A beauty pageant was launched in HCM City on Tuesday to popularise and promote Viet Nam’s tourism industry.
Miss Tourism Viet Nam 2017 contest seeks beautiful women who have good knowledge of Vietnamese culture and history and are interested in introducing their country and people to the outside world.
The competition is open to young women from across the country. Contestants must be between 18 and 26 years old, at least 160cm tall and unmarried.
Its top three winners will get the opportunity to compete in international contests Miss Tourism World, Miss Eco Universe and Miss Tourism Queen International.
The pageant will also hand out awards such as Miss Talent, Miss Ao Dai, Miss Photo and Miss Beach Bikini.
March 12 will be the final night of the contest, which will be held in HCM City.