dieu dam me" won best supporting actor and actress, respectively. The organising board, the Vietnam Cinematography Association, also presented Golden Kite awards to video film "Bi thu tinh uy" (Provincial Party Committee Secretary), documentary film "Toi Ac Rung Xanh" (Forest Crime) and 3-D animated film "Nguoi con cua Rong" (Dragon's son). The Golden Kite 2010 awards ceremony was part of the Vietnam Film Day, March … [Read more...]

Vietnam Oscar 2011 go to Lan Ngoc, Dinh Toan


VietNamNet Bridge - Lan Ngoc, leading actress in "Floating Lives" won the Best Actress while Dinh Toan who played King Le Long Dinh in "Thang Long Aspiration" received the Best Actor titles at the Golden Kite Award 2011 ceremony in HCM City on March 13. and Best Actor Awards to Lan Ngoc (red) and Dinh Toan. (photo: VNE) … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s supermodel to compete at Miss International 2010

VietNamNet Bridge - Model Chung Thuc Quyen will go to China on October 21 for the Miss International 2010 pageant. She is the first Vietnamese girl who attends two of the five major beauty contests in the world. Vietnam's costumes at int'l beauty contests "Beauty training centres" in diversity Beauty queens play with movies The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Performing Art Agency licenced Quyen to join the contest on October 8. Quyen, 23, is a professional model with ideal measurements: 1.72m, 82-61-91. She won the Miss Photo title in a beauty contest held by Vietnam Women's Magazine in 2005, Miss Charity and Humanity title at the Miss Tourism Queen International 2008 pageant, the Best Traditional title and the top 15 contestants of the Miss Supernational 2009 in Poland. … [Read more...]

No prize means failure for Vietnamese beauty?


Vietnamese entrants at recent international beauty contests have been criticised for poor performance because they didn't win any titles. But is it fair to blame them? After Vo Hoang Yen left Miss Universe 2009 without any title and the same for Thai Ha at the Miss Tourism International 2009 in China, many people lamented on online forums that Vietnam once again had gained nothing, was still the loser… at international pageants. They also criticised Vietnamese contestants for the way they smiled and posed, etc. Vo Hoang Yen, the Vietnamese entrant at the Miss Universe 2009, said that it was still in the distant future for Vietnam to be a winner at Miss Universe, though she tried her best. "My goal before the final night of Miss Universe 2009 was to show the different image of Vietnamese beauty. That is the modern and dynamic beauty," Yen said after the pageant. Le Diem Ly, deputy director of the Hoan Vu JS Company, which holds the right to send the Vietnamese contestant to … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s biggest fashion show to be held

Some models who will participate at the "Night of models" on May 22 at the White Palace Convention Center. The show gathers over 200 national and international models. (Photo: Courtesy of Venus Fashion)

A fashion show, "Dem hoi chan dai"(Night of models), will be held for the third time on May 22 at the White Palace Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City's Phu Nhuan District, Venus Fashion announced recently. The fashion show is organized by the Venus Fashion, one of Vietnam's leading modeling agencies. The show features 200 models, including Tran Thuy Dung (Miss Vietnam 2008), Cao Thuy Duong (Miss Talent at Miss Sport 2007), Ngoc Oanh (runner-up at Miss Tien Phong Newspaper 2000), Hoang Yen (Gold Supermodel at Supermodel 2008) and Vu Thu Phuong (winner of Vietnam Models 2008). Miss Thailand Universe 2007, Farung Yuthithum, and ten top models from Thailand and Singapore will also grace the catwalk. The highlight of the show is the collection by designer Hoang Hai from Tan Khoa Co. The show also presents some of the newest collections of famous international brands. According to Venus Fashion, the show will be "Impressive, surprising and interesting." The "Dem hoi chan dai" … [Read more...]

Vietnamese beauty wins image award via online poll

Cao Thuy Duong at the Miss International beauty pageant 2008

Viet Nam's Cao Thuy Duong has won the International Image Award in an online poll at the Miss International beauty pageant that reaches its climax in Macau tomorrow. According to the geocities website, Miss Viet Nam garnered 26,776 votes, Miss Sri Lanka got 19,993, and Miss Indonesia 19892. Ms. Duong is also among the top 20 contestants who will vie for the Miss International crown tomorrow. The 21-year-old is a model with the Elite Model Beauty Viet Nam Company and won the "Miss Talent" title at last year's Miss Viet Nam Sport pageant. Miss International is one of the five largest beauty pageants in the world. Its winners will be Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty who will work for world peace. … [Read more...]

Thuy Duong becomes most online favourite beauty at Miss International 2008

The second-time voting for the most online favourite beauty at Miss International 2008 closed at 10pm (local time) on November 5 and the winner was Miss Vietnam Cao Thuy Duong. Of more than 139,550 votes on the website, Miss Vietnam Cao Thuy Duong gained 26,776 votes, equal to 19 percent. She was followed by Miss Sri Lanka (19,892 votes), Miss Peru (19,569 votes) and Miss Ecuador (19,530 votes). Speaking on the occasion, Miss Cao Thuy Duong expressed her special thanks to the support of Vietnamese people around the world. This is a great encouragement to her to enter the next final round. Last year, Miss Vietnam Pham Thi Thuy Duong also won the prize for the most online favourite beauty at Miss International 2007. Source: VOV … [Read more...]

Local beauty rakes in online votes in international contest

Vietnamese beauty Cao Thuy Duong, who is among 67 contestants competing at the 2008 Miss International Pageant in Japan, is now leading in an online vote for the pageant's International Image Award. According to the website, as of 3.00pm on October 27, Duong has 4,288 votes, 41 percent of the total, while Miss Columbia is in second place with 1,320 votes and Miss Zambia is in third place with 1,167 votes. The voting, now in the semi-final round, runs through November 1. The top 15 finalists, which will be announced on November 2, will re-enter the competition for the final round of voting. Duong is also among the top 20 favourite beauties on the website, according to a list updated on October 25. … [Read more...]

Cao Thuy Duong to compete at Miss International 2008

Beauty queen Cao Thuy Duong will represent Vietnam to compete at the Miss International pageant 2008 which will be held from October 19 to November 8 in Japan and Macau, China. Miss International pageant 2008 will see the competition of 67 beauty queens from many countries in the world. The 21 year old Cao Thuy Duong won the Miss Talent and ranked top ten of the Miss Sport Vietnam 2007. The Miss International is one of the five biggest and the most pretigious pageants in the world. Vietnam has joined this contest since 2002. Source: Nhandan … [Read more...]

Beauty Cao Thuy Duong to participate in Miss International 2008

Vietnamese Department of Performing Arts has agreed to send the beauty Cao Thuy Duong to participate in the Miss International 2008 pageant to be held in Japan and China from October 19 to November 8. The contest this year is quite different from others in previous years which just took place in Japan. Miss International 2008 will be organised in multiple venues including Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto in Japan, Hong Kong and Macau (China). Beauty Cao Thuy Duong was listed in the top ten for Miss Vietnam 2006 and won Miss Talent in the Miss Sport Vietnam 2007 contest. During the next contest, Ms. Thuy Duong will join 67 other contestants from around the world in a sightseeing tour of Japan, Hong Kong and Macau (China). Miss International is one of the five largest beauty pageants in the world. Contestants are expected to serve as Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty by showing tenderness, benevolence, friendship, intelligence, ability to take action and most importantly, a great international … [Read more...]

Martial Artist Represents Viet Nam at Miss International

Cao Thuy Duong wins Miss Talent of the Miss Viet Nam Sport in 2007.

Cao Thuy Duong, winner of Miss Talent at last year's Miss Viet Nam Sport pageant, will represent the country in the 48th Miss International beauty pageant in Japan and Macau from October 19 to November 8. She will travel first to Japan and then to Macau to vie for the main title with 67 other beauties from around the world. Designer David Minh Duc has come up with a special ao dai (the traditional Vietnamese tunic) for Ms. Duong to wear on stage while Kelly Bui will provide the casual wear. She will also don evening dresses designed by Hoang Hai. The 21-year-old model, who is contracted to Elite Viet Nam, graduated from Yen Bai Province's Sport College and won a silver medal in Vovinam. Ms. Duong will perform this Vietnamese martial art at the pageant. … [Read more...]

Vietnam to attend Miss Tourism Queen International 2008

Cao Thuy Duong, who won the Elite super model title in the Top Model Casting 2007, will represent Vietnam in the Miss Tourism Queen International 2008 contest scheduled to take place in late March 2008 in Zhengzhou, China. This year's contest is expected to draw 120 participants to compete for two weeks. The final will be held on April 12, 2008. Miss Tourism Queen International was founded in 1949 with the aim of promoting the tourism in the participating nations. … [Read more...]

Tran Thi Quynh crowned Miss Sport Vietnam 2007

Tran Thi Quynh from the northern port city of Hai Phong was named Miss Sports Vietnam at a pageant contest in Hanoi on October 26. Beside the crown, Quynh was awarded VND50 million after successfully beating 19 other candidates in the final round of the Miss Sport Vietnam 2007 pageant contest. Pham Tam Thanh from northern mountainous Tuyen Quang province was the first runner-up and Tran Thi Minh Nhung from central Nghe An province came third. Cao Thi Phuong Lan from central Quang Binh province was named Miss Tourism for having the most beautiful face and traditional long dress. The organizing board also presented special prizes to Nguyen Anh Thu from Hanoi for the most attractive figure, Tran Thi Quynh for winning the Q&A session, Nguyen Thi Hong Diep from Hanoi for wearing the most fashionable sports wear and Cao Thuy Duong from northern Yen Bai province for being the best athlete. … [Read more...]

Tran Thi Quynh Crowned Miss Sport Viet Nam 2007

Miss Sport Viet Nam 2007 Tran Thi Quynh (C), first runner-up Pham Tam Thanh (R) and second runner-up Tran Thi Minh Nhung

Tran Thi Quynh, 21, from northern Viet Nam's Hai Phong City, was crowned Miss Sport Viet Nam 2007 on Friday in Ha Noi. Standing 1.75 meters tall and weighing 54 kilograms, Quynh who boasts 83-64-89 in BWH measurements, triumphed over 37 contestants to nab the coveted title at the final round. Beside being "Miss Sport 2007", Quynh was also selected as the best performing candidate at the interview round. She took home a cash prize of VND50 million. The first runner-up is Pham Tam Thanh from Tuyen Quang Province and the second runner-up Tran Thi Minh Nhung from Nghe An. Other titles including Best Figure, Best Sportswear, Tourism Queen, and Best sports performer went respectively to Nguyen Anh Thu, Nguyen Hong Diep, Cao Thi Phuong Lan and Cao Thuy Duong. Launched since early October, the beauty pageant ended at Ha Noi's My Dinh National Sports Complex yesterday evening. Related aricle: Miss Sports Viet Nam Returns … [Read more...]

No China joy for Truong Tri Truc Diem


Despite being tipped for a top-three finish, Vietnam's Truong Tri Truc Diem only reached the top 15 at this year's Miss International in Chengdu, China. The first runner-up of Miss Vietnam Photogenic in 2005 and Miss Fashion at Miss Earth contest 2007 was popular with the media and some even fancied her for the crown but that honor fell to Maria Fernanda Cornejo from Ecuador. Truong Tri Truc Diem at the coronation in Chengdu, China - Photo: Courtesy of Elite Vietnam … [Read more...]