Supermodels Nguyen Binh Minh and Vu Thu Phuong became the most excellent models this year in the awards ceremony of the Vietnam Model Awards 2008 on December 21 at Nguyen Du Competition Hall in Ho Chi Minh City.
Both of them also garnered the Most Talented Model award in the contest.
Nguyen Binh Minh started his career as a model in 2002 and he has since gained numerous prizes such as Manhunt’s top 15 favourite models, organised in Shanghai, China, in 2002, and Vietnamese Most Excellent Model in 2003 and 2004. He is also a businessman and a screen actor. He got married in 2008.
Meanwhile, Vu Thu Phuong, who won promosing model award in a vote in 2006, has become an outstanding model in recent years. Apart from her modelling career, she is a businesswoman and an actress. She has come into the limelight recently with a role in the star-studded film “Shanghai”, in which she acted with Hollywood film stars like John Cusack, Gong-Li and Chow Yun Fat.
The final round of Vietnam Model Awards 2008 drew the participation of 28 models, who beat out 100 other models through audience votes. The final round featured outstanding models, including Ho Duc Vinh, Duc Tien, Van Thinh, Vo Hoang Yen, Ngoc Quyen, Khong Lan Phuong and La Ngoc Duy.
The awards were delivered after shows by designers Hoang Hai and Mizada fashion as well as Christmas costumes shown off by up-and-coming younger models. Mister International 2008 Tien Doan took part in the contest as an invited guest. Beauty Duong Truong Thien Ly, who has returned from Miss World 2008, singer Ho Ngoc Ha, former Miss Mai Phuong Thuy, actor Jonny Tri Nguyen and actress Ngo Thanh Van were also invited to present awards.
List of awards granted:
Most favourite Model through internet vote: La Ngoc Duy, Quynh Thu
Most Promising Model: Pham Nhu Thao, Nguyen Van Thinh
Most Photogenic: Hoang Yen, Duc Tien
Best Performance Model: Doan Tuan, Ngoc Quyen
Best Talented: Binh Minh, Vu Thu Phuong
Best Body: Khong Lan Phuong, Quang Giap
Most Devoted: Duc Tien, Kim Minh