Still unanswered questions about Miss Vietnam scandal The organizers of Miss Vietnam admitted to errors made but stood behind this year’s Miss Vietnam, Tran Thi Thuy Dung, Tuoi Tre reports. However, when asked about the scandal, Duong Xuan Nam, the head of the organizing team, did not provide reasonable answers. Nam said at the press conference on September 5 that the present Miss Vietnam did not violate the regulations. Even though the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism regulations specify that only high school graduates are allowed to take part in the contest, the Miss Vietnam 2008 website says high school students, such as Dung, are also acceptable. Nam added that the draft regulation on the website had been public for more than three months without any objections being raised and the organizing staff thought it was acceptable. He did allow that the staff erred in applying the new regulation without any permission from the higher official office. The press briefing upheld … [Read more...] about Still unanswered questions about Miss Vietnam scandal
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The winner of the Miss Vietnam pageant which will be held in August in the central city Danang will receive a smaller cash prize due to economic downturn. According to the organisers, the cash prize will be reduced to VND300 million (USD14,000), down from last year's VND500 million (USD24,000). The organisers also allow the hosts Danang to hold a small beauty contest to choose their own representative. Miss Vietnam this year will walk away with a crown and VND300 million, with the runner-up receiving VND150 million (USD7,000) and third placed contest getting VND100 million (USD4,800). The contest also give a VND30 million (USD1,400) award for winners of the Miss Talent, Beach Beauty or Miss Ao dai categories. At the press conference on June 5, the organisers fielded questions related to recent scandals that have blighted Vietnam's pageant and modeling industry, including nude photo scandals and prostitution rings. Answering the question why the winners receive little … [Read more...] about Miss Vietnam winner prepares for penny-pinching prize
The refusal of leading Vietnamese Miss World Contestants since 2008 has led people to question their excuses for not competing. Public skepticism has arisenaround the leading Vietnamese candidates for the Miss World BeautyPageant as a result of the flat out refusal of the leading contenders toparticipate. One might think that the mereparticipation in the most prestigious pageant in the world would beconsidered an honour for any potential contestant. Surprisingly,however, for the better part of a decade those who were most qualified,and even those who were asked to represent Vietnam for Miss World haveconsistently turned down the opportunity. They have given variousreasons, but the public has become perplexed, questioning the veracityof the potential contenders' excuses. The question looming in the air iswhy such an apparent honour is really being turned down so often. This year Miss Sports 2012, Lai HuongThao, was selected to compete only after several other candidates … [Read more...] about Is Miss Vietnam afraid of the Miss World pageant?
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) has stated that it had never announced to withdraw the Miss Vietnam title of Mai Phuong Thuy. The Ministry said that it would assign a specialized agency to check Thuy’s photos before making the final decision. Mai Phuong Thuy’s ao dai photo shoots, which were taken four years ago,appeared on an online newspaper on February 3. The photo collectioncaptured Thuy donning a sleek and transparent white ao dai in differentsexy poses. The shoot, 10 black and white photos of Thuy, accessorized withVietnamese “non la” (cone hat) and symbolic lotus flowers, was done byphotographer Quoc Huy. A number of netizens have strongly criticized the photos, saying Thuy’stoo erotic poses damaged the traditional and beautiful image of ao dai.Some said she only used the dress to show off her body’s curves. However, another group of commentators praise Thuy’s body, arguing thatthe photos have captured the … [Read more...] about Culture Ministry to consider photo scandal of Miss Vietnam 2006
Miss Vietnam 2014 Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen has been widely criticised after a video showed her smoking in a coffee shop was posted online.Duyen, 20, who has never been popular with the public over the past two years since receiving the title, is now being called to give up her title after the video was posted. The smoking ‘incident’ has been added to the list her detractors have compiled, including her modest appearance, her sleeping position on a flight, or her showing up late at many events, to express their frustration at the former beauty queen. In the recent smoking video clip, there were no children, pregnant women or no smoking signs can be seen. However Duyen was bullied into publishing an apology on her Facebook page, saying that she should have been more careful and responsible with such a “socially controversial act”. While many people have expressed sympathy saying that smoking is hardly rare, and felt sorry for her lack of privacy, many people … [Read more...] about Former Miss Vietnam faces huge over-reaction over her smoking