Up-and-coming model Phuong Mai, 21, will represent Vietnam at the modeling contest The Look of the Year 2011 held in Sicily, Italy from September 25 to October 1.
Mai was listed in top ten of the Asian Super Model 2009 contest and in the top 15 of Miss Vietnam World 2010.
Before taking part in the The Look of the Year contest, which is ranked as the third most prestigious model search after Elite Model Look and Ford Models, Mai is known as one of the most well-known models of her generation after spending four years in local model industry.
Mai grabbed even more attention when she was caught dating Ngo Quang Hai, who is a local famous director and ex-hubby of top actress Hai Yen. Hai and Yen divorced in 2007 after a four-year marriage.
The contest's finale will take place on September 30 in Taormina, a typical Sicilian city.