Miss Universe Vietnam

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Miss Universe Vietnam
Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Việt Nam
MottoBeauty, Soul and Confident
Formation2008
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersHo Chi Minh City
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
Vietnamese
Unicorp GM
Tony Nguyen Quoc Toan
WebsiteOfficial website

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.

History[edit]

Dương Trương Thiên Lý - 2nd runner-up Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 - Miss People's Choice Miss World 2008
  • 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[1]. 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.

- The winner, Nguyễn Thùy Lâm, was host delegate for the Miss Universe 2008 pageant held July 14, 2008, also in Nha Trang. She made the Top 15.

  • 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.[3] 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.[4]

- 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.

Titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Vietnam Origin Venue
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

Regional rankings[edit]

Province/City Titles Winning years
Đắk Lắk
1
2017
Haiphong 2015
Thái Bình 2008

Vietnam's Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

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
(Golden Award)
Unplaced
2005 Phạm Thu Hằng Hanoi Miss Ha Noi 2005
Unplaced
2008 Nguyễn Thùy Lâm Thái Bình Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 Top 15 Best National Costume
(Top 10)
2009 Võ Hoàng Yến Ho Chi Minh City Miss Universe Vietnam 2008
(First Runner-up)
Unplaced
2011 Vũ Thị Hoàng My Đồng Nai Miss Vietnam 2010
(First Runner-up)
Unplaced
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
(First Runner-up)
Unplaced
2015 Phạm Hương Haiphong Miss Universe Vietnam 2015 Unplaced
2016 Đặng Thị Lệ Hằng Danang Miss Universe Vietnam 2015
(Second Runner-up)
Unplaced Best National Costume
(Top 10)
2017 Nguyễn Thị Loan Thái Bình Miss Universe Vietnam 2015
(Top 5)
Unplaced
2018 H'Hen Niê Đắk Lắk Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 TBA

See also: Thành tích của Việt Nam tại đấu trường sắc đẹp quốc tế

Notes[edit]

  • 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.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Universe Vietnam pageant kicks off". VietNamNet Bridge. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. ^ http://www.thanhniennews.com/arts-culture/24yearold-college-lecturer-crowned-miss-universe-vietnam-2015-52047.html
  3. ^ "Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Việt Nam 2017 công bố lại lịch trình chính thức". TTVH Online. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Chung kết Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Việt Nam dời sang năm 2018". VNExpress. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  5. ^ 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.