Overseas Vietnamese to be MC for APEC Gala Dinner

Louisa Huynh, MC of the “Talk Vietnam” show on Vietnam Television’s channel 4 (VTV4), will be the MC for the performance at the most important banquet of the 2006 APEC Week, the Gala Dinner.

She will also work as the guide for APEC leaders and their wives in the water puppet show. 

The Gala Dinner, presided over by Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet and his wife, will be held at the National Meeting Centre in the evening of November 18, with the attendance of the leaders of 21 APEC countries and nearly 1,000 guests. 

Louisa Huynh said that after a recent “Talk Vietnam” show with Pham Sanh Chau, the guest of the show, who is the head of the Culture and Information Division of the APEC 2006 Secretariat, Mr Chau has invited her to be the MC for some programmes of the APEC Week. 

Huynh then received the official invitation from the APEC Organising Board to not o­nly be the MC for Gala Dinner but also the water puppet performance for APEC leaders and their wives at the Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre o­n November 19. 

“I and Ms Hoi (a member of the APEC organizing board) are designing the MC script,” said Louisa Huynh. 

The young girl is also invited by the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to be the MC for the Forum to promote investment and trade with Vietnam o­n November 16 and then the APEC CEO Summit o­n November 17-18. 

With this busy working schedule, Louisa Huynh said that she feels quite tired but has no problems. 

All of the programmes of the APEC Week will be in English so that’s why Louisa Huynh, a Vietnamese American, is very busy for this occasion. 

The full name in Vietnamese of Louisa Huynh is Huynh Thanh Thuan, 23. She was born in and grew up in Seattle, Washington State. Graduating from the New York University majoring in television press, she wishes to work in the television broadcasting industry. However, it is difficult for a newly graduated student in the US

During her return to Vietnam in 2005, VTV leaders chose Thuan as the MC for the Talk Vietnam show, which was broadcast for the first time o­n January 8, 2005 o­n VTV4. 

Source: Tuoi Tre – Translated by VietNamNet Bridge