VietNamNet Bridge – For the first time, Vietnam will organize a beauty contest to looking for faces to promote marine tourism.
The Vietnam Sea Queen beauty pageant will be part of the Sea Festival 2013 in the central coastal city of Nha Trang this June. The competition aims to seek a face to promote tourism of Nha Trang in particular and Vietnam sea tourism in general.
The top three contestants of the pageant will become the representatives of Vietnam’s marine tourism in two years.
The organizing board will receive application from April 8 to May 3. The eligible contestants are Vietnamese women at the age of 18 to 26, at least 1.62 m tall and at least high school graduates. They must not have cosmetic surgery and are not transgenders, have never married and have no children. Those who used to rank in the Top 10 of the Miss Vietnam pageant or the winners of local beauty contests will be exceptional admitted to the final round.
The preliminary round will be held in Can Tho City on May 5, Nha Trang on May 8, Hue on May 11, Hanoi on May 13 and Ho Chi Minh City on May 16. The finale will take place at the Khanh Hoa Cultural House Square in Nha Trang city on June 9.
The winner will receive VND150 million ($7,500) and have the right to use a 5-star apartment in a luxury building in Nha Trang for free for two years. In addition, the “Sea Queen” will be nominated as the Vietnam Tourism Ambassador.
The organizers said that the revenue from the pageant will be donated to the “Fund for Poor Patients” of Khanh Hoa Province. In addition, 20 percent of the prize money of the top three beauties will be contributed to the Truong Sa Construction Fund.