- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 4:15PM
Vietnamese model Ngoc Trinh turned plenty of heads at the Cannes Film Festival red carpet when she rocked up wearing a nearly naked dress.
But it turns out she turned many more heads back home ... and is at risk of a hefty fine because of it.
The 28-year old made a statement by wearing a sparkly semi-sheer outfit with beyond thigh-high splits on each side that left little to the imagination at the premiere for World War II epic A Hidden Life.
A black thong and strategically placed crystals and embroidery completed the gown.
In her home country, authorities are considering issuing her a large fine as they tend to penalise citizens who choose to wear skimpy clothes in public.
Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Vietnam's Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism reportedly fumed that the head-turning outfit was "improper, offensive and has caused public outrage.
"She is not an artist that the ministry sent to the event. Her outfit was improper, offensive and has caused public outrage," Thien said at the National Assembly session in Hanoi.
Reports said people in Vietnam saw the backless, sleeveless, see-through outfit with slits up to her thighs as "sexually explicit", "weird" and "gross".
Trinh, who is hailed the "lingerie queen," is reportedly unapologetic for her outfit.
Speaking to the Vietnam Express she said: "I've got a lot of praise for my outfit. I don't care if people criticise it because I felt pretty in the dress, which made a good impression on the Cannes red carpet.
"I cannot satisfy the whole world."