Vietnamese models on int’l catwalks

Recently, Vietnamese models Bao Hoa and Vu Thu Phuong were invited to work with US modeling companies. They become the nation’s first models to work abroad.

Model Bao Hoa earned a three-year working contract with New York Models early this year. After Hoa, model Vu Thu Phuong signed with LA Models for six years.


The models’ “luck” brought surprise and tumult to the Vietnamese modeling circle. Bao Hoa is not the country’s most famous model, according to the Vietnamese view. Hoa has never won any prizes in beauty contests – the most traditional avenue to popularity for Vietnamese beauties.


From the US, the model revealed that it was the result of her promoting herself. Hoa sent her fashion photos to modeling companies in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the US. Luck came when Los Angeles Models, and then New York Models, saw her potential in the photos.


The other model, Vu Thu Phuong, was found by Scoll Morgan, a representative of LA Models in Vietnam. Phuong was signed due to her standard appearance for a model and her fluent English.


According to the contract, Phuong will be trained in modeling, performing and appearing o­n television and at publicity events.


Hoa and Phuong will bring the international catwalk closer to Vietnam.


Even more recently, model BB Minh Thuy signed a deal with a Hong Kong modeling company.


Thuy Hanh, director of Elite Vietnam, said Vietnamese models need professional managers and marketing campaigns. Hanh said many more Vietnamese models will join the international catwalk in near future.

Tuoi Tre Newspaper
Translated by VietNamNet