|Nguyen Thi Le Hang (centre), the 2014 Elite Model Look Vietnam winner.
– VNS Photo Sunny Rose
HCM CITY (VNS) – Dang Thi Le Hang, 21, the 2012 Miss Vietnam, has won the first Elite Model Look.
In the final last Saturday the freelance model walked away with a cash award and prizes worth a total of VND600 million (US$27,270), and will represent Viet Nam at the international Elite Model Look contest to be held in Paris in November.
Pham Thi Kim Thi finished second and Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh was third.
The jury comprised Nguyen Thi Thuy Nga, the general director of Elite Vietnam, global fashion professional Henri Hubert, and model Ha Anh.
The contest featured a regional and a national round before the finals. The 20 contestants who made it to the final underwent a 10-day training course.
Elite Model Look (known as Look of the Year from 1983 to 1995) is held in around 70 countries to discover and launch female models in the international fashion marketplace.
Each year it attracts some 350,000 participants, with selections being held in more than 800 cities. – VNS