A Vietnamese company has announced it will organize Miss World Vietnam for the first time in 2019 in order to select a beauty to represent Vietnam at Miss World.
Sen Vang Company, based in Ho Chi Minh City, introduced the Miss World Vietnam pageant on Monday.
Vietnam has chosen a candidate for Miss World via Miss Vietnam, a top beauty contest in the country, but from next year on, the Miss World Vietnam winner will be the official representative of Vietnamese beauty at the international pageant.
According to a Sen Vang representative, this does not mean that Miss Vietnam has lost her chance to compete at Miss World.
The Miss World Vietnam beauty queen will compete in even years whereas Miss Vietnam will strut at Miss World in odd years, which gives both beauties an equal opportunity.
“Miss World Vietnam will help the beauties compete more professionally, which will in turn increase their competitiveness at Miss World,” Pham Kim Dung, head of the organizing committee of Miss World Vietnam 2018, said.
Miss World Vietnam will start receiving applications from January 1, 2019.
The contest is expected to hold the elimination round in southern Vietnam in March 2019 and in northern Vietnam in April 2019.
The final round will be held in May 2019 at Cocobay Da Nang.
The competition will be organized in the early half of the year so that the winning beauties will have time to prepare themselves for the international competition held in October and November 2019.
Held annually since 1951, Miss World is considered to be one of the six most prestigious international beauty contests, with the others being Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Earth, Miss Supranational, and Miss Grand International.
The Miss World beauty queen will represent Miss World Organization in social and charitable activities worldwide, and will be living in London throughout her reign of one year.
The current Miss World is a 20-year-old Indian beauty, Muni Chhillar.
The nearest pageant will be held in in China December 2018.