Valeria Sizova from Cronulla was crowned runner-up in the Miss All Nations Beauty Pageant which was held in China on January 18.
The 25-year-old personal trainer, model, dancer and owner of Icrave Entertainment & Dance Studio represented Australia and competed against 25 other girls from around the world.
The pageant, now in its 30th year, consisted of four categories including national theme wear, bikini wear, evening gowns and the talent category.
Apart from her second placing, Ms Sizova was also crowned “Miss Talent” single award.
Selina MacDonald from Procon Leisure said: “Valeria is a wonderful well deserving winner, professional, hard working, driven.”
Ms Sizova graduated from the University of Sydney with Bachelor of Political and Social Sciences majoring in Government and International Relations but she is no stranger to the stage and catwalk.
Last year she was crowned Miss Russia Australia and also placing in the top 4 in Miss Supercars, Maxim ASMY and winner of the NSW Face of Origin Model Competition 2017.