Vietnam beauty queen barred from performances for marriage lie

By Da Ly, Thanh Nien News

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Luu Thi Diem Huong, Miss Vietnam World 2010

The Performing Arts Department has suspended a beauty queen from performing in the country to punish her marriage status lie to join an international contest for unmarried women.
Luu Thi Diem Huong will be barred from joining artistic performances, fashion, beauty and model shows for breaching the rules of Miss Universe 2012, the department said in a Friday statement, without specifying how long the punishment will last.
The prohibited venues include hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs.
Hoan Vu Company, which holds the exclusive right to send Vietnamese representatives to international beauty contests, received the department’s approval to send Huong to Miss Universe 2012 after she won Miss Vietnam World 2010.
But when her husband, an overseas Vietnamese businessman, recently filed for a divorce it was revealed that Huong had married in November 2011.
The scandal was first reported on local media but the department said it has attained official evidence confirming that.
“Huong was married before the application submission for the contest and she was not honest about her personal profile,” the department said.
It said Huong had deliberately disregarded the laws and violated the ethics code of performing artists.
Huong and the company had been ordered to have their say over the matter but both have kept mum.
The beauty already lost some public favor back during her peak days when her academic record from the private Hoa Sen (Lotus) University in Ho Chi Minh City showed she failed seven subjects in one semester and scored a C or D in her other 11 subjects.

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