Miss Vietnam Phuong Anh claimed a see-through dress in the 2022 beauty pageant

A beauty queen has been slammed by angry viewers for wearing a ‘see-through’ dress on stage.

Organizers of the Miss Vietnam 2022 beauty pageant have been forced to apologize after an uproar over a contestant’s see-through dress.

Model Phuong Anh was spotted in a ‘easy’ yellow dress with extremely sheer material that showed off her body underneath.

The 24-year-old had taken to the stage to give the first runner-up title to contestant Trinh Thuy Linh.

Phuong, who was the first runner-up in the 2020 competition, said she was “embarrassed” by the dress, adding that she had “learned a lesson” in her fashion choices.

Organizers of the event apologized to fans angered by the controversial dress.

“It is very unfortunate that an incident happened with the team of runner-up Pham Ngoc Phuong Anh,” they said in a statement shared by VnExpress.

“The dress when seen from certain angles created an unflattering image on stage.

“The organizers of Miss Vietnam 2022 apologize to the audience and fans for not foreseeing and not being able to prevent the incident earlier.”

The deputy head of the organizing committee, Pham Kim Dung, stated that the costumes worn on stage are usually selected very carefully before the event.

However, he said that on this occasion all the lights were not turned on during the rehearsal, meaning they apparently saw no problem with the dress.

Social media platforms were flooded with comments from angry viewers who were outraged by the dress, while others rushed to Phuong Anh’s defense.

“The ridiculous blasphemy leading to the cultural revulsion of the Miss Vietnam pageant,” one Twitter user wrote.

“This dress is not even fit for a beauty pageant,” said another on Facebook.

“It doesn’t look good on TV. I should be more careful next time.”

“She was wearing a bodysuit underneath, not underwear, so I don’t see anything inappropriate here,” one posted.

“People are overreacting. I think the organizers are also to blame for this incident. They have a team to monitor the costumes and they still let this happen.”

The famous Miss Universe beauty pageant underwent some innovative changes earlier this year.

For the first time in the institution’s history, the pageant has expanded its eligibility rules to allow married women and mothers to compete.

The historic changes will be made for the first time in the 2023 competition.

The current age 70 rule states that only single women aged 18 to 28 who have never married or had children can apply.

The age range, however, will remain the same, a source close to the organization has confirmed Insider.

“We all believe that women should have influence over their lives and that a human’s personal decisions should not be a barrier to their success,” said an internal memo seen by The National.

Originally published as Miss Vietnam organizers forced to apologize for see-through dress

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