Miss Sports 2012 Lai Huong Thao.
Huong Thao, 1.67m, 89-61.5-91.5, a student from the Hai Phong People-Founded University, was among outstanding contestants. However, in the final competition she did not perform well as expected. Her silk dance was not perfect because the silk strip rolled into her body, because of strong wind. Her answer in the interview round was not as good as that of Duong Thi Ha Giang, who picked up a similar question.
Many audience guessed that Ha Giang would be the winner but finally Lai Huong Thao was crowned Miss Sports 2012.
The top three contestants.
Thao received a crown worth VND1 billion ($50,000) and VND100 million ($5,000) of cash. She will represent Vietnam at the Miss Supranational 2012 in Poland from August 25.
Ha Giang was the first runner-up. Ha Giang, 20, is a student of the Institute for International Relations.
The third place belonged to Giang Thi Chuong, 18, a H’mong ethnic girl from Son La province. Chuong is a student of the Central Art Teachers’ Training University.
The final competition was held on the peak of Ba Na Mount in Da Nang City. The audience had to cross a 5km road by cable cars to watch the competition.
The happy moment of Miss Sports 2012:
Lai Huong Thao could not hold on tears when she was named as Miss Sports 2012.
Miss Sports 2007 Tran Thi Quynh put the VND1 billion crown on Thao’s head.
Thao entered the final round of Miss Auto 2011 and was Miss Ha Long 2012.
Other contestants congratulated Thao on her triumph.
The top three contestants.
Miss Sports 1997 Hoang Anh congratulated Huong Thao.
The final competition in pictures:
Miss Vietnam 2004 Nguyen Thi Huyen (second from the left).
The jury included Vice Secretary General of the Vietnam Sports and Physical Training
Confederation Nguyen Hong Minh, Doctor of Anthropometry Tham Hoang Diep and other experts.
Miss Sports 2007 Tran Thi Quynh in the torch relay.
She released a pigeon.
Two hosts – Model and actor Binh Minh and Miss Sports 1995 Thu Huong.
Singer Duong Trieu Vu.
Miss Sports 1997 Hoang Anh sang a song.
Wushu coach Phuong Lan.
Singer Dam Vinh Hung.
35 finalists in evening gowns.
Singer Pha Le.
Contestants in swimwears.
Sponsors received the organizing board’s campaign medals.
Contestants in talent competition:
|Nguyen Xuan Huong performed a belly dance.|
|Duong Thi Ha Giang with a silk dance.|
|Nguyen Y Linh and her partner in the Rumba.|
|Dang Thi Nhu Trang.|
|Lai Huong Thao in a silk dance.|
|Nguyen Diep Anh performed Aerobic.|
|Nguyen Thi Anh Hong with a belly and silk dance.|
Hoang Vu Khanh Van performed Aerobic.
|Vu Thuy Linh won Miss Talent for her knife dance.|
Giang Thi Chuong in the Samba.
Contestants in evening gown:
|Nguyen Ngoc Lan Huong|
|Nguyen Xuan Huong|
|Lai Huong Thao|
|Dang Nhu Trang|
|Nguyen Thuc Uyen|
|Trinh Hoang Anh|
|Cung Thanh Ngoc Anh|
|Vu Ngoc Hoang Oanh|
|Pham Tra Giang|
|Nguyen Thi Thu Hang|
|Nguyen Diep Anh|
Contestants in swimwears:
Nguyen Thi Thu Hang
Tran Pham Tra Giang
Giang Thi Chuong
Tran Thi Dung Hang
Lai Huong Thao
Duong Thi Dung
Trinh Thi Hoang Anh
Hoang Thi Hang
Nguyen Ngoc Lan Huong Luu Thi Van Phung
Nguyen Thi Xuan Huong
Compiled by P. Linh