Miss Universe 2008: working schedule finalised
14:57′ 09/06/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – The organising board of Miss Universe 2008 pageant has completed the working schedule for competitors from June 17 to July 14 in Vietnam.

According to the schedule, international beauties will participate in many fashion shows in big cities of Vietnam. On June 21, they will attend a fashion show and a red-carpet party in HCM City. On June 22, they will model traditional Vietnamese clothes, and on June 24, Vietnamese ao dai. These two events will be aired live.

In the central ancient town of Hoi An, 80 beauties will take part in a street parade on June 25.

In Hanoi, they will join a party called “Ambassadors’ Night”. They will go to Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province after that to take a boat trip and participate in a charity gift auction. During this tour, the NBC channel will shoot a 9-minute clip to advertise Vietnam.

After the tour to Ha Long city, competitors will come back to the coastal city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province to perform in swimsuits on July 2 and prepare for the final night on July 14. From July 2-14, contestants will attend many events in Nha Trang city.

Vietnam has nearly completed preparations for the beauty contest. The press centre has welcomed the first foreign journalists.

Nearly 400 experts of the Miss Universe Organisation (MUO) have been working in Vietnam since late May. The major stage of over 1,000sq.m for Miss Universe 2008 contest in Nha Trang was decorated on June 8 by MUO’s experts.

Vietnamese bamboo trees are the key image to decorate the stage. The stage’s background will be changed continuously with Vietnam’s symboles, from Thap Rua (Turtle Tower) to Khue Van Cac in Hanoi, from Dong Son bronze drums to Nha Trang sea and Ha Long Bay and Vietnam’s images captured by NBC cameramen.

The major stage will be completed before June 30 to serve training activities for over 80 competitors from July 2-7.