Miss Teen Vietnam 2017 launched hinh anh 1Strike a pose: Miss Teen Vietnam 2006 Bao Thy (Source: internet)
Hanoi (VNA) - After a five-year break, Miss Teen Vietnam will return, featuring Vietnam’s talented and beautiful teenagers

Themed Dream to be a Star, the pageant will be held from June to November to find the most talented and beautiful girl who will be crowned Miss Teen Vietnam at the November 11 final. 

"Miss Teen Vietnam 2017 will be held on the largest scale ever," said Nguyen Thanh Hung, head of the organising board. "This year, the organisers want to bring the contest closer to contestants in distant areas who can register online for the qualifying rounds."

Girls from 16 to 19 years old and at least 1.55m tall, including Vietnamese living abroad can enter, excluding those who have undergone plastic surgery and transgender people.

Contestants can register at website http://missteen.vn. The 200 highest vote getters and an additional 100 contestants selected by a jury will enter the second round which will take place in Hanoi, the central city of Da Nang and HCM City from July 30 to August 26. 

The second round will also be held in the Republic of Korea to choose three contestants among Vietnamese students in the country for the third round, held in the RoK along with the top 15 contestants from the second round held in Vietnam.

The third round will be a reality programme featuring the contestants, broadcast on Vietnam Television Corporation (VTC)’s channel 1 and channel 2 at 8pm every Saturday from September 9 to October 14. 

The final 12 contestants will take part in three categories including evening gown; an Ao dai (traditional long dress) performance and question and answer in the final. Prizes up for grabs are Miss Teen 2017 which is worth 300 million VND (nearly 14,000 USD), and 50 million VND for Miss Talent, Miss Beauty and favourite contestant title, respectively. 

Miss Teen Vietnam was held in 2006 for the first time. The pageant is held by the Ministry of Information and Communication’s VTC with support from the Ministry of Education and Training.

"Taking part in Miss Teen Vietnam is an experiment for all young girls," said Miss Teen Vietnam 2006 Bao Thy at the contest launching ceremony on May 26. "It is a chance for contestants to show off their abilities, not only their beauty.”

Bao Thy is regarded as one of Vietnam’s first online stars to crossover to the mainstream successfully. She won the Promising Actress prize at Golden Kite Award by Vietnam Cinematography Association in 2009.-VNA