A Filipina will represent USA in the upcoming Miss International 2009! Representing the Lone Star State, Texas, Filipino-American Aileen Jan Valdehueza-Yap won as Miss US International 2009 and will represent US of A in the 49th edition of the Miss International pageant to be held at the Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China on November 7, 2009.

Hailed from both Filipino parents, AJ as her fiends called her, is a Junior at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas major in Biology. She graduated as the Most Outstanding Student at the Sacred Heart School in Conroe, Texas and went on to graduate Summa cum Laude at Willis High School.