Young Vietnamese women across the world are invited to participate in the second Miss World Vietnam that is scheduled to take place in Nha Trang city from August 10-21.

According to organisers, all single, high-school graduates at the age of 18-27 who are of Vietnamese origin and can speak Vietnamese are eligible for the beauty contest.

Those women who won other beauty titles last year and this year will be considered to enter the final round if they meet the above-mentioned requirements, said the organisers.

The winner of Miss World Vietnam 2010 will receive gifts worth 500 million dong (26,500 USD), the highest among beauty contests in Vietnam so far and she may be chosen to present Vietnam to compete grand slam beauty pageant this year.

The contest is designed to create a link among Vietnamese nationals, regardless of their culture, religion and geography distance, helping strengthen the national solidarity, the organisers said.

The contest honouring Vietnamese women’s beauty and intelligence is also part of events celebrating the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The organisers said they would start receiving registration forms as of April 25./.