Miss World 2007 Zhang Zilin and Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova will return to Vietnam in May for the charity tour, "Dau chan tu thien" (Footprints of charity), Mr. Hoang Kieu, CEO of the US-based Rare Antibody Antigen Supply (RAAS), announced on April 28. On May 27, the tour will visit and restore some temples in Hanoi and pagodas in the north central coastal province of Thanh Hoa. The restoration work is part of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi celebrations next year. One day later, the delegation will travel to the Red River Delta province of Ha Nam to inaugurate 30 Red Cross offices. Ho Chi Minh City will welcome the beauty queens and the RAAS delegation on May 3, where they will provide 100 new beds to Que Huong Home for Disabled Children. The two Miss Worlds will take part in the inaugurations for 30 houses for the poor families in the Mekong Delta's Province of Hau Giang on June 2, before raising money at a concert for "Vong tay nhan ai" (Compassionate … [Read more...] about Miss Worlds to visit Vietnam
Viet Nam will host the Miss World 2010 Pageant at a modern complex being built on the 1000-star RAAS Island, formerly known as Dam Bay, in the coastal city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province. This was confirmed by Hoang Kieu, CEO of the US-based Rare Antibody Antigen Supply, Inc. (RAAS) at a press briefing on Wednesday evening. The biggest beauty competition to date is expected to feature 130 contestants from as many countries and territories to participate in at least 20 events organized by RAAS and the Miss World Organization, including a parade in Ho Chi Minh City, a fruit festival in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, and the Miss International Sport Pageant in Nha Trang. After being welcomed to Nha Trang, the contestants will quickly move to Ha Noi to participate in the Miss World Ambassadors' Night and could also celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the Thang Long Royal citadel at the My Dinh Stadium. Later they will perform at a charity night in the capital city. In … [Read more...] about Island complex to host Miss World 2010
Miss World 2007 Zhang Zilin and Miss Viet Nam USA 2004 Jennifer Pham spoke with Sai Gon Giai Phong shortly after they arrived in Ho Chi Minh City this morning. Q: What will you do during this trip? And how long are you here for? Zhang & Jennifer: We've come only to promote the first Miss World pageant to be held in Nha Trang in 2010, the first time Viet Nam will host the event. And our role is mainly to appear and talk to the press. We leave the city on October 16, the day after tomorrow. Q: As Miss World 2007, what has been your public role? Zhang: Well, as you know, the role of Miss World is promoting a vision of beauty. But I want to promote my heart. And I guess I have done well. Since the crown given to me, I have participated in various charity works in various countries. Even when after I return the crown later this year, I will continue the charity work on my own. Q: Did the crowning as Miss World change your life? How? Zhang: Yes, absolutely yes. I believe that … [Read more...] about It’s about the heart and the mind, says Miss World
VietNamNet Bridge - So far, the Miss Vietnam in three consecutive times have opted out of the beauty world arena. Three times missing the Miss World pageant However, the winners in the three consecutive Miss Vietnam pageants - Thuy Dung (2008), Ngoc Han (2010) and Thu Thao (2011) have not participated in any international beauty contest. That's not to mention the two beauty queens of the Miss Vietnam Ethnic pageant - Hoang Nhung (2007) and Trieu Thi Ha (2011) who have also not taken part in the world's beauty arena yet. Why? These girls did not want to join international pageants or they were not selected to represent Vietnam at these beauty contests? Manager of Elite Vietnam (the firm that holds the right to choose Vietnamese contestants for international pageants) Thuy Hanh said that Vietnamese beauty queens are not confident enough to attend a big beauty arena such as the Miss World. Miss Vietnam World Diem Huong said that the reasons come from both the beauty queens and … [Read more...] about Misses Vietnam “allergic” to Miss World?
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