In addition to $1,500 Cash, the Grand Prize Winner will travel to Vietnam with Hope for Tomorrow to volunteer at Medical and Dental missions to help disadvantaged communities.
Contestants meet with the judges prior to Pageant Day for private interviews where focus is on overall presence and personality.
Contestants walk on stage with a Vietnamese Ao Dai of their choice where judges focus on stage presence, elegance, poise, overall appearance, and sense of fashion and style.
Like the Ao Dai portion, contestants demonstrate their best Evening Gown to showcase their personal style and elegance.
The Top 5 Contestants will be asked a question on-stage and have the option to answer in either Vietnamese or English with a translator for the audience. Scoring is based on confidence, content and genuineness of answers.
Absolutely! We welcome contestants of all levels, and Miss Vietnam DC is a great introduction into other Pageants. We coach contestants on how to Catwalk, Pose for photos , communicate professionally, and dance for the performances.
No. We understand that Vietnamese may not be your first language. We want you to communicate in the language you feel most comfortable speaking. The language preference will not affect scoring.
No. There is no height or weight requirements at this time. However, general physique must be in good health, which is determined by the board.
All entries will be reviewed by our team. You will be notified of the meeting date and time. At this meeting, there is a preliminary selection process. You will be informed if you have been selected or not selected to move on to the next stage of the pageant. Even if you don’t get selected, you will learn of new opportunities where you can participate to make a difference in the community while acquiring valuable life skills.
$100 non-refundable application fee is for our team to process the application and the production costs.
It depends on your taste. We will provide you with information to save you money on your gown during orientation.
All contestants are responsible for their own Ao Dai to reflect their own taste and personality.
Yes, Tattoos and piercing are allowed. The choice is in the contestant to determine what is best for her.
No. All judges decisions are final, and all scores are kept confidential.
All contestants are expected to be in attendance and participate in the pre-pageant activities as this is part of the judging criteria. Not all activities are mandatory. Those that are can be made up at another date or upon discussion with a board member.
There are certain responsibilities that accompany the privilege of becoming a titleholder; however time involvement depends on the individual. We realize that your education, work and family are your top priorities, and we do our best to accommodate to your schedule when arranging events and obtaining appearances-these include speaking engagements, parades, charity events, galas, etc. Note however that titleholders are required to attend all Eden Center Inc. and Miss Vietnam DC sponsored events to represent Miss Vietnam DC and contribute to the community as the Miss Vietnam DC organization deems fit.
ORIENTATION / CONTESTANT PROMO
All registered and participating contestants meet to go over the contract and get an introduction of the journey. Afterwards, they get their hair and makeup done by the area’s top professionals for contestant photos and promotions.
Practices and Workshops are held every weekend, but not all are mandatory. Contestants work with instructors, experts, and mentors to prepare for a group performance, learn how to walk, get fashion tips and learn life-skills.
Throughout the journey, contestants can participate in a variety of events and activities in the community such as festivals, fashion shows, networking conferences, 5K Races, and many others.
This photoshoot is a great opportunity to wear Ao Dai from globally-recognized designers and showcase our Vietnamese-American culture. Our calendars are sold and used to promote the upcoming Pageant Show.
After weeks of preparation, the contestants perform at the pageant and compete in the Ao Dai competition, Evening Gown competition, and on-stage Q&A. The scores are calculated and the new Miss Vietnam DC is crowned!