QUALIFICATIONS => Natural born female => At least 1/4 Vietnamese => 18+ years of age (Miss) => 35+ years of age (Mrs)
Application DEADLINE OPEN till all qualified contestants have been selected.
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
JUDGING CRITERIAS => 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, March 11th, 2017 @ Santa Clara Convention Center (not open to the public) COMPETITION Sunday, March 12th, 2017 @ Santa Clara Convention Center
PAGEANT WEEK SCHEDULE Wed, March 8th | Orientation Thu, March 9th | Presentation 1 Fri, March 10th | Presentation 2 Sat, March 11th | Interviews / Talent Competition Sun, March 12th | Pageant
TITLES => 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. => Mrs. Commerce will be determined by the 7-Judges Panel & The Executive and Planning Committees on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 (if applicable). => Miss/Mrs. Talent will be determined by the 3-Judges Panel at the Preliminary Competition on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 (if applicable). => Mrs. Charity will be determined by the Executive Committee by March 1st, 2017 (if applicable). => Miss People's Choice will be determined by votes from the audience on Pageant Day. *Using the points system, each dollar is worth 1 point. Winner is based on the highest amount of points. *All $ collected from this title will benefit the MVNUSA Scholarship Foundation.
CONTESTANT FEES Application - $300 (scholarships available) Hair & Makeup (optional) - $150 Keepsake DVD (optional) - $100 Program Booklet Full Color Ad Page (recommended) - $500
TICKETS $100 | Sponsor $50 | VIP $25 | General Tickets are non-refundable. Limited Seating to 600 guests.
1:30PM | VIP/Sponsors Exclusive Event 2:30PM | Doors open 3:00PM | Show begins
EXECUTIVE & PLANNING COMMITTEES Executive Director | KimDzung Luu Executive Co-Directors | KimHue Ly & Annie Le Pageant Director | Kimmy Huynh Pageant Co-Directors | NgocTrang Nguyen & Linda Tran Program Director | BichLien Nguyen Founder | Juliane ThuSuong
SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION COMMITTEE MissMrsVNUSASF@gmail.com Chair | Queen TuyetMai Hurt, PhD (UC Berkeley) Co-Chair | Queen ThanhXuan Vo, MBA (UC Los Angeles) Co-Chair | Queen NgocHan Nguyen (UC Berkeley)
PAGEANT 2017 PRODUCTION TEAM Technical Director | Dong Le Stage Management Team | Tuy Le, ThanhThao Nguyen, Thong Nguyen Volunteers Coordinator | HaVy Dinh
OFFICIAL VIDEOGRAPHERS DVD | Dong Le Productions Documentary | Viet Vung Vinh
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS Lead Photographer | Hoang Le Photography Photographer | Son Tran Photographer | Daniel Cao Photographer | Mike Tran Photographer | Thanh Tran Photographer | Bruce Nguyen Photographer | Thomas Lam Photographer | Andy Nguyen Photographer | Dan Do Photographer | Trinh Lee Guest Photographer | Andreas Zhou Guest Photographer | Nhat Mai
*** Absolutely no other videographers allowed inside theater on pageant day without making prior arrangements with our Technical Director, Dong Le
*** All guest photographers, please contact our Lead Photographer, Hoang Le
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. Thank you!