Miss Vietnam Final Gets Underway At Island Resort

Thirty four young women began competing in the national final of Miss Vietnam 2006 at the VinPearl resort near Nha Trang on Aug. 16.

Having triumphed over 3,000 entrants in the regional rounds, the young beauties will be spending 11 days in and around the resort o­n Tre Island in Khanh Hoa province.

Though every contestant is vying for the main title above all, there are also the Miss Photo, Miss Sea, Miss Sport and Miss Friendliness titles to be won. o­n Wednesday they began competing for Miss Photo.

As part of their social engagements, they will visit Cam Ranh Naval Base and chat with the sailors, and attend various charity functions.

The final of the Tien Phong newspaper-sponsored event will reach its climax o­n Sunday August 26.

For Miss Vietnam the prize is VND 80 million and a trip to Japan, the runner-up gets VND 60 million plus a trip abroad, and third place takes home VND 40 million.