Miss Vietnam

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(L-R) 1st-runner up : Phan Hoang Minh Thu, Miss Vietnam 2008 Tran Thi Thuy Dung, 2nd runner-up: Nguyen Thuy Van

Miss Vietnam is a beauty contest in Vietnam that was held for the first time in 1988. This contest was initiated and organized by Tien Phong newspaper. The current Miss Vietnam is Đặng Thu Thảo, from Bạc Liêu.


Miss Vietnam is the first nation-wide beauty contest after the unification of Viet Nam. The contest was initiated and organized by Tien Phong newspaper, called "Miss Tien Phong newspaper", starting from 1988 and is held every 2 years. The first person to hold the title is Bui Bich Phuong.

From 2002, the contest was officially renamed "Miss Vietnam". Since then, winners of the Miss Vietnam contest will represent the country to take part in the Miss World contest.


Miss Vietnam 2006 - Mai Phương Thúy - Top 17 Miss World 2006
Year Miss Vietnam Venue
1988 Bui Bich Phuong Youth house of culture, Ha Noi
1990 Nguyen Dieu Hoa Viet-Xo palace of friendly culture, Ha Noi
1992 Ha Kieu Anh Phan Dinh Phung sporting event hall, Ho Chi Minh City
1994 Nguyen Thu Thuy Viet-Xo palace of friendly culture, Ha Noi
1996 Nguyen Thien Nga Viet-Xo palace of friendly culture, Ha Noi
1998 Nguyen Thi Ngoc Khanh Phan Dinh Phung sporting event hall, Ho Chi Minh City
2000 Phan Thu Ngan Hoa Binh theatre, Ho Chi Minh City
2002 Pham Thi Mai Phuong Phan Dinh Phung sporting event hall, Ho Chi Minh City
2004 Nguyen Thi Huyen Tuần Châu, Quang Ninh province
2006 Mai Phuong Thuy Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province
2008 Tran Thi Thuy Dung Hoi An, Quang Nam province
2010 Đặng Thị Ngọc Hân Tuần Châu, Quang Ninh province
2012 Đặng Thu Thảo Da Nang city

Miss Vietnam at Miss World pageant[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss World Vietnam Residence Domestic title Placement Special Awards
United Kingdom 2002 Phạm Thị Mai Phương Hải Phòng Miss Vietnam 2002 Top 20
China 2003 Nguyễn Đình Thụy Quân Ho Chi Minh City Miss Vietnamese Woman Photogenic 2003 Unplaced
China 2004 Nguyễn Thị Huyền Hải Phòng Miss Vietnam 2004 Top 15
China 2005 Vũ Hương Giang Hà Nội Miss Jewelry Vietnam 2004 Unplaced Best Talent (Top 15)
Poland 2006 Mai Phương Thúy Hà Nội Miss Vietnam 2006 Top 17 People's choice award
China 2007 Đặng Minh Thu Nam Định Miss Vietnam World 2007
(2nd Runner-up)
South Africa 2008 Dương Trương Thiên Lý Đồng Tháp Miss Universe Vietnam 2008
(2nd Runner-up)
Unplaced People's Choice Award
South Africa 2009 Trần Thị Hương Giang Hải Dương Miss Vietnam Global 2009
(2nd Runner-up)
Top 16 Top Model (1st Runner-up)
Beach Beauty (Top 12)
China 2010 Nguyễn Ngọc Kiều Khanh Munich Miss Vietnam World 2010
(1st Runner-up)
United Kingdom 2011 Victoria Phạm Thúy Vy California Miss World Vietnamese 2010
(2nd Runner-up)
China 2012 Vũ Thị Hoàng My Đồng Nai Miss Vietnam 2010
(1st Runner-up)
Unplaced Beauty Beach (Top 40)
Indonesia 2013 Lại Hương Thảo Quảng Ninh Miss Vietnam Sport 2012 Unplaced
United Kingdom 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA


  • All 3 Misses Vietnam in 2002, 2004 and 2006 was arrived late at Miss World since the Miss Vietnam contest was held too close to Miss World.
  • Pham Thi Mai Phuong is the first Miss Vietnam to get into the semifinal round at Miss World.
  • Although arriving at Sanya (China) very late in comparison to other Miss World candidates in 2004, Nguyen Thi Huyen still got into Top 15.
  • Mai Phuong Thuy was highly appreciated at Miss World 2006. She received 14 out of 30 points in the Internet ranking, and got into Top 17 thanks to the audience's votes. Early 2007, Mai Phuong Thuy got into Global Beauties' list of 50 most beautiful contestants at beauty contests.
  • The first runner-up Miss Vietnam 2010 Vu Hoang My is officially representative of Vietnam at Miss World 2012 which will be held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

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