The information was announced at a press conference held by the organizing panel of the beauty contest on December 1 in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province.

The "Brave Heart", the crown of the Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, was introduced at the press conference. Photo:

The contest, the fourth of its kind since 2008, aims to honor the healthy and graceful beauty, willpower, bravery, intelligence, and skills of Vietnamese women in the new era.

Forty-five best contestants, selected from the qualifying round in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, will compete at the semi-final on December 3 evening at the Crown Center.

As part of the contest, beauties will join activities to promote tourism of Nha Trang city, learn about the local history, visit famous landscapes in the city, including the Ponagar Tower, and Chong (Husband) Promontory. They will actively participate in social activities at Thanh Son Pagoda, Vinh Phuong 2 Primary School, and more.

This large-scale contest, starting in January 2019, is one of the prominent and official programs popularizing Vietnam tourism in the framework of the National Tourism Year 2019-Nha Trang.

The Tourism Year, themed “Colors of the Sea”, is hosted by Khanh Hoa province to promote the culture, tourism and economy of the province and the nation.

Translated by Mai Huong