From Miss World's Website:
" The 60th Miss World festival celebrations will be held in Vietnam between the 3rd October and Saturday 6th November. (The main sponsor and organizer for the event in Vietnam is Kieu Hoang and his company RAAS)
In 2009, Julia Morley, Ksenia Sukhinova (Miss World 2008), Zhang Zilin (Miss World 2007), Tatana Kucharova (Miss World 2006) and Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia (Miss World 2004) visited Vietnam on a fundraising tour, helping to generate over VND8 billion (US $450,000) to support children in need and local community projects by assisting in fundraising for RAAS (Rare Antibody Antigen Supply, Inc.).
Founded by company president Kieu Hoang, RAAS supplies blood and plasma products, as well as vaccines and other much-needed medical goods, utilising state-of-the-art screening equipment and investing in biotechnology developments. Kieu Hoang has dedicated himself to improving the circumstances of many disadvantaged children and families in Vietnam; with the support of Miss World, RAAS has been able to bring great change to the lives of hundreds of Vietnamese people.
The 120 nations represented in the Miss World Festival 2010 will also tour Vietnam, following in the fundraising foot-steps of Julia Morley, Mr Kieu Hoang and our Miss World winners, to raise money to help sick and disadvantaged children. They will play a fundamental role in bringing ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ to the fore.
During the festival, the Miss World 2010 contestants will travel around the country, sampling the many rich delights Vietnam has to offer, participating in a number of special events, as well as joining in with the celebrations for the 1000 year anniversary of the city of Hanoi. "