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|Over 1,000 girls register for Miss Vietnam|
|15:43′ 21/05/2008 (GMT+7)|
VietNamNet Bridge – To celebrate the 20th year of Miss Vietnam pageant, the contest this year will feature many new items, including the grant of a rotational crown worth $15,000.
The crown is a gift from the Saigon Jewelry Company. Three crowns made of silver and sapphire will be granted to the top three beauties as souvenirs.
Other new things of Miss Vietnam 2008 include an online poll on the official website of the pageant, which is designed by tamtay.vn; and questions for the final competitors will be selected from a question-raising contest organised by the organiser, Tien Phong Newspaper.
The final night of the contest will take place at the Hoai River Square in the ancient city of Hoi An this August. A floating stage of 500sq.m will be built on the Hoai River, plus a backstage area of 300sq.m and space for 5,000 seats.
The organising board will present Miss Earth, Miss Sea, Best Ao Dai, Best Skin, Best Performance and Best Answer prizes.
VND200 million will be extracted from ticket sales to present to charity funds in the central province of Quang Nam, which is hosting the final night.
Miss Vietnam pageant is held every two years. The message for this year’s contest is “Towards the community, Friendly to humankind – Harmonise with nature”.
Besides money prizes from the organising board, Miss Vietnam 2008 will receive a special gift from Pacific Airlines: she can fly free of charge as often as she likes with Pacific Airlines on both local and international routes for two years, till her crown is transferred to the next Miss Vietnam.
The three top beauties will also receive health insurance for two years, worth VND3 billion/year for Miss Vietnam 2008 and VND1 billion/year each for the first and second runners-up from the BIDV Insurance Company.
Tran Minh Ca, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam province, said the province has over 3,500 rooms of 2-5 star standard to serve visitors during the contest.
(Source: VNE, TP)