Miss Vietnam Mai Phuong Thuy to be awarded Miss Charity
Editor-in-chief of Tien Phong newspaper, the organiser of the Miss Vietnam contest said this is in recognition of Miss Mai Phuong Thuy’s positive social activities during her two year of being contemporary Miss
During the two years, Mai Phuong Thuy has been across the country, to many remote and far-flung areas to help disadvantaged people. The total money she has raised to help these people reaches to VND 10 billion. Recently, Mai Phuong Thuy has sold photo book named Women and Tuong (classical theatre) in which she acted as a model, to raise money to help tuong artists in difficulties and abandoned boy named Thien Nhan.
During a press conference in
This year marks the 20th year since the first Miss Tien Phong or now Miss
Also at the press conference, the organisers announced that for the first time, Miss Vietnam 2008 will be presented a special crown worth US $ 15,000. The crown, which is made of gold and gemstones, will be presented in rotation to Miss
The final night of the Miss Vietnam pageant 2008 will be held in the
The beauty queen will be awarded VND 150 million and an overseas trip. The first and second runners-up will receive awards worth VND 80 million and VND 60 million respectively.