Angry viewers criticized the beauty queen for wearing a transparent dress on stage.
The organizers of the Miss Vietnam 2022 pageant were forced to apologize after an outcry over the contestant’s see-through dress.
Model Fong An is seen wearing a “smooth” yellow dress with ultra-sheer material that shows her body underneath.
The 24-year-old was on stage to award the first runner-up title to rival Trinh Thuy Linh.
Fong – who was the first runner-up in the 2020 competition – said she was “ashamed” of the outfit, adding that she had “learned a lesson” in her fashion choices.
The event organizers issued an apology to the angry fans over the controversial dress.
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they said, in a statement shared with in this expression.
From certain angles, the dress created an unflattering image on stage.
The organizers of the Miss Vietnam 2022 pageant apologize to the public and fans for not anticipating and not being able to prevent the accident in advance.
Vice-Chair of the Organizing Committee, Pham Kim Dong, said that the clothes worn on stage are chosen very carefully before the event.
However, she said that on this occasion, not all the lights were on during the rehearsal, which meant that there didn’t seem to be a problem with the dress.
Social media platforms were filled with angry comments from viewers angry at the dress, while others rushed to Phong Anh’s defense.
“Silly profanity that led to cultural disgust with the Miss Vietnam pageant,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another on Facebook said: “This outfit is not even suitable for a beauty pageant.”
“It doesn’t look good on TV. You should be more careful next time.”
“She was wearing a bodysuit underneath, not underwear, so I don’t see anything inappropriate here,” one wrote.
“People are overreacting. I think the organizers are responsible for this incident. They have a costume control team and they are still letting this happen.”
She underwent the popular new Miss Universe contests earlier this year.
For the first time in the institution’s history, the contest expanded the eligibility rules to allow married women and mothers to compete.
The historic changes will be implemented for the first time during the 2023 competition.
The current 70-year-old rule states that only single women between the ages of 18 and 28, who have not married or had children, are allowed to apply.
A source close to the organization confirmed that the age group will remain the same internal.
An internal memo seen by The National said: “We all believe that women should have a role in their lives and that a person’s personal decisions should not be a barrier to their success.”