In addition to a first-prize payola of VND500 million (US$26,000), the winner of Miss Vietnam World 2010 will receive a crown worth approximately VND1 billion ($52,000).
While most beauty pageants only temporarily crown their victor with a faux tiara, this year's Miss Vietnam World will get to keep a gem-studded platinum headpiece crafted by Zela Jewelry.
Embossed with 606 luxurious diamonds and shaped like a blooming lotus, the crown was designed to represent the exquisite beauty of Vietnamese women.
The final round of Miss Vietnam World 2010 will take place on August 21, 2010 at Vinpearl Land, in Nha Trang. The winner may serve as Vietnam's representative in this October's Miss World pageant.