1.58m tall Miss Liyann Seet was awarded a runner-up prize at the Miss Petite World 2013 international pageant.
According to a report in The New Paper, Miss Seet was the shortest among the 25 finalists at the Miss Petite World 2013 international pageant.
The competition, held on Aug 3 in Connecticut, in the US, features participants who are below 1.67m and Miss Seet is the pageant's first Singapore contestant.
The Harvard University student said the other contestants were "gorgeous" and were much taller in their high heels.
"I knew I couldn't beat them in terms of stature...so I decided to try to win the only way I knew how. I used my brains, and for that I have my father to thank because he did everything he could to make sure that I received the best education possible," she said.
One question posted to her was: "What do you think of the sex trade in Singapore?"
Her answer impressed the judges enough to land her the first runner-up spot in the competition and win her the Miss Asia Pacific Petite World 2013 title.