Mai Phuong Thuy in Poland.

Miss Vietnam Mai Phuong Thuy was named in the finals of the Dress Designer Award of the Miss World. Miss Croatia, Ivana Ergic is the winner of the category.

Thuy worn a black long dress which was stylised from Vietnam’s traditional ao dai (long dress) while combining western evening dress during the night.

In the list announced on September 14, after Miss Croatia, Miss the Netherlands, Miss India, Miss Kenya and Miss Ireland placed in second, third, fourth and fifth places respectively.

According to Viet Hung, designer of Mai Phuong Thuy, all decorations in Thuy’s dress were handmade. He also revealed that he would come to Poland to bring more dresses for Thuy.

Also among top 20 for dress design award are beauty queens from PR China, Czech Republic, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Lebanon, Romania, Italy, Aruba, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Colombia, United States, Venezuela, Angola, Kenya, Mauritius.

Superman Lennon

September 18, 2006

Rock great John Lennon is reportedly portrayed as a hero of ‘Superman’ proportions in a new movie, according to widow Yoko Ono.

‘The Us Vs John Lennon’ documents his fierce peace campaign against the Vietnam War by using newsreels and private home videos of the musician.

But while the film goes to great lengths to detail his fight against the US government, Ono admits her tragic husband doesn’t come across as too much of a saint.

Ono insists, “Thus story, which is the true story and a very important story, has not been discussed so much as the tabloid thing. I don’t think he’s coming out as a saint.

“The struggle that he went through confronting these big powers, it’s almost like a very interesting Superman kind of thing.”