Tuoi Trehas found more flaws plaguing a recent charity auction which could be illegally organized and bidding prices arbitrarily set, among other flops. So far, three auctioned items from the event have yet to find owners since their winning bidders, who bid via mobile phones, failed to show up. Attempts to contact them proved in vain as their cell numbers were non-contactable or fake. But now, Tuoi Tre digs up more blunders. Dinh Gia Dien, CEO of Gia Gia Gemstone Corporation – the event’s organizer – said he only received a permit to organize the event after it was concluded. And the document is a patchy copy, being faxed from Thanh Nien Media Corporation which holds the copyright. Upset price Besides, there are disputes concerning the US$2 million starting price - double its original cost - for a set of four ornamented wooden figurines in the shapes of a dragon, a unicorn, a tortoise and a phoenix (tu linh hoi tu). The item’s manager Nguyen Trung Thanh … [Read more...] about More flaws exposed in Miss Earth’s charity
According to the latest news on Global Beauties, a prestigious website on international beauty pageants, the Miss Earth 2012 pageant may not be organized in Vietnam, but in Thailand or the Philippines.Vietnam to build $10mil theater for Miss Earth 2012 Global Beauties pointed out difficulties in organizing the Miss Earth 2012 in Vietnam. It quoted Nguyen Cong Khe, President of the Thanh Nien Media Corp, as saying that hosting the pageant in Vietnam is not official and still under "discussion." Khe said that there are still talks with the Filipino organizers of Miss Earth, and a permit from the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism must be granted. "With the difficult economic situation that the country is facing, every possible event and its costs must be examined carefully," he added. In early December 2011, the Vietnamese media reported that the Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Khe and Ninh Thuan province's officials signed an agreement with the organizing board of Miss … [Read more...] about Vietnam will not host Miss Earth 2012?
The groundbreaking ceremony of the San Ho (Coral) Theatre, at the cost of over $10 million, will be held in Phan Rang city, Ninh Thuan province on December 10. The work is scheduled to complete next August, to timely host the Miss Earth 2012 pageant. Nguyen Cong Khe, Chairman of the Youth Media Group, the co-organizer of the Miss Earth 2012, said that Ninh Thuan authorities have permitted the group to invest in the $10 million theater. This is a multi-purpose work covering 4 hectares, located in the Thap Cham coastal park of Phan Rang city. The theater can contain up to 2,000 people. It looks like an oyster or a wave. The theater will have a complex of entertainment works, restaurants, shopping malls, etc. According to the investor, the investment capital will be between $10-15 million. The theater will host large events, such as Charming Vietnam, Miss Vietnam or the International U21 Football Tournament, etc. According to Global Beauties, Vietnam will host Miss Earth 2012 … [Read more...] about Vietnam to build $10mil theater for Miss Earth 2012
The beauty pageant opened several days ago and Phan Thi Mo was nominated very late so she could not well prepare for the event. That's the reason that the Performing Art Agency denied to license Mo as Vietnam's representative to the Miss Earth pageant. The Performing Art Agency made the decision on November 22. However, the agency's argument does not please the public because Phan Thi Mo is considered an experienced contestant. Mo was crowned beauty queen of a local beauty contest in 2010, ranked fifth at the Miss Vietnam World 2010 and entered the top ten of Miss Asia USA 2011. Vietnamese contestants often attended international beauty pageants late. Miss Vietnam Nguyen Thi Huyen joined the Miss World pageant when all sub-contestants finished. Miss Vietnam Mai Phuong Thuy also took part Miss World 2006 very late. It is unacceptable when Vietnam does not send its contestant to the Miss Earth 2011 while it will host the Miss Earth 2012. The absence shows the host country's … [Read more...] about Vietnam fails to seek contestant for Miss Earth 2011
The Performing Art Agency has permitted Phan Thi Mo, who was in the top five the Miss Vietnam World 2010 pageant, to participate in Miss Earth 2011. Mo has left Vietnam to the Philippines today, November 24. Only two days ago, this agency refused to license Mo to represent Vietnam at this beauty pageant, reasoning that the pageant opened for several days and Mo was nominated late so she could not prepare well for the competition. Explaining about the change, Nguyen Thanh Nhan, from the Performing Art Agency, said: "Our agency initially denied to grant permission to Phan Thi Mo because her file was submitted four days after the contest began. However, the organizer committed that it is no problem for the Vietnamese contestant to join the contest a little late. So our agency has granted the license." Mo is 21 years old. She is 1.72m tall, 48kg in weight, with body measurement of 80-62-87. She is the last-year student of the Saigon College for Culture, Art and Tourism. She was the … [Read more...] about Phan Thi Moi finally licensed to attend Miss Earth