Vietnam’s Miss World nominees introduced

VietNamNet Bridge – The US-based RAAS Group, which holds the right to send a Vietnamese contestant to the Miss World 2009 pageant, will select a candidate from three nominees recommended by the PL Modeling Company.

 Tran Thi Huong Giang is the second runner-up of Miss Vietnam Global. Phan Thi Ngoc Diem is Miss Tourism and Duong Thi My Linh is Miss Vietnam through Photo.

Minh Suong, PR manager for RAAS, said that the group will make its final decision this week.

PL Modeling’s director Tran Thanh Long said that his company o­nly suggests nominees for RAAS, who will select their representative and then apply to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) for a license.


MCST official Pham Dinh Thang is in charge of licensing candidates for international pageants. Thang reported that the ministry will swiftly license the Vietnamese candidate for Miss World 2009.

“This year Vietnam has not organized any beauty contests for single women, but it doesn’t affect the selection of our representative,” Thang claimed. “The decision belongs to the agency that holds the right to send a Vietnamese contestant to Miss World 2009. If they meet the criteria of the pageant and Vietnam’s regulations, we will approve the license quickly.”

PL Modeling representative Thanh Long said that the beauty of each of the three nominees is different, so it is very difficult to say who is best.


The Miss World 2009 pageant will take place in South Africa in December 2009. Some 81 countries have registered for the event.

Vietnam is also seeking candidates for the Miss Earth and Miss International pageants.

Information about Vietnamese nominees for Miss World 2009:

Tran Thi Huong Giang: 22, 1.78m, 86-61-92, a professional model. She won the crown of Miss Hai Duong Province 2006 and the second runner-up of the Miss Vietnam Global 2009.


Duong Thi My Linh: 25, 1.70m, 82-60-90. She was the winner of the Miss Vietnam through Photo 2006.

Phan Thi Ngoc Diem: 22, 1.70m, 82-60-91. She won the Miss Vietnam Tourism 2008 title and represented Vietnam at the Miss Tourism Queen International 2008.