Thursday, June 5, 2008


“Tonight is the most unforgettable night of my life,” the newly crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2008, Nguyen Thuy Lam said.

Nguyen Thuy Trang, was crowned as Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 on May 31, 2008 at Nha Trang's City, Vinpearl Land Resort. Other than being the winner of Miss Vietnam Universe she also won three other titles including Miss Talent Title, Miss Vote and Miss Best Interview beating 17 other contestants.

The new Miss Universe Vietnam for this year is a popular singer and actress who has won the hearts of many people. On the grand "Finale" she was contested in three rounds, including Ao dai, swimsuit and evening gown, for the splendid crown.

After she was crowned Miss Vietnam 2008, Nguyen Thuy Trang won US$12,000 and VND210mil and she will be one of the contestants for Miss Universe 2008 pageant to be held in Nha Trang next month, July 2008.

1st runner-up was Vo Hoang Yen. she won prizes worth VND180mil, and 2nd runner- up was Duong Truong Thien Ly who won prizes worth VND125mil. Besides that she also won Miss Photo title. Both the runner-ups are from HCM City.

Tran Diem Trinh is Miss Sea Tourism while Duong Thuy Linh is Miss Friendly.

11 competitors in the Talent Competition:
Vo Hoang Yen sang a song entitled “When dream comes”
Vu Nguyen Ha Anh sang “Hero” and a folk song
Duong Thuy Linh sang “Top of the world” and the Vietnamese anthem
Doan Thi Nhu Trang sang “The far-away tango”Nguyen Thuy Lam sang “Wild dance”
Duong Truong Thien Ly sang an extract from the opera “Nature Boy”
Dinh Thi Minh Phuong performed an extract from a drama entitled “Dream”
Bui Thi Phuong Thanh performed an extract from a drama entitled “Don’t Leave”
Vu Thi Xuan Ha performed a folk dance
Nguyen Thi Hong Chau performed a peacock dance
Nguyen Thi Ngoc Bich read a poem

Questions and answered during Miss Universe Vietnam on May 31, 2008. How the contestants answered:

1. What did you do on Mother’s Day?

Nguyen Thuy Lam: On Mother’s Day, I gave my mom a bouquet of flowers.

My present that day was little compared to the great love I have for my mother.

As a daughter, I always think I should show my love as well as take care of her everyday of my life.

Tonight as I stand on the stage of the Miss Universe Vietnam’s grand finale, this is also a meaningful gift I would love to give to my mother.

She has always wished me success in my life and career.

2. The pageant gave you a chance to visit the Nha Trang SOS Children’s Village for orphans and abandoned children. How did you feel after the visit?

Thien Ly: I was happy to see that the disadvantaged children at the SOS village are taken care of very well and are able to attend school.

However, I was also deeply moved witnessing them live without the love of their parents.

In the future I want to help poor children so that they can live a better life.

3. What is best about your personality?

Hoang Yen: I am always willing to receive advice and comments from others, especially from the audience, to help me improve myself.

I think I am an honest and helpful citizen, who is dutiful and always takes care of my parents.

4. Do you think taking meals with one’s family is important in everyday life?

Bui Thi Phuong Thanh: I think family meals are very important.

Meals are the times in the day when all members of my family gather to talk about the day.

Thanks to the family meal, I know how hard my father tries to support the family and how my mother prepares meals to take care of her beloved family.

It helps us understand each other much better while sharing both our happiness and sadness.

5. Besides your mother, whom do you respect most?

Duong Thuy Linh: My parents are the greatest examples in my life since they are determined to live positively.

Therefore, besides my mom, my dad is the one I respect most.

He is the most powerful, whole-hearted and intelligent man that I have ever met.

He teaches me how to strive for success.

Thanks to his advice and love, I have become a self-motivated person.

(Thank you and credits to: for the information - How the Contestants Answered the 5 questions)

Miss Universe Vietnam Beauty Pageant 2008 was organised by HCM City Television, the Hoan Vu and Cat Tien Sa companies and the sponsors were Calvin Klein Jeans and Laneige.

(Thank you and credits to: OnlyU001 Channel for the video clips of Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 - Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Việt Nam 2008 )

Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 profile:

Name: Nguyen Thuy Trang
Other names: Thuy Lam
Profession: singer, actress
Height: 170cm
Title: Miss Universe Vietnam 2008, Miss Talent, Miss Vote, Miss Best Interview

(Thank you and credits to all sources for the information and pictures of Miss Universe Vietnam 2008)


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