Miss Vietnam 2020, the biennial national beauty contest, has opened for Vietnamese young women aged between 18 and 27.
Miss Vietnam 2018 Tran Tieu Vy (centre) and the first and second runners-up
The pageant will run from May to August with different rounds to select the winner as well as the first and second runners-up. There will be also awards for Miss Fashion, Miss Sports and Miss Talent.
Tran Tieu Vy, an 18-year-old girl from central Quang Nam province, overcame 42 other finalists to take the crown in 2018.
Bui Phuong Nga, who was born in the central province of Ha Tinh, and Nguyen Thi Thuy An from the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, were the first and second runners-up.
Since its inception in 1988, Miss Vietnam has emerged as one of the most prestigious national beauty contests, celebrating Vietnamese women’s beauty, spirit, lifestyle and talent.
Luong Thuy Linh, Vietnam’s representative who finished in the Top 12 of Miss World 2019, has been named among the Top 25 in the Beauty Of The Year 2019 list as announced by global beauty website Pageantology.
Organised by Tienphong newspaper, the final round of the Miss Vietnam 2020 pageant is scheduled to be held at Phu Tho competition hall in Ho Chi Minh City from July 27 to August 24, 2020.