QUALIFICATIONS: => Natural born female => At least 1/4 Vietnamese => 18+ years of age
COMPETITIONS: Round 1 | Evening Gown & Ao Dai Round 2 (Top 5) | Q & A
JUDGES PANEL (7): Head Judge: Anh Nguyet Cao 5 Female Judges + 2 Male Judges
The JUDGING CRITERIA will include: => 20% from The Executive & Planning Committees Attendance, participation, personality, overall qualities and character. => 80% from The 7-Judges Panel (50% Evening Gown Competition + 50% Ao Dai Competition) Round 1 = 100% will determine Top 5 Round 2 = 20% from the Executive & Planning Committees + 80% from The 7-Judges Panel FINAL SCORES = Round 1 (30%) + Round 2 (70%)
PRELIMINARY COMPETITION | Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 @ Santa Clara Convention Center (not open to the public) COMPETITION | Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 @ Santa Clara Convention Center
WINNERS: => Miss Vietnam USA, Miss Vietnam California, 1st Princess & 2nd Princess will be based on the Judging Criteria above. => Mrs Vietnam USA, Mrs Vietnam California, 1st Runner Up, & 2nd Runner Up will be based on the Judging Criteria above. => Miss/Mrs. Congeniality will be voted among Contestants & The Executive and Planning Committees on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. => Mrs. Commerce will be determined by the 7-Judges Panel & The Executive and Planning Committees on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 (if applicable). => Miss/Mrs. Talent will be determined by the 3-Judges Panel at the Preliminary Competition on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 (if applicable). => Mrs. Charity will be determined by the Executive Committee by March 31st, 2016 (if applicable). => Miss People's Choice will be determined by votes from the audience. *Using the points system, each dollar spent on tickets purchases are worth the same points amount. Winner is based on the highest amount of points. *All $ collected from this title will benefit the MVNUSA Scholarship Committee.
TITLES: MISS VIETNAM USA Pageant 2016 => MISS VIETNAM USA | $1,000 cash + Diamond Necklace by Victory Jewelry ($1500 value) + Custom Ao Dai by Calvin Hiep ($800 value) => MISS VIETNAM CALIFORNIA | $800 cash + gifts => 1ST PRINCESS | $700 cash + gifts => 2ND PRINCESS | $500 cash + gifts => MISS CONGENIALITY | $500 cash + gifts => MISS COMMERCE | $500 cash + gifts => MISS TALENT | $500 cash + gifts => MISS TALENT | $500 cash + gifts
TITLES: MRS VIETNAM USA Pageant 2016 => MRS VIETNAM USA | $1,000 cash + Diamond Necklace by Victory Jewelry ($1500 value) + Custom Ao Dai by Calvin Hiep ($800 value) => MRS VIETNAM CALIFORNIA | $800 cash + gifts => 1ST RUNNER UP | $700 cash + gifts => 2ND RUNNER UP | $500 cash + gifts => MRS CONGENIALITY | $500 cash + gifts => MRS COMMERCE | $500 cash + gifts => MRS TALENT | $500 cash + gifts => MRS CHARITY (if applicable)
CONTESTANT FEES: Application - $100 (refundable) Hair & Makeup (optional) - $50 Keepsake DVD (optional) - $100 Program Booklet Full Color Ad Page (recommended) - $500
TICKETS: (KimHue 408-823-9565) (QuynhAn 408-499-1188) (ThuSuong 669-333-2500) $100 | VIP/Sponsors $50 | General $35 | General Tickets are non-refundable. Limited Seating to 600 guests.
12:30PM | VIP/Sponsors Photo Opportunity 1:30PM | Doors open 2:00PM | Show begins
EXECUTIVE & PLANNING COMMITTEES: Executive Director | Kim Dzung Luu Scholarship Director | Tuyet Mai Hurt, PhD Program Director | Bich Lien Nguyen Pageant Director (Miss) | Kimmy Huynh Pageant Director (Mrs) | Kim Hue Ly VIP/Sponsors Chair | Annie Le Sponsorship Chair | My Huong Ho Ticket Sales Chair | Katie QuynhAn Phan Program Booklet Chair | Tana Thai Ha VIP/Honored Guests Coordinator | Ngoc Trang Nguyen Musical Director | Tran Quang Nam Technical Director | Dong Le Stage Manager | Jodie Nguyen Stage Coordinator | Holly Hue Chau Awards & Prizes Coordinator | Jennifer Bao Han
OFFICIAL VIDEOGRAPHERS: Viet Vung Vinh
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Lead Photographer / Coordinator | Hoang Le Daniel Cao Dan Do Thomas Lam Andy Nguyen Bruce Nguyen Nghia Tran Son Tran Thanh K Tran Nhat Mai (Guest Photographer) The Doan (Guest Photographer)
(Outside professional photographers and videographers are not allowed in the theatre on pageant day)
Miss & Mrs. Vietnam USA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Federal ID #46-3914979. All donations are tax deductible. Please make check payable to Miss & Mrs. Vietnam USA.
***WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE ANY CHANGES AS SEEM APPROPRIATE TO OUR PROGRAM. We THANK YOU for your understanding and CONTINUOUS SUPPORT as we will always try our best to improve our organization. Thank you!