Le Huynh Thuy Ngan will represent Vietnam at the Miss Tourism International pageant held in China from December 13 to 29.
Ngan was the first runner-up for Miss Vietnam Jewelry 2009 and finished in the top 20 of Miss Vietnam 2010.
The 20-year-old student at the HCMC University of Theater and Cinema has taken part in several local television series.
She also caused a public stir for being involved in a love scandal with noted local director Do Quang Hai.
Ngan will arrive in China on December 17 to compete in the pageant.
Miss Tourism International pageant, which began in 2004, has become one of the top 5 most prestigious beauty contests in the world, along with Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss Earth and Miss International.