Lâm Uyển Nhi

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Lâm Uyển Nhi (born on 5 May? in 1975 in Nha Trang – died on 13 October in 2007 in Hanoi) was a former beauty contestant winner from Vietnam. After she won a beauty contest in Nha Trang in 1989, she quit school to establish a business in Ho Chi Minh City. Nhi was born into a family of eight sisters. Although her father left when she was young, she grew up in the loving arms of her mother. Her family life was also extremely difficult. Later on in life, she became addicted to drugs, became a prostitute, and infected with HIV.[1] She lived the last days at the Center for Social Labour Education and died in 2008.[2]

She is a character in the program "The contemporary" on Vietnam Television, and was the subject of long-term series of reports on major newspapers.[3]

Family and social life[edit]

Her father was an officer of the Vietnam Air Force, although he evacuated overseas after the Vietnam War. Gang Pham Chi Tin, nicknamed "Tin pales," got Nhi from adoption and placed her on the road to eventually becoming a beauty contestant winner in 1989.[2] Her husband Patrick was born in 1951 and had two children together. She died in 2007 after a battle with HIV/AIDS.

Documentary on her life[edit]

In 2008, TFS studio made a television series called Am Tinh about the life of Lam Nhi. Directed by writer Nguyen Quang Lap, Mai Phuong Thuy played the role of Lam in the series.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV Tackles AIDS". Thanh Nien Daily. 19 September 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Pho, Luu Quang (22 February 2006). "CUA Cuộc đời mot ky la Khoi Cuu hoa" (in Vietnamese). Thanh Nien Online. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chuyện buồn về một "hoa hậu AIDS". Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Dinh, Ngoc. -Am-tinh-khong-dam-phong-tay.html "Nguyễn Quang Lập: Viết 'Âm tính' không dám phóng tay" Check |url= value (help) (in Vietnamese). Tien Phong Online. Retrieved 30 December 2011.