Miss Universe Vietnam
|Motto||Beauty, Soul and Confident|
|Headquarters||Ho Chi Minh City|
|Tony Nguyen Quoc Toan|
Miss Universe Vietnam (Vietnamese: Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Việt Nam) is a national beauty pageant in Vietnam to select the country's representative to the Miss Universe, one of the Big Four major international beauty pageants. This pageant is unrelated to Miss Vietnam or Miss Vietnam World or Miss Ao Dai Vietnam pageants.
- The 2008 Miss Universe Vietnam was held at the Vinpearl Land resort in Nha Trang on May 31, 2008. It was the first official Miss Universe Vietnam contest. Miss Vietnam Universe took place at Diamond Bay, Nha Trang, with 20 contestants participating. The final included four competitions: evening gown, swimsuit, áo dài, and interview. This was the first edition of Miss Universe Vietnam.
- After a 7-year hiatus, the competition of Miss Universe Vietnam 2015 was held on October 3, 2015 at Crown Convention Center in Nha Trang City, Vietnam. Phạm Thị Hương was the winner and officially a second titleholder of Miss Universe Vietnam pageant.
- The selection of Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 is accompanied by a reality television series called I Am Miss Universe Vietnam, in which contestants are put through different challenges and training programs in each weekly episode. Initially, the contest finale was scheduled to be held in August 2017. However, it was subsequently pushed back to December 2, 2017. The final was once again pushed back to January 6, 2018 amidst ongoing recovery efforts in Nha Trang - the host city - after Typhoon Damrey hit the region in early November.
- 70 contestants were selected for the 2017 pageant and 63 of them took part in the preliminary competition. Top 45 finalists were then chosen for the final round. Phạm Hương crowned her successor H'Hen Niê at the end of the event. Being an E-de, H'Hen was the first Miss Universe Vietnam to be of a minor ethnicity.
|2008||Nguyễn Thùy Lâm||Thái Bình||Vinpearl Event Hall, Nha Trang, Khánh Hoà|
|2015||Phạm Thị Hương||Haiphong||Crown Convention Center, Nha Trang, Khánh Hoà|
|2017||H'Hen Niê||Đắk Lắk||Crown Convention Center, Nha Trang, Khánh Hoà|
Vietnam's Representatives at Miss Universe
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
The winner of Miss Universe Vietnam represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the official contest was not held, a winner or a runner-up of other national beauty contests was elected to compete at Miss Universe by the license holder (currently, Unicorp). Vietnam did not compete in 2006-2007, 2010 and 2014.
|Year||Miss Universe Vietnam||Residence||National Title||Placement||Special Awards|
|2004||Hoàng Khánh Ngọc||Hải Dương||Vietnam Supermodel 2004
|2005||Phạm Thu Hằng||Hanoi||Miss Ha Noi 2005
|2008||Nguyễn Thùy Lâm||Thái Bình||Miss Universe Vietnam 2008||Top 15||Best National Costume|
|2009||Võ Hoàng Yến||Ho Chi Minh City||Miss Universe Vietnam 2008
|2011||Vũ Thị Hoàng My||Đồng Nai||Miss Vietnam 2010
|2012||Lưu Thị Diễm Hương||Ho Chi Minh City||Miss Vietnam World 2010||Unplaced|
|2013||Trương Thị May||Ho Chi Minh City||Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2007
|2015||Phạm Hương||Haiphong||Miss Universe Vietnam 2015||Unplaced|
|2016||Đặng Thị Lệ Hằng||Danang||Miss Universe Vietnam 2015
|Unplaced||Best National Costume|
|2017||Nguyễn Thị Loan||Thái Bình||Miss Universe Vietnam 2015
|2018||H'Hen Niê||Đắk Lắk||Miss Universe Vietnam 2017||TBA|
- In early 2009, Nguyễn Thùy Lâm became the first Miss Vietnam Universe placed in Globalbeauties.com Top 100 Miss Grandslam.
- In 2010, Miss Vietnam Photogenic 2005 - Phạm Thị Thanh Hằng, who competed in Miss Intercontinental 2005, was invited to participate in Miss Universe 2010. She declined due to lack of preparation time and Vietnam subsequently withdrew from the 2010 pageant.
- "Miss Universe Vietnam pageant kicks off". VietNamNet Bridge. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- "Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Việt Nam 2017 công bố lại lịch trình chính thức". TTVH Online. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- "Chung kết Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Việt Nam dời sang năm 2018". VNExpress. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
- 2sao.vietnamnet.vn (24 July 2010). "Vietnam Officially Withdraws from Miss Universe 2010". World Showbiz. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
"[W]ho will represent Vietnam in Miss Universe 2010 pageant?", the VietnamNet newspaper arranged an interview with Mrs Le Diệm Le, marketing manager of Unicorp, the company responsible for sending Vietnamese representatives to Miss Universe pageants. And the answer is "No". According to Mrs Le Diệm Le, Unicorp could not find a suitable candidate to represent Vietnam in Miss Universe 2010, so they decided to drop out of the Pageant.