Forty best-looking women from around the country are showing off their
beauty and talents at the final round of the 2012 Miss Vietnam pageant
from Aug. 14-25 in the central city of Da Nang.
During the first five days of the final, the contestants took part in
swimsuit and talent competitions, the contest’s organising board
announced at a press briefing in Da Nang city on Aug. 20.
The candidates laid wreaths at the Martyrs’ Monument and participated in many social and charitable activities.
Organised by Tien phong (Vanguard) newspaper, the pageant attracted
the participation of over 1,000 contestants aged between 20-22 from all
corners of the country.
The crowned Miss Vietnam
will be awarded a 300 million VND cash prize, with the runner-up
receiving 150 million VND and the third place collecting 100 million
Sidelines awards include Miss Talent, Miss
Beach, Miss Ao Dai, Best Face, Best Skin and Best Hair. Each winner
will receive 30 million VND.
These awards will
be announced at the final night to be held at the Tien Son Sport
Palace, Da Nang city, on Aug. 25.-VNA