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. See it live, at Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Maryland on November 13, 2016.

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THE PRIZE: $2,000 and a Trip to Vietnam!

In addition to $2,000 Cash, the Grand Prize Winner will travel to Vietnam with Hope for Tomorrow to volunteer at Medical and Dental missions to help disadvantaged communities.

  • GRAND PRIZE: $2,000 AND TRIP TO VIETNAM
  • 1st RUNNER-UP: $1,000
  • 2nd RUNNER-UP: $600
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE: $350
  • CONGENIALITY AWARD: $350

THE PAGEANT COMPETITION

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PRIVATE INTERVIEWS

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 COMPETITION

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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EVENING GOWN

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

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ON-STAGE Q&A

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 November 10, 2016.
  • 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 November 12, 2016.
  • 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.

I do not have any experience with Pageantry, Modelling, or Dancing. Should I still compete?

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.


Do I have to speak Vietnamese to enter this Pageant?

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.


Is there a height or weight requirement?

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.


What happens after I submit my headshot photo & application?

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.


What does the registration fee cover?

$100 non-refundable application fee is for our team to process the application and the production costs.


Do I have to spend a lot of money on my wardrobe?

It depends on your taste. We will provide you with information to save you money on your gown during orientation.


Will Miss Vietnam DC provide an ao dai to any contestants that do not have one?

All contestants are responsible for their own Ao Dai to reflect their own taste and personality.


Are tattoos or body piercing allowed?

Yes, Tattoos and piercing are allowed. The choice is in the contestant to determine what is best for her.


Will I get to see my scores after the pageant?

No. All judges decisions are final, and all scores are kept confidential.


What is expected of me if I become a contestant?

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.


How much time is required as a titleholder if I win?

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.

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THE JOURNEY

SUNDAY AUGUST 28, 2016

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.

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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.

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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.

SEPTEMBER

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.

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NOVEMBER 13, 2016

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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!

THE WINNERS

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2015

Jessica Phan

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2014

Loney Nguyen

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2011

Nhut Pho

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2013

Vicenta Tran

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2010

Suzanne Phan

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2012

Catherine Ho

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2009

Nhien Pho

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CONTACT US

MissVietnamDC@gmail.com

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