Fashion and Life August show

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VietNamNet Bridge ' Supermodel Thanh Hang appeared as the vedette in several collections at the '"Fashion and Life'" August show in HCM City on August 23. Some designs at the show: … [Read more...]

Well-known designer introduces Haute Couture collection

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VietNamNet Bridge - Cong Tri has presented his Haute Couture collection in the exhibition "Origin Passion and Beliefs" in Italy. Supermodel Thanh Hang once again joined the famous designer to introduce the collection inspired by the magical beauty of water. "Water has limitless power potential and it is indispensable in our lives," Cong Tri said. In this collection, Cong Tri used the techniques of traditional crafts to create contemporary and traditional products. Cong Tri was recently honored as one of the top 100 designers who meet international haute couture standards. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines January 6

A 19th century shipwreck discovered in 2012 in the Lo River in the northern city of Tuyen Quang is now being removed from the river.

Binh Thuan to host Miss Vietnam Ocean The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has authorised Binh Thuan province and the Vo Viet Chung Company to organize Miss Vietnam Ocean 2014. The inaugural beauty contest is part of Blue Ocean World's campaign to protect the marine environment. The pageant will run from now until May 23. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are hosts for the qualifying and semifinal rounds before the final unfolds in Binh Thuan province's Phan Thiet City. Designer Vo Viet Chung, head of the pageant's organising board, detailed plans to register it at international levels and the intention to make it an annual event. If successful, Vietnam would host any World Miss Ocean competitions and be recognised as its founder like the Philippines with Miss Earth and the US with Miss Universe. Chung revealed the pageant's jury will include journalist Nguyen The Than; a former Vice Director of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism; and actressLy Nha Ky. Miss … [Read more...]

Zing Music Awards perform again all hit songs in 2013

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Zing Music Awards will be organized at Hoa Binh Theater and be broadcasted live on website tv.zing.vn in the evening of January 7, with the aim to honor composers, singers and music bands who have made outstanding contribution to Vietnamese music in 2013 Accordingly, composer Duc Tri and Nguyen Hai Phong will play important role as two directors of this music program, who are expected to bring fresh air for the event. Besides, nine hit songs of Vietnam music industry in 2013 also will be performed again in the gala. During the program, the gala also will welcome the attendances by beauty queens as Mai Phuong Thuy, Huong Giang. Truong Thi May, supermodel Thanh Hang and actor Khuong Ngoc, Quach Ngoc Ngoan, Tran Thanh. … [Read more...]

Hospitality school student wins model contest

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Mau Thanh Thuy (left) and Vu Tuan Viet (right), two shortlisted contestants, wait with bated breath for the jury's decision.— VNS Photo Van Dat HCM CITY (VNS) — Freelance model Mau Thi Thanh Thuy has won Viet Nam's Next Top Model 2013, beating Le Van Kien, Cha Mi and Tuan Viet in the final round. The event was broadcast live on Viet Nam Television from HCM City's Rach Mieu Sport Complex on Sunday night. The 20-year-old model, who was more confident than the other three contestants in both the catwalk and photo shoot on the stage, organised by British photographer Lee Powers, has improved her chances of becoming a professional model and entering the international fashion industry. Jay Alexander, catwalk expert during 18 seasons of America's Next Top Model contest, agreed with Vietnamese jury persons - supermodel Thanh Hang, fashion designer Do Manh Cuong, and makeup expert Nam Trung - that Thuy's confidence during her performance makes her a winner, not only in this contest but in … [Read more...]

Mau Thanh Thuy crowned Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2013

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(VOV) -Mau Thanh Thuy, a 22-year old student from Ho Chi Minh City, won the championship title of Vietnam's Next Top Model 2013 contest in its final round on December 22. Thuy is 1.78m, weighs 56kg, and measures 81 - 65 - 92. She is a student of the Vietnam Australia Advanced College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Her brilliant performance left a deep impression on the jury board and audiences, as well as foreign designers and photographers from Singapore and France. The runner-up, Tuan Kiet, also showed his outstanding performance during photo shoots in the final round with two other candidates - Van Kien and Cha Mi. The jury members included supermodel Thanh Hang, fashion designer Do Manh Cuong and creative director Nam Trung. Jay Alexander, a leading expert in catwalk who has sat on the jury of America's Next Top Model for 18 times was invited as an honourable guest on this occasion. Here are some photos at the December 22 final round in HCM City: … [Read more...]

What’s a pound of flesh worth?

Singer Ngoc Son recently told an online website he had insured his virginity for US$1 million, but many doubt the authenticity of the statement. Photo: Doc Lap

Ngoc Son, a famous singer for nhac vang, the "cheesy" yet popular music genre in Vietnam, recently made himself a laughing stock after telling the press he had insured his virginity for US$1 million. "Really, I have never lost my virginity. "I'm really serious about relationships. I will save my virginity for only one: my future wife." Many said that the 43-year-old singer was just a has-been trying to attract attention, since he has always been rumored gay and in the past he had involved in some sexual scandals. But his statement raised the question whether Vietnamese celebrities in the show business are really interested in insuring their body parts. When asked about this, many celebrities boasted that they did insure their "assets" but they could not reveal details of their insurance contracts. Models Vu Hoang Diep and Ha Vy both told the press their legs are worth $50,000. Dancer Linh Nga is also rumored to insure her legs. By when asked about details of the contracts, they … [Read more...]

2013 Vietnam’s Next Top Model to be on air next month

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The 2013 Vietnam's Next Top Model's will be broadcast on TV next month, featuring the competition of 18 top finalists including 9 male and 9 female contestants chosen on September 9. This is the first year the contest has welcomed male contestants, besides female participants like previous years. The change was made after the 20th season of the original America's Next Top Model opened to female models this February. This is the first season of America's Next Top Model to feature male contestants. With its audition round kicked off in August, this season attracted 1,200 participants, the highest number of contestants so far. Fashion designer Do Manh Cuong and makeup specialist Nam Trung, previous season's judges, stay on the jury this year. The board has welcomed two new judges, supermodel Thanh Hang, and famed Australian catwalk coach Adam Williams. The winner will receive a prize of up to VND2 billion (US$95,080). The top candidates will also have chances to get trained in … [Read more...]

2013 VN’s Next Top Model to be on air next month

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The 2013 Vietnam's Next Top Model's will be broadcast on TV next month, featuring the competition of 18 top finalists including 9 male and 9 female contestants chosen on September 9. This is the first year the contest has welcomed male contestants, besides female participants like previous years. The change was made after the 20th season of the original America's Next Top Model opened to female models this February. This is the first season of America's Next Top Model to feature male contestants. With its audition round kicked off in August, this season attracted 1,200 participants, the highest number of contestants so far. Fashion designer Do Manh Cuong and makeup specialist Nam Trung, previous season's judges, stay on the jury this year. The board has welcomed two new judges, supermodel Thanh Hang, and famed Australian catwalk coach Adam Williams. The winner will receive a prize of up to VND2 billion (US$95,080). The top candidates will also have chances to get trained in … [Read more...]

Three local winners of Taiwan Excellence Cares contest

Taiwan Excellence's ambassador/supermodel Thanh Hang (3rd, L) and Tseng Hsien Chao (1st, L), director of the Commercial Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Offi ce in HCMC and Timothy W.D. Tso (R), director of TAITRA Vietnam with the three winners of the charity campaign - Photo: Kieu Giang

Kieu Giang The award ceremony was held on Wednesday in District 1 where local media listened to the winners' presentations on projects to use Taiwanese products to help HIV-infected and disadvantaged children and orphans to improve their lives and knowledge. Each winner will receive US$10,000 in products to carry out their ideas and US$2,000 in cash and a round trip ticket from HCMC to Taiwan to participate in a press conference in Taipei next month in the framework of the Taiwan Excellence Cares campaign. The first phase of the campaign helped raise over US$9,200 for social activities in Vietnam. The second phase saw 20 finalists' charity initiatives voted for by over 400,000 people nationwide on the program's website. The trio then entered the third phase which sees them turn their projects into reality with the support of Taiwan Excellence Cares organizers. The campaign, organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and TAITRA, is launched in Taiwan, China, India, Indonesia and … [Read more...]

Supermodel Thanh Hang hosts Vietnam’s Next Top Model

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VietNamNet Bridge - The organizing committee of Vietnam's Next Top Model (VNTM) 2013 on Thursday announced popular supermodel/actress Pham Thanh Hang will host the fourth season of the reality television model search. After winning the Miss Photo Vietnam title in 2002 aged just 19, Hang has been known as the most progressive model on the catwalk. Recently, she was a board member of Vietnam's Model Association. She has also played leading roles in numerous TV dramas and movies. "I have watched VNTM since the first season where potential models have been found for the local fashion industry. I am proud to host this show and strongly believe that I can inspire and teach the younger generations of models with my knowledge and passion for fashion. I hope audiences will support me in this new position," said Thanh Hang in a statement. VNTM 2013 will open for contestants aged between 18 and 25 at a height of 1.70m for females and 1.75m for males on August 12 at the Grand Palace … [Read more...]

Flying Finn visits HCMC

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Quoc Hung The Flying Finn's visit was to kickstart the "Join the Pact" campaign which calls on people to commit not to drive after drinking initiated by Diageo Vietnam. High-profile actor Johnny Tri Nguyen, supermodel Thanh Hang, MC Phan Anh and singer Thu Minh also joined the event to experience the Caparo T1 sports car together with Hakkinen at Phu My Hung Urban Zone in District 7. Vietnam is the latest destination of the F1 champion after visiting 30 countries from South America to Asia-Pacific. … [Read more...]

2012’s best models named

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(VOV) - Hoang Thuy and Le Thuy have received 2012's "Best Model Awards" in recognition of their tireless contributions to Vietnamese fashion. Vietnam's Next Top Model to premiere on VTV3 The pair were honoured during the 2012 "Best People Awards" ceremony organised by F Magazine in Ho Chi Minh City. Hoang Thuy, a student at Hanoi Architecture University, became a young professional model after winning Vietnam's Next Top Model 2011. Apart from regular appearances in fashion magazines, on televised gameshows and talkshows, and at important domestic and foreign events, she has dedicated large amounts of time to learning foreign languages as a way of furthering her international fashion career. Le Thuy, who finished in the top 3 of Vietnam's Next Top Model 2011, was also acknowledged for her dedication to the nation's fashion. The ceremony gave the 2012 "Best Style Award" to supermodel Thanh Hang. "Best Photographer Award 2012" was won by photographer An Le. Fashion … [Read more...]

Top model Hoang Yen to be penalized for wearing topless skirt

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VietNamNet Bridge - Supermodel Vo Hoang Yen was summoned to the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to explain about her topless incident at the fashion show on December 20. The Deputy Director of HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Do Hoang Nam, said that several costumes performed in the "Passion and Convergence" show, including the design introduced by Hoang Yen, were not presented in the rehearsal show for censorship. … [Read more...]

Top model Hoang Yen penalized for wearing topless skirt

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VietNamNet Bridge - Supermodel Vo Hoang Yen was summoned to the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to explain about her topless incident at the fashion show on December 20. The Deputy Director of HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Do Hoang Nam, said that several costumes performed in the "Passion and Convergence" show, including the design introduced by Hoang Yen, were not presented in the rehearsal show for censorship. … [Read more...]

Famous fashion designer releases photo book

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VietNamNet Bridge - Top models and celebrities appear in a photo book by well-known fashion designer Do Manh Cuong. Do Manh Cuong will debut the book, named "The Muse," on December 18. This is a joint work by Cuong and young photographer Milor Tran. They spent one year to make this product. The book includes the unique designs by Cuong, which have ever been made public, performed by the leading models and artists of Vietnam, such as supermodels Thanh Hang and Hoang Yen, actress Tang Thanh Ha, actress-model-singer Ngo Thanh Van, dancer Linh Nga, etc. This book commemorates the five year journey with fashion of Do Manh Cuong. … [Read more...]

Fashion and Passion show

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VietNamNet Bridge - The latest collections by famous designers were introduced at the "Fashion and Passion" show in HCM City on November 23. … [Read more...]

Blazing meteors fizzle out fast

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Many Vietnamese child actors have shone in their first roles only to fade into obscurity. Vu Long stars in the children’s series Kinh van hoa (Kaleidoscope) … [Read more...]

Tet films run the gamut

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Kicking off last week, this holiday season's Tet films celebrate love, lament loss, and are filled with both tears and laughs. With a range of genres represented - comedy, romance, action and drama - there are pros and cons to this year's Tet holiday films Giai cuu than chet (Hot Kiss 2), Dep tung centimet (Beautiful by the Centimeter) and Huyen thoai bat tu (Legend Is Alive). Giai cuu than chet (Hot Kiss 2) Giai cuu than chet (Hot Kiss 2) is the highly anticipated sequel to Nu hon than chet (Kiss of Death), Vietnam's highest grossing film ever, which also won the silver prize at the 2007 Canh Dieu Vang (Golden Kite) awards, Vietnam's answer to the Oscars. … [Read more...]

Thanh Hang impresses Milano Fashion Show

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(VOV) - Supermodel Thanh Hang was chosen to be the lead model at the Milano Fashion Show Fall-Winter 2012, which was held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 21. Model contestants show off "Pop Art" style Several other well-known models also participated in the event: … [Read more...]