Miss Việt Nam 2018 Trần Tiểu Vi, a student and fashion model from HCM City, takes part in charity and social activities to help needy children and adults. — Photo courtesy of the organiser
HCM CITY — The national Miss Việt Nam 2020 competition was launched by Tiền Phong newspaper this week.
Young women aged 18 to 26 who are at least 1.65m tall are encouraged to join the event.
The organiser will select 30 candidates who have had no cosmetic surgery for the semifinal rounds, scheduled to be held late this year.
The contestants will compete in the categories of traditional costumes, swimsuits, question-and-answer sessions and evening wear.
They will also take part in two additional competitions highlighting their talent and charity work.
Five finalists will compete for the crown.
The winner will receive VNĐ500 million (US$25,000) in cash and gifts worth several hundred millions đồng, while the runner-ups will take home VNĐ300 million ($15,000) and VNĐ250 million ($12,000).
The organiser will also present awards for Miss Charming Face, Miss Sports, Miss Áo Dài (Vietnamese dress) and Miss Charity.
The winners will represent Việt Nam in global beauty competitions such as Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Earth.
Miss Việt Nam 2018 Trần Tiểu Vi will support contestants during the event.
"We target turning this beauty contest into a charming introduction to the country's culture and lifestyle,” said Lê Xuân Sơn, deputy-in-chief of Tiền Phong newspaper and head of Miss Việt Nam 2020’s organising board.
“We hope our event will encourage young women, particularly those living in remote areas, to live more happily and confidently.”
Miss Việt Nam 2020 will be broadcast live on Việt Nam Television.
Miss Việt Nam began in 1988 and is organised every two years. The contest has encouraged many young women to demonstrate their talent in their careers as well as charity and social activities. — VNS