The winner and two runners-up will represent Vietnam at three different international beauty contests this year
Cultural authorities will impose a fine of VND22.5 million (US$1,000) against the up-and-coming model
'I accept the fine, but that is a lot of money for a new model like me,' Ngo Quynh Mai says...
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Competing for the crown of the Miss International Queen 2015 beauty pageant in Thailand.
Local media say this is the highest prize ever won by a Vietnamese contestant at an international beauty pageant
Highlights from the Miss International Beauty Pageant in Tokyo.
“I hope to resolve this problem as soon as possible," she said.
Pham Thi Huong, who is 1.73 meters tall, currently works as a lecturer at a college in Ho Chi Minh...
The 20-year-old entered the Southeast Asia pageant without official permission
The winner, Nguyen Thi Le Nam Em, said a modern woman should be confident, self-respecting, responsible and faithful.
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The present Miss Tourism International 2014 title holder, Faddya Isabel Halabi, is visiting the country.