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Measured, assessed and judged: Miss Vietnam 2016 about to kick off

By Quynh Anh   June 6, 2016 | 03:26 pm GMT+7

A group of slender girls, well made-up, dressed to the nines and gathered in one place can only mean one thing: auditions to compete for the title “Miss Vietnam 2016”.

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Last Sunday, hundreds of beauties flocked to Saigon to take part in the Southern Qualification round for Miss Vietnam 2016.

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Most of them are fresh out of university.

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The would-be models were measured, gave an introduction and questioned by the jury.

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Le Tran Ngoc Han was one of the beauties exempt from the qualification round for already earning the title "Hue’s Miss Tourism 2015"

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Many seasoned competitors showed up in traditional "ao dai".

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Others turned to more up-to-date looks in attempts to impress the jury.

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Beautiful gossiping break captured by photographer.

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This year’s pageant is not just based on beauty, a stigma that gave the competition a bad reputation for promoting of an "ideal" image of women that many agree to be far from reality.

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“Miss Vietnam 2016” will also name “Miss Kindness”, who will perform social activities, and “Miss Media”, who will boost local tourism.

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On the same day, the top 30 beauties were announced. The final round will be happening at 8 p.m., June 12.

 Photo by Linh Le

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