It’s true you guys, Miss World 2008 hasn’t had enough of Vietnam, yet. Or maybe it’s the other way around… But who cares, she’s back!

When asked what she told her family upon the return of her last visit, Ksenia replied that “Vietnamese people are very good & heartwarming hosts. They are very welcoming to visitors. Moreover, I really missed eating Pho and taking walks on Vietnam’s beaches. It’s good to be back (again).”

Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova have returned to Vietnam with her 2004 Peruvian predecessor Maria Mantilla Garcia in a cross-country charity tour called “Footprint of Charity” from May 28 to June 8.

The tour, organized by US-based Rare Antibody Antigen Supply Inc. (RAAS) group, will take the goodwill ambassadors across the country through several major cities and provinces including Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Nam, Hau Giang, Can Tho, Quang Nam, Da Nang, Hue, Quang Tri and Khanh Hoa.


A budget estimated at over VND8 billion (US$450,000) will be used to finance local philanthropic organizations and sponsor other cultural and social outreach activities including a music show at the My Son World Heritage site and a road construction project in Bich Khue Village, Hue Town.

Members of the tour will also attend two concerts in Can Tho City on June 2 and in Nha Trang Town on June 7 to raise funds for the Vong Tay Nhan Ai (Philanthropic circle) Fund and the Central Youth Union’s Vu A Dinh Scholarship.


Ksenia initially raised an estimated US$3 million in her first charity trip to Vietnam during the lunar new year holidays in January and this is her second visit to the country.

Due to her busy schedule, Miss World 2007 Zhang Zi Lin won’t be joining the tour as initially planned, but she will accompany Ksenia to Vietnam again in October next year when the country hosts the 2010 Miss World Pageant.

Source: ThanNien, Kenh14, & VietBao