|Leggy: Tran Ngoc Lan Khue won the Viet Nam Supermodel 2013 contest on Sunday night. — Photo giaoduc.net.vn
HCM CITY (VNS)— After beating off 24 other competitors at the hotly contested finale of the Viet Nam Supermodel 2013 event on Sunday night, Tran Ngoc Lan Khue from HCM City was awarded the Golden Prize.
The 1.76m-tall beauty, with body measurements of 83-62-88, is a professional model in the southern city. She managed to go one better after last year winning the Potential Model prize in the same contest, as well as finishing third at the Asian Super Model 2012 contest in Nanning, China.
Khue bagged VND200-million (nearly US$10,000) for her efforts, while the VND150-million Silver Prizes went to male model Tran Minh Trung, and female models Phan Ha Phuong and Nguyen Minh Tu.
Three Bronze Prizes were given to male model Vo Ngoc Canh and female stunners, To Uyen Khanh Ngoc and Pham Thi Thu Thuy. Although the Best Body prizes belonged to Nguyen The Anh and Tran Thuy Linh, the Stylishness prizes were awarded to Bui Quang Tuan and Lai Thi Thanh Huong.
During the final at HCM City's Phan Dinh Phung Gymnasium, 25 finalists, comprising 15 female and 10 male models, staged fashion collections featuring ao dai (traditional dress) and sportswear.
In addition, they also presented two collections featuring applied fashion and catwalk designs by Vietnamese famous designer Cong Tri.
Before competing at the final, the 25 contenders were required to showcase their modelling skills through dancing, acting and photo shoot challenges.
Designer Cong Tri, supermodel Vo Hoang Yen, fashion creative director Henri Hubert and the UK-based model Jessica Minh Anh, were among the contest's judges. — VNS