Miss Ethnic Vietnam pageant 2011 will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from November 26 to December 10.
Apart from top three prizes, "Miss Ethnic Vietnam," and the first and second runner-ups, contestants will be judged in the following categories: friendliness, beauty, best body, most beautiful hair, most talented and the best answer.
The biennial event was first held in 2007 and attracted 600 candidates from 25 ethnic minorities. Nguyen Thi Hoang Nhung from the northern province of Thai Nguyen was crowned the first Miss Ethnic Vietnam that year.
The beauty contest aims to promote traditional beauty of ethnic women and multiculturalism in Vietnam.