Northern beauty to represent VN in world pageant

VietNamNet Bridge - Miss Vietnam Global 2009’s second runner-up Tran Thi Huong Giang has been selected to participate in the upcoming Miss World 2009 pageant, a spokesperson for US-based Rare Antibody Antigen Supply, Inc. (RAAS) announced October 23.

Selected by the Performing Arts Department, Giang beat out several other contestants being considered for the prestigious honor. The pageant is set to take place December 12 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Explaining the decision, Performing Arts Department director Le Ngoc Cuong said, “Huong Giang recently gained a lot of experience and even a third prize [win] at the Miss Vietnam Global pageant held by US-based MFC Media, so obviously she will know how to perform best at a world beauty pageant.”

Giang said representing Vietnam at the Miss World 2009 event is a big honor but also comes with a lot of pressure.

“No matter how hard it will be, I will try my best to bring home a victory; it’s an honor to [represent] my country,” Giang added.

In addition to studying English, Giang is also training for a sword performance, which she will execute during the talent portion of the event.

For a charity auction event at the pageant, Giang will bring a gift featuring images of Hanoi.
Hanoi has 1,000 years of culture with various images,” said Giang. “I will focus o­n that exciting topic at the presentation about my country.” 

Vietnamese designer Thuan Viet and the Son Collection will prepare traditional costumes and evening dresses for the 22-year-old beauty at the pageant.

In addition, RAAS General Manager Hoang Kieu will accompany Giang to the pageant. They are scheduled to depart o­n November 9.

Giang, who currently works as a model for the P.L agency in Ho Chi Minh City, is 1.80 meters tall.

In 2006 she won the Miss Hai Duong title and three years later impressed judges and audience members alike at the Miss Vietnam Global event in the US where she took home third prize.