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The Miss Vietnam of Florida scholarship pageant is a chance for young Vietnamese-American women to celebrate traditions. Photo: Renata Sago.

Spotlight: Miss Vietnam of Florida pageant boasts high heels and heritage

For fourteen young Vietnamese American women, this weekend is all about ornate gowns, high heels and heritage. The Vietnamese community of Central Florida is in the middle of celebrating its week-long New Year festival, called Tet. On Sunday, a group of high school and college-age girls will showcase their beauty, talent, and cultural knowledge in the Miss Vietnam of Florida scholarship pageant. For the young women, it’s an opportunity to meet other Vietnamese Americans and learn something new about their history. 90.7’s Renata Sago sat in on a rehearsal for the competition and spoke with some of the participants and organizers.
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