Vietnam – The biennial Miss Vietnam beauty pageant descended on the Phu Tho Gymnasium in Ho Chi Minh City in September with 43 women battling to win the crown. The multi-part competition was a glamorous affair, with 16 Claypaky Scenius Spot fixtures on lighting duty.
Dominating the stage as the girls strutted their stuff was an expansive wall of LED screens, which displayed the credentials of each contestant and an array of video content.
Showtech Vietnam invested in the 16 Scenius Spot fixtures, which offer a 1400W OSRAM discharge lamp for incredible beam strength, especially for the pageant.
“Our brief was to create a ‘beautiful skylight’ for the entire show, alongside strong keylight for each contestant,” says show director, Mr. Hoang Nhat Nam. “We rigged them on the upstage centre truss, using them to light a diverse number of scenes, including a gobo pattern wash, and a keylight on the finalists as they were announced, as well as the winner.”
Eighteen-year-old university student Tran Tieu Vy, who studies at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, was crowned Miss Vietnam 2018. In her acceptance speech, she urged young people to believe in their dreams and be knowledgeable in way that will improve society.
“The Scenius Spot did a great job of standing out against the LED screens, they have a great beam quality, stability and the new effects are spectacular – they look really good in the air,” Mr. Hoang Nhat Nam continues. “We are happy to invest in top, high-end equipment from Claypaky. We find that Claypaky products meet our clients’ needs in the Vietnamese market.”
Winning Miss Vietnam 2018, Tran Tieu Vy was awarded a cash prize of 500 million dong (£16,400) and the chance to represent her country in this year’s Miss World contest in December in Sanya, China.