Vietnam Ready to Welcome Miss Universe Competitors

Delegates of the Miss Universe 2008 beauty pageant begin arriving in Vietnam as of today, June 16. Up to 40 beauties will arrive at the HCM City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport on June 17, said the organising board.

Two competitors came to Vietnam on June 16, Siera Robertson, Miss Guam (18 years old, 1.75m) and Karol Castillo, Miss Peru (18, 1.82m).

On June 17, 40 other competitors and Miss Universe Vietnam Nguyen Thuy Lam (20, 169m) will receive their rooms at the New World Hotel, HCM City.

Among 40 girls who will come to HCM City on June 17 will be the Miss Universes of France, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, the US, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Seventeen competitors, including those from Czech Republic, India, Australia, Venezuela, the UK, Greece, South Africa, Norway, will arrive in HCM City on June 18.

On June 19, 17 others will come, including the Miss Universes from Asia including Misses China, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.

The names of over 70 competitors have been announced. The remaining (around 10) will arrive in Vietnam in the following days.

They will stay in HCM City till June 24, then go to Hoi An Town (June 25), Hanoi (June 26), Ha Long (June 27-28) and Nha Trang (June 29-July 15).

Besides participating in fashion shows, parades, on-the-beach and charity activities, competitors will go to some famous landscapes in Vietnam to make a 9-minute video advertising the host country’s tourism. This video began to be shot on May 5. It will be broadcast on the US’ NBC channel during the 2-hour contest on the morning of July 14 (Vietnam time).


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