Miss Earth 2010 begins

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The much anticipated beauty pageant, Miss Earth 2010, kicked off Thursday in Vietnam.

With over 90 beauties from all over the world taking part, Miss Earth 2010 will take place in four Vietnamese cities from November 4 to December 4. The pageant aims to spread a message of environmental awareness and the women will take part in activities like tree planting, beach clean ups, tours of waste disposal sites and orphanages.

On November 11, the contestants will sit down to a gala dinner with local entrepreneurs at Queen Plaza to raise funds for flood victims in central Vietnam. The beauties will attend another gala dinner with Hanoian entrepreneurs and corporations on November 23, also for charity.

According to the contest organizers, six thousand tickets for the coronation night held at Nha Trang's Vinpearl Land are available in HCMC, Nha Trang and Hanoi. Prices are VND4 million (US$200), VND2 million ($100), VND700,000 ($35) and VND450,000 ($22,50).

To book tickets, contact one of the following locations:

Vinpearl Sales Department: 1 st Floor, Vincom City Towers, 191 Ba Trieu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi. Tel: (84-4) 3 974 8464 - (84-4) 3 974 9966.

Vincom Center: 72 Le Thanh Ton - 47 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, HCMC. Tel: (84-8) 3 911 1177.

Vinpearl Square - Nha Trang: Tel: (84-58) 3 598 123 - (84-58) 2 222 101.

Vietnamtourism Company, Nha Trang: Tram Huong Tower, Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang. Tel: (84-58) 3 522 020.

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