The most beautifully passionate Vietnamese-American women in the D.C. Metropolitan area compete for confidence, elegance, poise, leadership and community service as the next Miss Vietnam DC. For the first time, see it live, at Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Maryland on October 11, 2015.

PRIZES

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Grand Prize
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1st Runner Up
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2nd Runner Up
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People's Choice
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Congeniality Award
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SAVE THE DATE

PRESS CONFERENCE

Saturday, July 18

REGISTRATION ENDS

Thursday, Aug 6

ORIENTATION

Saturday, Aug 8

PAGEANT SHOW

Sunday, Oct 11

REGISTER

THE PAGEANT COMPETITION

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Private Interviews -
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Contestants meet with the judges prior to Pageant Day for private interviews where focus is on overall presence and personality.

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Ao Dai -
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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.

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Like the Ao Dai portion, contestants demonstrate their best Evening Gown to showcase their personal style and elegance.

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Points will be awarded to contestants who make it to the mandatory workshops, practices and events throughout the pageant journey over 2 months.

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The attending audience will be able to cast their vote for their favorite contestant. Although only a small portion of the score, this will help with close calls for the top seed.

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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.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or no more than 29 years of age on October 10, 2015.
  • Must be a natural-born female that has never been married or had a marriage annulled.
  • Must not be a parent, currently be pregnant, or have ever given birth to a child.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States,and have resided in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area (DC/MD/VA) for at least 6 months as of October 10, 2015.
  • Must be atleast 1/8 of Vietnamese descendant.
  • Must be of good health and moral character.
  • Must agree that if they win or succeed to the state level title or the title of MISS VIETNAM DC, they will not participate in any other pageants during the time they hold any of these titles, unless authorized in writing by MISS VIETNAM DC.
  • Must be willing to release, unconditionally and forever, any claim against Miss Vietnam DC, Its affiliated or related companies and their respective officers, directors, advisors, partners, employees, agents and assigns, which they may have by virtue of their participation in their state pageant, or by any use of their name, likeness, voice, and/or biography in connection with their state pageant, including use in promotional and advertising material.

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.

If eligible, please fill out the following online Registration Form with 2 photos and $100 Registration Fee in order to apply.

REGISTER ONLINE

THE EXPERIENCE

AUGUST 8

ORIENTATION
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.

AUGUST-OCTOBER

PRACTICES
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.

AUGUST-OCTOBER

ACTIVITIES
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.

AUGUST 18

CALENDAR PHOTOSHOOT
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.

OCTOBER 11

SHOWTIME
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!

PAGEANT YEAR

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The title holders, collectively known as “The Royal Court” carry out their duties throughout the year by making appearances, attending exclusive events, helping the community, and planning charity projects.

ON-GOING

THE MISS VIETNAM DC FAMILY
Whether contestants walk home with a Crown or not, they are welcomed into the Miss Vietnam DC family. We continue to touch base with all our contestants with occasional invites to exclusive events and an opportunity to mentor new contestants.

THE ORGANIZATION

The Miss Vietnam DC pageant is a non-profit, community-oriented organization which aims to celebrate Vietnamese-American women who embody poise, leadership, and service to the multi-cultural community.

We identify and connect young women with community and professional leaders to cultivate learning and success. Our organization seeks to find the most qualified and capable successors to continue our legacy of community building and empowerment.

We enable Vietnamese-American women to find their inner leader, as well as provide a unifying platform for community involvement to transcend cultural and generational boundaries.

Collaboration

MVNDC bridges the cultural and age gap between older and younger Vietnamese-Americans. MVNDC also bridges the cultural gap between the Vietnamese community and other ethnic groups through collaborative programs supporting social and economic development in ethnic communities.

Leadership

MVNDC promotes leadership development in women by providing structured training and opportunities to serve as role models in the community. MVNDC’s mentoring program also provides young women with direct access to successful leaders and role models in the community.

Community Service

MVNDC promotes community service by connecting young women to diverse, charitable projects in the area. MVNDC also presents an annual award to an exemplary woman who demonstrates exceptional commitment to the D.C. Metropolitan Area communities through service and volunteerism.

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Tuyet-Nhi Le

PAGEANT DIRECTOR
Tuyet-Nhi Le is a business owner and the co-founder of 3 Restaurant concepts in the D.C. area which include Chasin’ Tails Cajun Seafood and Bar, Roll Play Vietnamese Grill and Teas Me Tea Bar.

She first entered the organization as a contestant, and from there saw the potential to bring together talented people to make it bigger and better.

As the Pageant Director, she combines her business experience and her passion for philanthropy to organize the entire pageant year and find ways to mobilize and help her local community. Her passion for beauty, fashion, fitness and make-up also fuel her desire to help others feel beautiful inside and out.

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David Dang

CREATIVE & MARKETING DIRECTOR
David Dang is a self-taught web developer, graphic designer, digital marketing strategist, branding architect and commercial photographer.

As the organization’s Creative and Marketing Director, he oversees the artistic direction of the brand and personally handles the photoshoots and digital media.

David joined the organization because he is passionate about creativity and wanted to give both the Vietnamese and Pageant communities something new and fresh.

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Lieu Nguyen

CHAIRWOMAN

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Ricky Lin

PUBLIC RELATIONS

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2009

Miss Eden Center

The first Miss Vietnam DC was held in Eden Center to celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival, and at the time, was called Miss Eden Center.

2010

Miss Vietnam

Under title holder Nhien Pho, the Miss Eden Center pageant changed it’s name to Miss Vietnam of the greater washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and the pageant shifted towards more collaboration with the community and vietnamese student organizations.

2013

Miss Vietnam gets a Makeover

Under the leadership of Tuyet-Nhi Le, an official Exec Board is formed for the organization and one of the first tasks is a complete re-brand of the pageant. A new logo and cohesive look was created by David Dang and we begin to position ourselves as a non-profit and modern pageant.

2015

Non-profit status and Horseshoe Casino: A new Home

We officially become a 501c3 non-profit organization to solidfy our position as a community-serviced pageant. With the increased traffic from the previous year’s rebrand, we decide to move out of the Eden Center parking lot and under the roof of our new title sponsor, Baltimore Horseshoe casino for the first time.

THE CONTESTANTS

2014

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Loney Nguyen

2013

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Vicenta Tran

2012

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Catherine Ho

2011

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Nhut Pho

2010

2010

Suzanne Phan

2009

2009

Nhien Pho

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