Tran Thi Huong Giang, whom GlobalBeauties.com dubbed the third "Sexiest Woman Alive" and one of the top 10 "Faces of the Year" last year, has just won Miss Grand Slam Asia 2009.
Though she didn't make the top-5 world contenders chosen by the global beauty contest monitoring site, Giang is still Vietnam's most successful international beauty pageant contestant.
The Miss Grand Slam titles, which selected one contender from each continent were chosen from a pool of the five most prestigious international beauty pageants.
The winner of last year's Miss Grand Slam was Miss Universe 2009 Dayana Mendoza from Venezuela.
In related news, PL Model Company's Nguyen Do Bac Linh has been invited to participate at the Miss Bikini International Contest this year.
With her measurements, 90 63 93, the 1.77-meter-tall Linh is expected to make a splash at the event.
After winning third place at the Model Star contest 2010 held by the Youth Cultural House in January, Linh is waiting for official permission from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to attend the international event.
Last year model Huynh Thanh Tuyen missed the contest because it was cancelled due to the influenza A (H1N1) at break.
This year's competition will be held in Sanya, China from May 14 to June 1.