Miss Universe contestants try on ao dai
16:06' 19/06/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – On their second day in Vietnam, competitors in the Miss Universe 2008 pageant tried on the traditional Vietnamese dress, ao dai.


Over 50 girls who came to HCM City on the first two days were measured and tried on ao dai, which were designed by four Vietnamese designers, Vo Viet Chung, Thuan Viet, Sy Hoang and Lien Huong.


Each designer is in charge of taking body measurements and preparing ao dai for 20 competitors. Thuan Viet said on June 18 he got measurements and tried ao dai on 11 candidates from France, Indonesia, India, El Salvador, etc.


He said most of the girls were very beautiful in Vietnamese ao dai because they have standard body measurements. “Miss India was the best in ao dai,” he said.


These ao dai will go to the stage with competitors on the night of June 24 in HCM City in the ao dai competition.


On June 18, many more competitors arrived in HCM City, including Miss Japan, Miss China, Miss Germany, Miss Colombia, etc.


The final competitors will arrive in HCM City today, June 19, including many Asian beauties, such as the competitors from South Korea and the Philippines.


A welcome party will be held on June 20 in the evening, with the presence of Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori.


Some competitors in HCM City on June 18:


Miss El Salvado and Miss Sri Lanka


Miss Curacao and Miss Costa Rica


Miss Bolivia and Miss Denmark


Miss Mexico and Miss South Africa


Miss Norway and Mis Pueto Rico


Miss Sri Lanka and Miss Switzerland


Miss Turks & Caicos and Miss Dominica


Miss Trinidad & Tobago and Miss Georgia


Miss Greece and Miss Malaysia



Vo Tien

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