'Lingerie queen' Ngoc Trinh's energy recovers slowly following nearly 4-month detention

By Huong Giang   February 27, 2024 | 05:00 pm PT
Model Ngoc Trinh has disclosed that although she has resumed her business and modeling activities, her pace is slow because she is still recuperating her “energy” following her release on bail under a suspended sentence.
Model Ngoc Trinh. Photo from Ngoc Trinhs Facebook

Model Ngoc Trinh. Photo from Ngoc Trinh's Facebook

"I’m gradually readjusting to my usual routine," Trinh, dubbed "Lingerie queen", shared in a video uploaded on her Facebook page on Feb. 23.

In the video, Ngoc Trinh is seen participating in her first photoshoot of 2024 after spending three weeks with her family following her release. She mentioned requesting her team to limit the number of photos taken as she was "still tired" and felt less energetic than usual.

The model was apprehended in October last year on allegations of causing a "disturbance of public order."

This arrest followed the discovery by investigators of five videos on her TikTok and Facebook accounts, each of which has millions of followers, showing her riding large-displacement motorcycles. These videos garnered widespread attention and criticism online, according to police, particularly because the model was seen adopting risky poses including lying and kneeling on the vehicles’ saddles while navigating the streets of Thu Duc City.

Authorities concluded that her actions "adversely affected public order and safety" and had a deleterious impact on the youth’s lifestyle and mindset, contravening the social media conduct guidelines set forth by the Ministry of Information and Communication in 2021.

Further investigation then revealed Ngoc Trinh lacked the requisite license for operating large-displacement motorcycles.

The model consequently received a one-year suspended sentence from the HCMC People’s Court on Feb. 2 for "disrupting public order," followed by a two-year probation period.

Reflecting on her recent adversities, Ngoc Trinh said she has learned to appreciate life’s positives and maintain a hopeful stance in the face of misfortune. She mentioned enduring scars from a motorcycle accident last year, lamenting the missed opportunity for timely treatment. She said she is currently undergoing treatment and anticipating noticeable improvements within three to six months.

Ngoc Trinh also conveyed her gratitude for the continued support from her friends and family and reassured her audience of her determination to regain her stride and normalize her life.

"I believe I will catch up with life and bring everything back to normal," she affirmed to her supporters.

Born Tran Thi Ngoc Trinh, the 35-year-old embarked on her modeling journey in 2005, later achieving fame through her lingerie and swimsuit photoshoots. Her victory in the Miss Vietnam International pageant in 2011 further elevated her status.

The model ventured into acting in 2016 with "Vong Eo 56" (Queen of the Bikini), a film inspired by her life story, and has since been involved in various cinematic projects.

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