Nha Trang, Miss Universe 2008, and I'm not sure it will help

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Miss Vietnam 2008 Nguyen Thuy Trang

In a previous post Vietnam: Economy 1, pageant winners 0 I couldn't help but notice how Vietnam's beauty pageant winners haven't really won anything on the global stage - and you know you wanted to know about this - and even though this year's Miss Universe pageant is going to be held in Nha Trang on July 14th, I couldn't help but think that it's probably not going to help their cause for winning something major (because the talent contest is apparently a dead heat this year according to Las Vegas bookies) - but it's at least nice to get some more tourists into the country - and hey - whatever you think about beauty pageants - can't really help you there because while I don't really watch them - I don't really have any problem with them either.

And since - are you really going to deny a Vietnamese woman the chance at a Miss Universe crown after her country was Agent Oranged not even a blink of an eye ago?

Yeah - that's what I thought.