Last update 3/30/2012 11:12:52 AM (GMT+7)

Miss Vietnam 2012 to be held in Da nang
VietNamNet Bridge - The central city of Da nang will host the final round of the Miss Vietnam 2012 pageant this August, to choose Vietnam’s representative at international beauty contests.

Miss 2008 Thuy Dung, a Danang's girl.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has permitted the Tien Phong newspaper and the Da nang authorities to jointly hold the pageant this year.

This will be the first time that the central city hosts the national beauty contest. In 2008, Da nang’s Thuy Dung was crowned Miss Vietnam in Hoi An town, Quang Nam province.

According to Tien Phong newspaper, the qualifier round will begin in April throughout the countries. The semi-final round will take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to select the best candidates for the final.

The organizing board says that Da nang is selected because this is a famous tourism city in Vietnam. Organizing the Miss Vietnam 2012 in Da nang will contribute advertising Vietnam’s tourism.

The top three contestants of the Miss Vietnam 2010 pageant.

Initiated by Tien Phong newspaper, Miss Vietnam pageant is held biannually.

The Tien Phong Newspaper also holds the right to organize the Miss Vietnam World pageant, but this is not a periodic event, says the newspaper’s chief editor Doan Cong Huynh.

The current Miss Vietnam is Dang Thi Ngoc Han, 23, from Hanoi.

Thanh Van