XXX hunk Vin Diesel is enjoying a hot new romance with a tropical beauty from Panama.

The muscle-clad heart-throb, 35, has been spotted out on dates with 23-year-old LISA HERNANDEZ, who was the first runner-up in the MISS HAWAII TROPIC INTERNATIONAL WORLD FINALS held in Oahu, Hawaii, in May 2002.

A source says, "She looks a little like Mariah Carey," with whom Diesel was romantically linked last year (02).

The pair were spotted on 14 March (03) at a joint 70th birthday party at Beverly Hills, California, eatery SPAGO for Quincy Jones and Michael Caine.

An onlooker says, "They looked very cool together."