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Miss Viet Nam pageant nears finale

Update: June, 14/2013 - 08:36
Dressed for success: Contestants taking part in the final round of the Miss Viet Nam pageant in Quang Nam Province's Hoi An City. — VNS Photo Hao Nhien

HCM CITY (VNS)— The final round of the third Miss Viet Nam pageant is taking place in the picturesque city of Hoi An.

During the 16-day event that began on June 11, 64 beauties from 20 ethnic groups have taken in several competitions aiming to highlight costumes, talent in performing arts and sporting events, as well as the ability to answer questions on various subjects.

The contestants have visited famous sites in the central province of Quang Nam, where Hoi An is located, and participated in several charity and social activities.

On June 26, the contestants will enter the grand finale and the coronation night will happen at the Hoi An Theatre.

In the final phase, the beauties will compete in swimwear, traditional costume and evening dress sections.

The jury will then choose five finalists for a question-and-answer session.

Apart from other rewards, the winner will get a VND100 million (US$4,760) cash prize, while the runner-up will take home VND50 million.

This year, the competition attracted more than 1,000 contestants aged between 18 and 28 and at least 1.58m tall. Another eligibility criterion is that they must not have undergone any cosmetic surgery. — VNS

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