Miss Vietnam

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Miss Vietnam
Formation 1988
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Ho Chi Minh City
Miss World
Official language
Website Miss Vietnam on newspaper covers
(L–R) 1st-runner up : Phan Hoang Minh Thu, Miss Vietnam 2008 Trần Thị Thùy 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 Nguyễn Cao Kỳ Duyên, from Nam Định.


Miss Vietnam is the first nationwide 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 Origin Venue
1988 Bùi Bích Phương Ha Noi Youth Cultural Palace, Ha Noi
1990 Nguyễn Diệu Hoa Ha Noi Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Cultural Palace, Ha Noi
1992 Hà Kiều Anh Ha Noi/Thừa Thiên–Huế Phan Dinh Phung Sports Complex, Ho Chi Minh City
1994 Nguyễn Thu Thuỷ Ha Noi Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Cultural Palace, Ha Noi
1996 Nguyễn Thiên Nga Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Cultural Palace, Ha Noi
1998 Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Khánh Ho Chi Minh City Phan Dinh Phung Sports Complex, Ho Chi Minh City
2000 Phan Thu Ngân Đồng Nai Hòa Bình theatre, Ho Chi Minh City
2002 Phạm Thị Mai Phương Hai Phong Phan Dinh Phung Sports Complex, Ho Chi Minh City
2004 Nguyễn Thị Huyền Hai Phong Tuần Châu, Quảng Ninh Province
2006 Mai Phương Thúy Ha Noi Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa Province
2008 Trần Thị Thùy Dung Da Nang Hội An, Quảng Nam Province
2010 Đặng Thị Ngọc Hân Ha Noi Tuần Châu, Quảng Ninh Province
2012 Đặng Thu Thảo Bạc Liêu Tiên Sơn Sports Complex, Da Nang
2014 Nguyễn Cao Kỳ Duyên Nam Định Phú Quốc island, Kiên Giang Province

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
 UK 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
 Poland 2006 Mai Phương Thúy Hà Nội Miss Vietnam 2006 Top 17 Spectacular Evening Wear (Top 20)
 China 2007 Đặng Minh Thu Nam Định Miss Vietnam Sea 2006
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 2006
(Top 10)
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)
 UK 2011 Victoria Phạm Thúy Vy Hanoi 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)
Interview (Top 30)
 Indonesia 2013 Lại Hương Thảo Quảng Ninh Miss Vietnam Sport 2012 Unplaced
 UK 2014 Nguyễn Thị Loan Thái Bình Miss Vietnam 2010
(Top 5)
Miss Vietnam Ethnic 2013
(2nd Runner-up)
Top 25 Sports & Fitness (Top 29)
Beauty with a purpose (Top 25)
Talent (Top 20)
 China 2015 Trần Ngọc Lan Khuê Ho Chi Minh City Miss Ao Dai Vietnam 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.
  • Phạm Thị Mai Phương 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, Nguyễn Thị Huyền still got into Top 15.
  • Mai Phương Thúy 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 Phương Thúy got into Global Beauties' list of 50 most beautiful contestants at beauty contests.
  • The first runner-up Miss Vietnam 2010 Vũ Hoàng My is officially representative of Vietnam at Miss World 2012 which will be held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.
  • Nguyễn Thị Loan go in to Beauty with a purpose (top 25) anh Talent (top 10) which isn't announced in website of Miss World but was presentation in Charity Gala (sand artis)and presentation her project to judge.

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