Models Phan Hoang Thu and Nguyen Dieu Linh will represent Vietnam at the 2013 Asia Supermodel Contest in Nanning, China from July 1-15.

The two models were selected by Elite Model Vietnam with the approval of the country’s Department of Performing Arts.

Thu, a fashion design graduate who is 1.72m tall, was awarded first prize and crowned Miss billing at 2012r’s Future Star Model Seeking Contest.

Linh, also 1.72m tall, graduated from the Hai Phong Vocational College of Tourism and Service. She won second prize and was crowned Miss Photogenic in the Future Star event last year.

The 2013 Asia Supermodel Contest will draw contestants from 15 Asian countries including China, Japan, the Republic Korea, Thailand and India.

It will be broadcast on CCTV channel to an audience of 400 million people in China, Vietnam and Thailand.
Last year, Vietnamese model Tran Ngoc Lan Khue won the bronze cup.

The contest was first launched in 2008.-VNA