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Vietnamese winner at Mister Global 2015 faces fine at home
  • By T.H | | March 10, 2015 11:32 AM
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Nguyen Van Son, a Vietnamese professional Taekwondo athlete who won the Mister Global 2015 male beauty pageant in Thailand now faces trouble at home because he failed to get permission from Vietnam authorities to compete.

 Son (centre) and four runners-up at the contest

Son, 21, a tall 1.93m, beat 19 contestants. He made a strong impression on judges in all rounds of the contest, including traditional costume, beach costume, daily costume and party costume.

Son won a cash prize of USD25,000. Runners-up were contestants from Venezuela, Thailand, Brazil and France.


Son with a flag of Vietnam


He wore a military uniform for the traditional costumes round

But Son now faces a fine of VND15-30m by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Performing Art Department when he returns home -- he failed to get a license to attend the contest.

“I decided to compete just a few days before it began and did not have enough time to get the necessary permit from Vietnamese authorities," Son said. "It was the Tet holiday."

Thí sinh Việt Nam nổi bật với áo dài vàng trên sân khấu 

Son wore Vietnam's traditional long dress with a dragon motiff for the finals on March 7Các thí sinh xuất hiện với đồng phục của ban tổ chức

Contestants in the organisers' uniforms 

Đại diện Việt Nam khoe thể hình chuẩn trong đêm chung kết... 

Son in beach costume 

In party costume

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