Muscle Contest Vietnam will be held for the first time at Military Zone 7 Competition Centre in HCM City on August 19. Muscle Contest was launched by well-known bodybuilder Tamer El-Guindy in 1988 and has attracted thousands of contestants from all over the world. – Photo courtesy of the organiser. Muscle Contest was launched by well-known bodybuilder Tamer El-Guindy in 1988 and has attracted thousands of contestants from all over the world. Male and female competitors will be divided according to age, height and gender. The two winners will receive a cash prize of VNĐ200 million (appox. US$9,000) each and will represent Vietnam at the World Muscle Contest.The contest is the highlight of the exhibition LEEP.ASIA, which marks the 10th year of CMG.ASIA’s establishment in Vietnam. The exhibition on bodybuilding and entertainment is expected to attract some 8,000 people. It will introduce trends, technology and innovation to make life better, including physical fitness equipment, nutrition products, beauty and longevity care services.Several other activities such as a fashion show and a body-building show will draw people to the exhibition. A fight night with Thai Muay international martial artists also promises to enthrall exhibition goers. The Fitness and Entertainment Awards will be presented to individuals who have contributed to making the life of the community better. The event expects the participation of Vietnamese celebrities, such as singer Sơn Tùng MT-P and Phương Thanh who took part in the Four Deserts Grand Slam.