Reality bites

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Young audience in northern Vietnam cheer at a Vietnam's Got Talent episode last November. Insiders say Vietnam's public are not familiar with the style of reality shows, that they tend to expect only the gentle and the beautiful things, only to overreact when the bad side of contestants is exposed. … [Read more...]

National Assembly does not settle the case of Got Talent’s contestant

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The National Assembly's function is supervising agencies, not settling specific cases, said the Vice Chair of the NA Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, Ngo Thi Minh. Vietnam's Got Talent contestant complains to National Assembly Contestant Quynh Anh. Minh told VNExpress newswire that she had received the letter of Quynh Anh, a contestant of Vietnam's Got Talent reality show last Friday (February 24). "I was quite surprised because the case was being settled down but the girl dug it up herself," she said. Minh said that her committee is responsible to supervise agencies, not to settle specific cases so Quynh Anh's petition would be transferred to relevant agencies. "I will send a letter to Quynh Anh's family to explain about the committee's right and duty and the process of settling her complaint. Quynh Anh is under 18 so she needs her family's guardianship. The family needs to contact relevant bodies to solve the case," she added. On February 24, 15-year-old … [Read more...]

National Assembly does not settle the case of Got Talent’s contestant

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The National Assembly’s function is supervising agencies, not settling specific cases, said the Vice Chair of the NA Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, Ngo Thi Minh. Vietnam’s Got Talent contestant complains to National Assembly Contestant Quynh Anh. Minh told VNExpress newswire that she had received the letter of Quynh Anh, a contestant of Vietnam’s Got Talent reality show last Friday (February 24). “I was quite surprised because the case was being settled down but the girl dug it up herself,” she said. Minh said that her committee is responsible to supervise agencies, not to settle specific cases so Quynh Anh’s petition would be transferred to relevant agencies. “I will send a letter to Quynh Anh’s family to explain about the committee’s right and duty and the process of settling her complaint. Quynh Anh is under 18 so she needs her family’s guardianship. The family needs to contact relevant bodies to … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent contestant complains to National Assembly

15-year-old contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh has sent a letter to the National Assembly, accusing the organizing board of the Vietnam’s Got Talent of arranging the show, which made her suffer from “spiritual violence.” Vietnam’s Got Talent is not arranged, says organizer Quynh Anh and her mother. On February 24, the website of an international school in HCM City, where Quynh Anh’s mother works, posted the girl’s handwritten letter sent to the National Assembly. The letter accused producers of the Vietnam’s Got Talent reality show of processing Quynh Anh’s performance, entitled “Mother’s Love” in episode 7 of the stage round, marking the 15-year-old contestant look ridiculous to attract public attention. According to Quynh Anh, this scandal has caused “spiritual crisis” to her family and herself and she had to live in fear in 240 hours. Earlier, Quynh Anh’s mother, Mrs. Ngo, told the media that the … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent contestant complains to National Assembly

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15-year-old contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh has sent a letter to the National Assembly, accusing the organizing board of the Vietnam's Got Talent of arranging the show, which made her suffer from "spiritual violence." Vietnam's Got Talent is not arranged, says organizer Quynh Anh and her mother. On February 24, the website of an international school in HCM City, where Quynh Anh's mother works, posted the girl's handwritten letter sent to the National Assembly. The letter accused producers of the Vietnam's Got Talent reality show of processing Quynh Anh's performance, entitled "Mother's Love" in episode 7 of the stage round, marking the 15-year-old contestant look ridiculous to attract public attention. According to Quynh Anh, this scandal has caused "spiritual crisis" to her family and herself and she had to live in fear in 240 hours. Earlier, Quynh Anh's mother, Mrs. Ngo, told the media that the show producer and the organizing board arranged the show for commercial purposes at … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent is not arranged, says organizer

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The organizing board of the Vietnam's Got Talent, the first season, told the media on February 17, that they did not take advantage of contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh to lure the public's attention.Vietnam's Got Talent suspected of being arranged Contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh and her mother. In the 7th episode, which was aired on February 12, the mother of a 15-year-old contestant - Le Nguyen Quynh Anh - "robbed" the microphone to protest the jury on the stage. She said that her daughter is more talented than many other contestants, but the jury rejected the girl. This case has immediately become a hot topic on the local media and online forums. Many people criticized the 15-year-old contestant and her family of "deluding themselves." Many others showed their sympathy to the schoolgirl, saying that the mother feeds her daughter on illusions. The mother, named Ngo, then told the media that the show producer and the organizing board arranged the show for commercial purposes at to … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent is not arranged, says organizer

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The organizing board of the Vietnam’s Got Talent, the first season, told the media on February 17, that they did not take advantage of contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh to lure the public’s attention.Vietnam’s Got Talent suspected of being arranged Contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh and her mother. In the 7th episode, which was aired on February 12, the mother of a 15-year-old contestant – Le Nguyen Quynh Anh – “robbed” the microphone to protest the jury on the stage. She said that her daughter is more talented than many other contestants, but the jury rejected the girl. This case has immediately become a hot topic on the local media and online forums. Many people criticized the 15-year-old contestant and her family of “deluding themselves.” Many others showed their sympathy to the schoolgirl, saying that the mother feeds her daughter on illusions. The mother, named Ngo, then told the media that the show producer and the organizing … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent suspected of being arranged

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The family of a contestant said that the producer had arranged the show, the jury is said to be "acting" too much. The Vietnam's Got Talent, the first season, has stirred up the public when the first round is on the air. Jury member Thuy Hanh runs to the stage to hug Nguyen Hoang Anh, 8, from Hai Phong after the boy sang "Little Frog" and danced in Michael Jackson style. The show has attracted the public since its first episodes were broadcast. However, the show has become a hot topic on the media and the Internet after the latest episode, aired last Sunday. In this episode, the mother of a 15-year-old contestant - Le Nguyen Quynh Anh - "robbed" the microphone to protest the jury on the stage. She said that her daughter is more talented than many other contestants, but the jury rejected the girl. This case has immediately become a hot topic on the local media and online forums. Many people criticized the 15-year-old contestant and her family of "deluding themselves". Many others … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent suspected of being arranged

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The family of a contestant said that the producer had arranged the show, the jury is said to be “acting” too much. The Vietnam’s Got Talent, the first season, has stirred up the public when the first round is on the air. Jury member Thuy Hanh runs to the stage to hug Nguyen Hoang Anh, 8, from Hai Phong after the boy sang “Little Frog” and danced in Michael Jackson style. The show has attracted the public since its first episodes were broadcast. However, the show has become a hot topic on the media and the Internet after the latest episode, aired last Sunday. In this episode, the mother of a 15-year-old contestant – Le Nguyen Quynh Anh – “robbed” the microphone to protest the jury on the stage. She said that her daughter is more talented than many other contestants, but the jury rejected the girl. This case has immediately become a hot topic on the local media and online forums. Many people criticized the 15-year-old contestant … [Read more...]

Finger pointing in VN’s got talent should stop

Ngo Thi Minh, deputy head of National Assembly’s Committee of Culture and Education of the Youth said on Monday that 15-year-old Le Nguyen Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure and difficulties in life. Quynh Anh (L) and her mother on the stage of Vietnam's Got Talent Her remarks to the press serve as a reply to a complaint sent to Minh on February 22 by Quynh Anh, an ousted contestant of Vietnam’s Got Talent 2012, adding further fuel to the already controversial story that has grabbed the headlines of mainstreams newspaper, tabloids, and attention and discussion among the netizen community in the past two weeks. In the letter addressing the congresswoman Ngo Thi Minh, the middle school student wrote that the show’s producers had intentionally cut and edited her performance and interviews with her family and turned them into an incompetent yet arrogant and ridiculous family. The dispute started after national VTV3 broadcasts Vietnam’s Got … [Read more...]

Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure: congresswoman

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Ngo Thi Minh, deputy head of National Assembly's Committee of Culture and Education of the Youth said on Monday that 15-year-old Le Nguyen Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure and difficulties in life. Quynh Anh (L) and her mother on the stage of Vietnam's Got Talent Her remarks to the press serve as a reply to a complaint sent to Minh on February 22 by Quynh Anh, an ousted contestant of Vietnam's Got Talent 2012, adding further fuel to the already controversial story that has grabbed the headlines of mainstreams newspaper, tabloids, and attention and discussion among the netizen community in the past two weeks. In the letter addressing the congresswoman Ngo Thi Minh, the middle school student wrote that the show's producers had intentionally cut and edited her performance and interviews with her family and turned them into an incompetent yet arrogant and ridiculous family. The dispute started after national VTV3 broadcasts Vietnam's Got Talent's episode 7 on … [Read more...]

Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure: congresswoman

Ngo Thi Minh, deputy head of National Assembly’s Committee of Culture and Education of the Youth said on Monday that 15-year-old Le Nguyen Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure and difficulties in life. Quynh Anh (L) and her mother on the stage of Vietnam's Got Talent Her remarks to the press serve as a reply to a complaint sent to Minh on February 22 by Quynh Anh, an ousted contestant of Vietnam’s Got Talent 2012, adding further fuel to the already controversial story that has grabbed the headlines of mainstreams newspaper, tabloids, and attention and discussion among the netizen community in the past two weeks. In the letter addressing the congresswoman Ngo Thi Minh, the middle school student wrote that the show’s producers had intentionally cut and edited her performance and interviews with her family and turned them into an incompetent yet arrogant and ridiculous family. The dispute started after national VTV3 broadcasts Vietnam’s Got … [Read more...]

Quynh Anh in VN’s Got Talent could be sued: lawmaker

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Ngo Thi Minh, deputy head of National Assembly’s Committee of Culture and Education of the Youth said on Monday that 15-year-old Le Nguyen Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure and difficulties in life. Her remarks to the press serve as a reply to a complaint sent to Minh on February 22 by Quynh Anh, an ousted contestant of Vietnam’s Got Talent 2012, adding further fuel to the already controversial story that has grabbed the headlines of mainstreams newspaper, tabloids, and attention and discussion among the netizen community in the past two weeks. … [Read more...]

‘America’s Top Models’ smile and pose in Hoi An

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Nyle DiMarco, the latest winner of the ‘America's Next Top Model’ Cycle 22 contest and first ever deaf contestant, along with runner up Mame Adjei recently smiled and posed for the camera in Hoi An. Though the win was a leap forward for 26-year-old Nyle's career, the star says he always places more importance on properly representing the deaf community. He says American Sign Language (ASL) has made him uniquely equipped to express himself using movement, which is very important to modelling. They are in Vietnam to model for the latest autumn/winter 2015 fashion collection of famed designer Do Manh Cuong. "I also hope my win will inspire deaf people to do whatever they want to do in life," he says. "The possibilities are endless!" Mame Adjei is a 23-year-old Ghanaian-American woman and a former Miss USA contestant, who walked away with the fourth runner up spot, which is quite an accomplishment. Both her parents are … [Read more...]

Designer Fashion Week opens in HCM City

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The first Vietnam Designer Fashion Week began last night at the HCM City Television's HTV Studio in District 1. More than 70 clothes for women and men created by young talents such as Hoang Dung, Mac Xuan Nuong, Thanh Thanh of Van Lang University were displayed. The ready-to-wear designs use high-quality materials at reasonable prices. Machio, Cashew and V64 brand names will present their collections of more than 100 designs tonight. Famous designers Do Manh Cuong and Li Lam will introduce their new trends in Celadon City in Tan Phu District on Thursday. New designs by Ha Linh Thu, Anna Vo, Le Ha and An Huong will also be featured during the five-day event. More than 60 fashion models will be included. The event includes two trade exhibitions on Friday and Saturday at Rex Hotel, which offer opportunities for both local fashion houses and designers to promote their brand names and sales. To attract customers, several hundred designs will be displayed and on sale at 10-30 per … [Read more...]

Designer Fashion Week opens in City

Ready for my close up: Model Le Thuy in a design from Do Manh Cuong's latest collection, Love, which will be displayed during Vietnam Fashion Designer Week. — Photo Do Manh Cuong Facebook

HCM CITY (VNS) — The first Vietnam Designer Fashion Week began last night at the HCM City Television's HTV Studio in District 1. More than 70 clothes for women and men created by young talents such as Hoang Dung, Mac Xuan Nuong, Thanh Thanh of Van Lang University were displayed. The ready-to-wear designs use high-quality materials at reasonable prices. Machio, Cashew and V64 brand names will present their collections of more than 100 designs tonight. Famous designers Do Manh Cuong and Li Lam will introduce their new trends in Celadon City in Tan Phu District on Thursday. New designs by Ha Linh Thu, Anna Vo, Le Ha and An Huong will also be featured during the five-day event. More than 60 fashion models will be included. The event includes two trade exhibitions on Friday and Saturday at Rex Hotel, which offer opportunities for both local fashion houses and designers to promote their brand names and sales. To attract customers, several hundred designs will be displayed and … [Read more...]

Cuong’s La Vie En Rose fashion show in US

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VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese designer Do Manh Cuong organized his La Vie En Rose fashion show in Beverly Hills, US on June 14. Related news Do Manh Cuong's new collection to exhibit in US The show is divided into three parts: dresses in pastel colours, dresses in black colour and wedding dresses. All are roses print dresses. In one hour, Vietnamese supermodels such as Truong Thi May, Hoang Yen, Quang Hung and others and foreign beauty queens who are currently working at Hollywood performed Cuong’s latest collection. The event attracts 400 guests, including Vietnamese celebrities: Ngo Thanh Van, Diem My, Ha Kieu Anh, Toc Tien and Khanh My, two foreign beauties: Miss Philippines Universe 2012 Janine Tugonon and Miss Thailand Universe 2007 Farung Yuthithum, and Vietnamese and other residents in the US. Do Manh Cuong is the first Vietnamese designer to introduce his collection in the US in a professional manner. … [Read more...]

Do Manh Cuong’s new collection to exhibit in US

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VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City-based designer Do Manh Cuong will present his latest collection in Beverly Hills, California next month. Cuong will introduce his designs from the collection La Vie en Rose, a combination of modern and traditional elements. More than 20 top fashion models, including Miss Universe 2012 Janine Tugonnon of the Philippines, and movie star Ngo Thanh Van, will be featured. La Vie en Rose was on the catwalk in HCM City last month, leaving a strong impression on fans. Cuong's richly detailed and futuristic, though distinctly Vietnamese, designs were a key ingredient in the show's success. A former student of Mod'Art International Paris, Cuong has become one of the country's most talented contemporary designers. He has been invited to attend fashion shows and exhibitions at home and abroad. VNS … [Read more...]