Once again, the name, photo and profile of Vietnam’s representative to Miss World 2013 have been posted on the pageant’s official website. This time, it is former beauty queen Lai Huong Thao.
Huong Thao, the 20-year-old beauty from the northern province of Quang Ninh, was the winner of the Miss Sport Vietnam 2012 pageant held at the Ba Na Hill resort in Da Nang City. She is a senior student at the University of Hai Phong, majoring in accounting & auditing. Huong Thao represented Vietnam in the Miss Supranational 2012 but did not make it to the top 20.
Lai Huong Thao was the winner of Miss Sport Vietnam 2012
Currently, there has been no confirmation from Elite Vietnam, the license holder of Miss World Organization in Vietnam about sending Huong Thao to Miss World 2013 pageant. Earlier, Ms Thuy Nga, director of Elite Vietnam, they are working with some candidates to represent Vietnam in Miss World, including Lai Huong Thao.
There has been news that she is representing Vietnam in Miss World 2013 pageant
Speaking about the news, Huong Thao herself has neither confirmed or denied the information. “Procedures for competing in Miss World pageant is rather complicated and I have not received the official decision from the licensing authority yet,” said Huong Thao.
According to Vietnam’s law, Vietnam’s representative to an International beauty pageant must be the winner of a national level beauty pageant and must be approved by the Department of Performing Arts under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
Earlier, Miss Thu Huong, deputy chief of the organizing committee of the Miss Sport Vietnam 2012 pageant said the winner of such pageant did not meet the requirements of the Miss World Organization. So, she is not sending the pageant’s winner to compete.
Reacting to the announcement, Huong Thao said she herself is not under the management of Miss Thu Huong. Thus, the right to represent Vietnam in Miss World pageant is the matter between Elite Vietnam, the license holder and Huong Thao herself.
According to Ms Thuy Nga, Huong Thao is qualified for Miss World pageant because she won a national level beauty pageant.
Earlier, Dang Thu Thao’s name, photo and profile were posted on the Miss World’s website. However, Dang Thu Thao quickly denied her participation in the pageant.