Behind the Scenes – Hoa Hậu Áo Dài 2013 – Northern California

By Nhi Duong

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 003Doan Thuy Thien contestant #9

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Contestants were separated by odd or even numbers. Here we are in the even numbered contestants.

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 007Tran Le Nguyen Minh (contestant #12)

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Doan Thuy Thien and her makeup artist/hair stylist, Bao Ngo.

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Nguyen Thanh Thao (contestant # 2) and her make up artist.

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 012Tran Vu Phuong Hoang (contestant #16) was one of the taller girls in the pageant, hence the higher contestant number.

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These two ladies were lucky to have their makeup/hair done early so they could sit back and relax. From left to right: Tran Vu Phuong Hoang (contestant #16) and Ly Hong Yen Yvonne (contestant #8).

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 015Bao Ngo and his two lovely clients. Doan Thuy Thien on his right and Duong Gia Le on his left.

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Chit chatting to pass the time. From left to right: Nguyen Huyen Tran Christine (top eight finalist), Vu Thi Anh Thu (contestant #15) and in the far background, Tran Le Nguyen Minh (contestant #12).

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 018Vu Thi Anh Thu (contestant #15)

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 022Nguyen Diem Sandy (contestant #18) and Vu Thi Anh Thu (Contestant #15).

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 023Sandy (contestant #18) won A-Hau Duyen Dang and Anh Thu (contestant #15) won A-Hau II.

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 024Vu Thi Anh Thu and Tran Le Nguyen Minh

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 027Thao Nguyen, is another pageant veteran who has turned into a very talented hair/makeup artist. Here, she is teasing Nguyen Pauline‘s hair to give it some lift. Tran Huyen Tran Christine (contestant #4) is lending a helping hand.

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 028Vo Kim Uyen (contestant #3) is just 21 years old

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 029Bao Ngo and his other client/contestant #5, Duong Gia Le.

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 031Tran Vu Phuong Hoang and Ly Hon Yen Yvonne

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 032Duong Gia Le (contestant #5) and Nguyen Nhu Quynh Shannon (contestant #17)

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 033Doan Thuy Thien (contestant #9)

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 036Nguyen Diem Sandy (contestant #18)

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 041Here is a person you don’t get to see a lot because she always running around. Hoa-Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2011, Holly Huynh (the one with short, cute, curly hair) is this year’s backstage manager. Whatever she says goes or else! No…it is not even like that. She is a real sweetie pie. She reports to the bigger boss, Linda Tran, who is also a Hoa Hau. Yep…the Hoa Hau’s are running the show and you better believe it.

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 042Nguyen Huyen Tran Christine

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 043Vuong Thanh Phuong Uyen Jennifer (contestant #7)

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Tran Vu Phuong Hoang

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Nguyen Thanh Thao (contestant #2) ao-dai has rhinestones, sequins, embroidery, glitter…the works!

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 054Katie Nguyen is a veteran of this pageant who has turned into a very talented hair/makeup artist.

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 055Here is the queen of all queens and the big sister of all sisters in this big pageant family…the always glamourous, always beautiful, always interesting, and always fabulous Huyen Tran!

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 056Hua Kim Yen Yvonne (contestant #10)

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 057This was one of Jesse Creed’s creations. Big, overtop and gorgeous hair toppers.

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 058Chau Nguyen and Jesse Creed.

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Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali 2013 - Image 059Doan Thuy Thien (contestant #9)

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Le Tran

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