Before the final night of the event at the 18,000-seat Mercedes Benz Arena, contestants will have two weeks to practice posing in front of a camera, perfect their catwalk performance, and attend events hosted by famous fashion brand names and model agencies.
Cindy Crawford, one of the world’s leading models, will be a member of the jury in the final round.
The jury will choose 15 winners, who will be awarded with a US$1million contract with the Elite Model Management agency.
The 1.76-meter Tuyet Lan has experience performing at well-known local fashion shows including Fashion Week, Dep Fashion show, and the ELLE fashion show.
Last year, the 21-year-old model topped the Asian Model Search 2011 contest in Singapore.
Elite Model Look World was created in 1983 by John Casablancas, founder of the Elite Model Management.
Besides Cindy Crawford, the contest has discovered many of the fashion industry’s big names, such as Gisele Bundchen, Linda Evangelista, Inès Sastre, Stephanie Seymour, Tatjana Patitz, Natalia Semanova, Yfke Sturm and Mini Anden.
This year, it has attracted 63 contestants from around the world.
Vietnam has sent contestants to the event twice before: Truong Thuy Thanh Truc represent the country in Tunisia in 2002; while Dinh Lan Phuong participated in the 2008 competition, held in China.