Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 set to shine
Thuy Linh, one of the contestants of Miss Universe Vietnam 2008

More than 100 candidates will compete for the crown of Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 slated to take place from May 24-31 in Nha Trang Town’s Vinpearl Land, the event hosts announced.

Organized by Ho Chi Minh City Television, Unicorp., and Cat Tien Sa Company, the semifinal round of the beauty contest is scheduled for Saturday.

Contestants will perform in categories of Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dress), swimsuits, and evening gowns.

In addition to prizes for Beauty Queen and First and Second Runners-Up, worth VND210million (US$13,125), VND180 million ($11,250) and VND125 million ($7,812) respectively, the organizers will also honor Miss Congeniality, Miss Ao Dai and Miss Photogenic, among others.

The winner of Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 will receive a diadem worth $12,000 and represent Vietnam at the Miss Universe 2008 pageant, scheduled to be held in Nha Trang in July.

The grand finale will be broadcast live via HTV9 television channel on May 31.

Reported by Da Ly