Unable to participate in the ââ‚¬Å“Top Asian Model,ââ‚¬ Vietnamââ‚¬â„¢s representative at last yearââ‚¬â„¢s Miss World pageant, Tran Thi Huong Giang, will be replaced by model Ha Anh, Elite Vietnam has announced.
Previously, Giang was the only Vietnamese model among the top five nominees for the prize, which will be awarded this year in Zhejiang, China on February 8 as part of the first Fashion Asia Awards.
Giang said that she regretted not being able to take part in the event, because she had already committed to engaging in some charity work as a bankââ‚¬â„¢s ambassador.
Giang had made it to the top ten ââ‚¬Å“Faces of the yearââ‚¬ on the GlobalBeauties website, but failed to make it to the top five. Earlier, she was listed as the second runner-up in a vote on the same website for the ââ‚¬Å“Sexiest Woman Alive.ââ‚¬
The organizing committee of the Top Asian Model awards has accepted Ha Anh, second runner-up of Miss Vietnam Global 2008, as the replacement nominee. She will depart on February 6 to China.
Reported by Kim