Miss Universe Candidate Thuzar Wint Lwin Speak Out Against Military Coup in Myanmar
MISS UNIVERSE – Myanmar’s Miss Universe bet Thuzar Wint Lwin speak out about the military coup in her country.
During the Miss Universe 2020 national costume competition on Friday (Manila time), some contestants used the platform to spotlight the political issues of their countries.
Myanmar’s bet Thuzar Wint Lwin called attention to her country’s situation at the international pageant. The beauty queen raised a banner towards the end of her walk that read “Pray for Myanmar.”
Last February, the military forces in Myanmar arrested and detained elect leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other National League for Democracy members. Hundreds of people including children died since the coup.
Last May 6, Thuzar Wint Lwin said she lost her luggage in Los Angeles. She claimed that it was the airline’s fault.
She was recently interviewed by New York Times. During the interview, she would watch the Miss Universe pageant and wishes she could represent her country someday.
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Thuzar Wint Lwin entered her first 2 contests last year and eventually crowned Miss Universe Myanmar. But now representing her beloved country has a new meaning. She asked for international help in freeing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders who have been detained.
She said, “they are killing our people like animals”
“Where is the humanity? Please help us. We are helpless here,” she added.
According to the report, Thuzar Wint Lwin said he believes she will not be safe for her return to her country after speaking out against the military coup. She said she don’t know where to go after the Miss Universe 2020 pageant.
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