Vietnam beauty queen misspells country’s name

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Vietnem1Miss Sports Vietnam 2007 Tran Thi Quynh, representative of Vietnam at Mrs. World 2013 held in Guangzhou, China, has been criticized for wearing a ribbon with a typo in her country’s name, prompting a new nickname, “Miss Word” for her.

At the final night of the pageant last weekend, Quynh wore a ribbon with the words “Mrs. Vietnem” in the swimsuit and evening gown rounds. After that, photos capturing Quynh with the misspelled ribbon were spread on the Internet, inciting outrage from Vietnamese citizens who expressed shock with Quynh’s carelessness. The error was made worse by the fact that during the finale, Quynh accidentally held a Vietnamese flag upside down.

“It’s unacceptable! Can’t she read? That’s embarassing!” reader Phuong stressed.

In response, CIAT, the company that sent Quynh to the contest, explained that the incident is the fault of the pageant’s organisers. According to CIAT, contestants were given two ribbons, one for sideline events and one for the rehearsal and the finale. The ribbon with the typo was given to Quynh just minutes before the rehearsal so she didn’t have time to notice the mistake. Other contestants also wore ribbons with embarassing misspellings, including the women representing Dominica and Ireland.

CIAT’s chairman Kim Hong, also a member of the contest’s jury, informed the public that Mrs. World chairman David Marmel gave his apology to the Vietnamese delegation.

“As a Vietnamese, I admitted that this was because of my carelessness. This is a lesson that will be with me for the rest of my life, a mistake that I will never make again,” Quynh said, expressing she was careless due to the dense schedule of the contest.

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Miss Sports Vietnam 2007 Tran Thi Quynh, representative of Vietnam at Mrs. World 2013 held in Guangzhou, China, has been criticized for wearing a ribbon with a typo in her country’s name, prompting a new nickname, “Miss Word” for her.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Vietnem1Miss Sports Vietnam 2007 Tran Thi Quynh, representative of Vietnam at Mrs. World 2013 held in Guangzhou, China, has been criticized for wearing a ribbon with a typo in her country’s name, prompting a new nickname, “Miss Word” for her.

At the final night of the pageant last weekend, Quynh wore a ribbon with the words “Mrs. Vietnem” in the swimsuit and evening gown rounds. After that, photos capturing Quynh with the misspelled ribbon were spread on the Internet, inciting outrage from Vietnamese citizens who expressed shock with Quynh’s carelessness. The error was made worse by the fact that during the finale, Quynh accidentally held a Vietnamese flag upside down.

“It’s unacceptable! Can’t she read? That’s embarassing!” reader Phuong stressed.

In response, CIAT, the company that sent Quynh to the contest, explained that the incident is the fault of the pageant’s organisers. According to CIAT, contestants were given two ribbons, one for sideline events and one for the rehearsal and the finale. The ribbon with the typo was given to Quynh just minutes before the rehearsal so she didn’t have time to notice the mistake. Other contestants also wore ribbons with embarassing misspellings, including the women representing Dominica and Ireland.

CIAT’s chairman Kim Hong, also a member of the contest’s jury, informed the public that Mrs. World chairman David Marmel gave his apology to the Vietnamese delegation.

“As a Vietnamese, I admitted that this was because of my carelessness. This is a lesson that will be with me for the rest of my life, a mistake that I will never make again,” Quynh said, expressing she was careless due to the dense schedule of the contest.

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