|Miss Ocean Việt Nam 2014 Đặng Thu Thảo works with local and foreign organisers to encourage people to protect the environment and promote the country’s sea tourism. — Photo courtesy of the organiser
HCM CITY— Women from across the country have been invited to take part in Miss Ocean Vietnam 2017, an event to encourage environmental protection.
The contest will feature women aged 18 to 35 who are high school graduates and at least 1.65 metres tall.
The organisers of the beauty event said they had invited a group of experts in the field to select 30 candidates for the contest’s final round in Phan Thiết City.
At the semifinals scheduled in early September, the contestants will compete in the categories of talent, swimsuit, and question-and-answer sessions.
They will also take part in social and charity activities to encourage people, particularly youth, to protect the environment and promote the country’s sea tourism.
American stylist Henri Hubert, who has more than 35 years of experience in fashion, and his staff of Vietnamese designers and models will help lead the contestants during the event.
The final night will take place on October 27 at the outdoor theatre Fishermen’s Show in Phan Thiết.
The winner will receive gifts worth VNĐ3 billion (nearly US$ 132,000).
The contest’s selective rounds will begin in April in Hà Nội and HCM City.
Đặng Thu Thảo, 19, from the Mekong River Delta province of Cần Thơ, was crowned the first Miss Ocean Việt Nam in 2014. — VNS