VNTM returns with exciting new features
By Kieu Giang in HCMC
|The four judges of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2012 gather for the new season – Photo: Kieu Giang|
Vietnam’s Next Top Model (VNTM) is back. The reality show marked its hugely-anticipated third season with a glitzy press conference on Wednesday at Grand Palace in Tan Binh District.
The event had the participation of VNTM 2010 and 2011 winners Khieu Thi Huyen Trang and Hoang Thi Thuy and also runners-up Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan, Nguyen Thi Tra My and Le Thi Thuy.
The judging panel, which consists of former supermodel/host Xuan Lan, photographer Pham Hoai Nam, make-up artist Nam Trung and designer Do Manh Cuong, also had a few tongues wagging.
This year, the show will be filmed at new venues such as the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Au Co Yatch in Halong Bay and The Vista luxury apartment will be the models’ home during the contest in HCMC.
Contestants’ bedrooms will be designed with typical features of leading fashion capitals such as New York, Paris, Tokyo and Milan. With sponsors BeU Models and Cosmopolitan Vietnam magazine, the top five finalists have a chance to take part in model castings in New York, join photo shoots with foreign teams and receive a training course with Tyra Banks, former
supermodel and creator of America’s Next Top Model.
The winner of this year’s contest will receive a cash prize of VND200 million, a two-year contract with BeU Models agency worth VND1 billion, a White Diamond Membership worth VND300 million for two years at all California Fitness & Yoga Centers, a short training course in Tokyo and she will be on the cover of Cosmopolitan Vietnam magazine.
The first episode of the new season will be on VTV3 at 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 19 and will be repeated on other channels like VTV4 and Style TV.