Vietnam’s costumes at int’l beauty contests
Huong Giang, Vietnam’s contestant at the Miss World pageant, asked designer Son Collection to send two more gowns to South Africa quickly because her costumes received negative comments.
Vinh Thuy attended the Mister International 2009 in
Vinh Thuy’s traditional outfit – a loin cloth – is very similar to the one that Tien Doan performed in the Mister International 2008, so it didn’t surprise the jury.
Meanwhile, Chung Thuc Quyen passed 80 contestants to win the Best Traditional Outfit at the Miss Supernational pageant in
Designer Thuan Viet, who created the traditional outfit for Thuc Quyen, noted: “The Vietnamese ao dai is very beautiful, but it has become very familiar, so I have to design a different traditional costume. We have up to 54 ethnic groups so designers can make very unique costumes.”
Thuan Viet also designed the traditional outfit for Huong Giang at the Miss World pageant, which was highly appreciated.
Lacking of preparation time for international pageants is the common excuse used by Vietnamese contestants, who have had to wear clothes provided by sponsors.
Hoang Yen was criticized for wearing a black ao dai at the Miss Universe 2009 in
Mai Phuong Thuy was also said to look older in her black ao dai embroidered with a peacock.