VietNam Super Model 2009 will be held in June 28, 2009.  This is a competition to find new faces in the modeling industry and hopefully the beginning their success on the catwalk.  The competition involved taking pictures, catwalk show, product endorsements, and a charity event.

The list of 25 finalists, males and females, has been finalized.  You will find common faces and names in the list, especially that of Huynh Thanh Tuyen.


Huynh Thanh Tuyen (in red) and other contestants

Yes, you heard it right, she is VietNam’s Rep for Miss Bikini 2009 and we have featured her on VietChannel in “Dem Dai Hoi Chan Dai 2009” and a photoshoot.  Since Miss Bikini 2009 has been delayed due to the H1N1 warnings, she will instead participate in this year’s modeling competition.  I guess this means that being a model doesn’t mean you are a SUPERmodel.  So, in order to make her official debut in the supermodel world, she has to enter this competition.  On the other hand, well-known models like Vinh Thuy and Thai Ha are also finalists.  Several models from Venus Modeling Management is also in the competition.

Not only will we be familiar with the finalists, we will also be familiar with one of the judges, Ho Ngoc Ha.  After a leave of absence from the catwalk, Ho Ngoc Ha will return as a judge in the show.

I thought this competition was to find “fresh” “new” faces, but I guess not.   And is there a definition for model versus a supermodel in VietNam?  Sometimes the newspaper publish them as “nguoi mau/model” and then some are “sieu mau/supermodel.”  The only one I have seen a consistently is Ha Anh, she is always addressed as “supermodel” probably because she has been in the international modeling market.