Miss Vietnam national beauty contest kicks off in July hinh anh 1Dang Thu Thao, Miss Vietnam 2012, will judge the Miss Vietnam 2016 contest. (Photo: tienphong.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Miss Vietnam 2016, the biennial national beauty contest, will kick off with qualifying rounds in July while the final round is scheduled to take place on August 27 in HCM City.

As many as 40 contestants will make it to the final round, each entrusted with a charity project. They will present the projects to the judges before directly implementing these.

The entire process will be filmed and broadcast on various TV channels so that the public, too, can judge the contestants, together with the official judging board.

According to the organisers, this year’s contest regulations remain the same as during previous editions. Yet, besides other traditional awards, a new award, Humanity Beauty, will be given to the contestant who comes up with the best charity project.

This year’s winners will take home even bigger cash prizes.

Miss Vietnam will walk away with 500 million VND (22,430 USD); first runner-up, 300 million VND while the second runner-up will bag 200 million VND.

After 14 editions, the contest has emerged as one of the most prestigious national beauty contests that celebrates Vietnamese women’s beauty, appearance, spirit, lifestyle and talent.-VNA