Hoang Thuy Linh – Vietnam’s Paris Hilton

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Hoang Thuy Linh – Vietnam’s Paris Hilton

The Hanoitimes - Hoang Thuy Linh, 23, was the idol of Vietnamese youth at that time through a TV series entitled “Vang Anh’s Diary”. She is also a pop singer.

The Hanoitimes - Hoang Thuy Linh, 23, was the idol of Vietnamese youth at that time through a TV series entitled “Vang Anh’s Diary”. She is also a pop singer.

She is well-known for her controversial sex tape, for which she has been compared to Paris Hilton.

As a former student of Hanoi ’s College of Art , she was trained to be an actress. Linh join girlband Thien Than (Angels). During her teenage years, Hoang Thuy Linh was a presenter for HanoiTV's gameshow for kids "Vui Cung HUGO". She was a famous teenager, winning Hoa Hoc Tro's ICON contest in 2006 and participated in many TV commercials & adverts as well as being o­n magazine covers for teenagers.

Linh's first appearance as an actress was the role in “Path of life” drama as a little girl named Thuy (2004, 25 episodes, Golden Award – Vietnam Drama Festival 2005). After that success, she was casted in two other drama's “Laugh of destiny” (2005, 18 episodes) and her Lan role in “Journey to the Sun” (2006, 29 episodes) of Director Luu Trong Ninh.

In 2006, Linh started studying at the Department of TV director – Vietnam Acting and Film College and graduated in 2009.

In 2007 she was casted for a leading role in the second season of an interactive television program - "Vang Anh’s Diary" – a well received sitcom due to its educational inspirations to Vietnamese youth.

In September 2007, a video of Linh having sexual intercourse with her boyfriend was leaked o­nline. The video first hit YouTube and was quickly removed, but then it found its way o­nto the Vietnamese forums. The video spread widely throughout the nation and was the biggest scandal ever in the Vietnamese entertainment industry. The scandal caused an outcry domestically and internationally with the outstanding involvement of the media from the UK and the US .

The incident was also mentioned by Perez Hilton o­n his blog. The affair generated public debates in many ways, the teenage youth called for a sympathetic tolerance to Linh while adults, as parents in particular, heavily criticized and even informally demanded from her an official apology for indirectly putting the end to an education oriented TV program of Vietnam’s youth.

On September 14 2007, producers of "Vang Anh's Diary" announced the cancellation of the show with the last episode was a pre-recorded talk show with Linh where she publicly apologized for the video. VTV later was heavily criticized for this show.

After the scandal, Linh went low-profile for a year and then she returned to the scene in 2010 with the self titled debut album "Hoang Thuy Linh - Vol.1". Though the album received very little promotion, it still managed to gain much success with many critics who praised her singing ability and the album's quality.

In May 2011, Linh released her sophomore album entitled "Dung Voi Vang" (No Hurry). Similar to her debut album, many critics praised her singing ability and the album's quality. Both albums have the Pop, Dance-Pop style.

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