Local beauty rakes in online votes in international contest
14:39′ 28/10/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese beauty Cao Thuy Duong, who is among 67 contestants competing at the 2008 Miss International Pageant in Japan, is now leading in an online vote for the pageant’s International Image Award.

Vietnamese beauty Cao Thuy Duong is leading in an online vote for the International Image Award.

According to the website http://www.geocities.jp/intlbeautypageant/vote.html, as of 3pm yesterday, Duong has 4,288 votes, 41 per cent of the total, while Miss Columbia is in second place with 1,320 votes and Miss Zambia is in third place with 1,167 votes. The voting, now in the semi-final round, runs through November 1. The top 15 finalists, which will be announced on Sunday, will re-enter the competition on equal ground for the final round of voting.

Together with other Miss International contestants, Duong was present at a pageant function held in Kyoto last Saturday.

Wearing an innovative ao dai (traditional dress) by designer David Minh Duc, Duong said, “Hello everyone. My name is Cao Thuy Duong. I’m proud to come from Viet Nam — a peaceful country, which also loves peace. I do hope all of you will visit my country to experience the friendliness of the Vietnamese people as well as our natural landscape.”

Duong is also among the top 20 favourite beauties on the website globalbeauties.com, according to a list updated last Saturday.

(Source: Viet Nam News)