The last time a Singaporean made a mark in the Miss Chinese International Pageant was in 1996, when Cheng Siew Kee won the title.
So local serial pageant queen Cheryl Wee did us proud by coming in second in this prestigious international beauty pageant, held last week.
And it was a close one, too. Winner Kelly Cheung, from Chicago, scored just one more vote from the judges.
Lenna Lim, from Kuala Lumpur,came in third.
Organised by Hong Kong's leading television station TVB, Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012 saw contestants from three different regions - Asia Pacific Region, Euro America Region and Greater China Region.
It's not the first time Wee, 24, has put on a beauty queen's sash, but it is her best performance thus far.
Wee was also crowned Miss Singapore Chinatown 2011, was second runner-up in Miss Singapore Universe 2009 and represented Singapore at the Miss Tourism International 2010 where she won the Miss Fresh Face subsidiary award.
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