‘Pray for Myanmar’: Miss Universe contestant with political statement wins best national costume

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “‘Pray for Myanmar’: Miss Universe contestant with political statement wins best national costume” – below is their description.

    Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin held a “Pray for Myanmar” sign on stage during the national costume portion at the Miss Universe pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old went on to win the segment on May 16, 2021. A vocal supporter of Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement, she has taken part in anti-coup protests and donated money to the families of those killed in the military crackdowns.

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