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Miss Sea Vietnam 2013 license revoked before finale

The Performing Arts Agency on June 1 withdrew license of the 2013 Vietnam Sea Queen beauty pageant because the organizers seriously violated the rules.

VietNamNet Bridge - On June 1, the Performing Arts Agency decided to withdraw the license of 2013 Vietnam Sea Queen beauty pageant because the organizers made a lot of mistakes and broke the government regulations on the organization of beauty contests, fashion shows and art performing activities.


The finalists of 2013 Vietnam Sea Queen beauty pageant.

According to the Performing Arts Agency, of the 40 finalists, four contestants did not have personal files, eight others had insufficient records and one had only the application letter.

The organizers could not provide documents related to the qualifier and semi-final rounds of the pageant, the basis for choosing the finalists.

The qualifier round in Hanoi (18/5), Ho Chi Minh City (24/5) and Nha Trang (26/5) took place without the establishment of a judge panel and the issuance of the pageant regulations.

After the preliminary round, the organizers issued a decision to set up a jury on May 28. According to the inspection team, the organizers did not hold the semi-finals in accordance with the original plan that was approved.

In the afternoon of June 1, 40 finalists were at the Hon Tam Resort in Nha Trang City to attend an event for disabled children and prepare for the finale without knowing that the pageant was canceled.

The organizers said they would sue the Performing Art Agency. This morning, June 3, they sent a petition to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The Performing Arts Agency’s chief, Mr. Nguyen Dang Chuong confirmed that the 2013 Vietnam Sea Queen organizing board seriously violated the law and the agency had enough evidence for their violations.

The Vietnam Sea Queen beauty pageant is designed as part of the Sea Festival 2013 in the central coastal city of Nha Trang this June. The competition aims to seek a face to promote tourism of Nha Trang in particular and Vietnam sea tourism in general. The top three contestants of the pageant will become the representatives of Vietnam’s marine tourism in two years.

As the pageant was canceled, Khanh Hoa province authorities have replaced this program by a street carnival.

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