According to Dtinews, Miss Eco International organizers have announced they will strip Vietnamese representative Thu Dung of her 3rd runner-up title following her being investigated as part of a prostitution ring
“Miss Eco International announce that Miss Thu Dung who represents Miss Vietnam and was our 3rd runner up, is no longer a title holder as she broke our terms and conditions,” the organizer wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.
The same day, Thu Dung was also stripped of title as the runner-up of the Vietnam Top Fashion Model contest 2018 after the police announced she involved in a large prostitution ring.
According to a report from Ho Chi Minh City Police, Thu Dung and three other young women were caught working as sex workers at two hotels in District 1 and District 5 on August 30.
Thu Dung and the three women, including a famous MC and two university students were all working in a large prostitution ring run by a local man, Kieu Dai Du, 22, the report said.
The prostitutes many of whom are models, actresses or winners at beauty contests had been part of a ring operating for two years. They were paid thousands of US dollars for their work.
At the police station, Du said that Thu Dung was being paid USD7,000 per hour.
Du contacted young models, actresses or newly-crowned beauty queens and then introduced them to customers via Zalo. He earned 30 percent from each deal, Dtinews reported.