Miss Myanmar/ Burma, history

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Than Than Aye, rare photograph
Minnie Pu: Miss Burma International 1961
Ma Sen Aye

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Myint Myint May at the Miss Universe contest in May 1960



Minnie Pu: Miss Burma International 1961
Moe Set Wine, winner of the Miss Universe Myanmar 2013 competition, being carried on an open palanquin like a queen at Rangoon’s National Theater. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy)
Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 Sharr Htut Eaindra, seated, being crowned by Miss Universe Myanmar 2013 Moe Set Wine, standing. Photo: AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe
Moe Set Wine
Sharr Htut Eaindra

Burma Crowns First Miss Universe Candidate in Half Century

By SAN YAMIN AUNG / THE IRRAWADDY| Friday, October 4, 2013 |


The Miss Universe beauty contest began in 1952--internationally.


The first representative of Burma in the Miss Universe beauty pageant was Than Than Aye in 1959


Myint Myint May represented Burma in the Miss Universe beauty pageantin 1960.

She was voted Miss Congeniality (it was a tie with Miss Louisiana)

1960 Miss World: Burma was represented by Ma Sen Aye


Myint Myint Khin was Burma’s representative in 1961 in the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

1961 Miss International: Burma was represented by Minnie Pu

See Miss Burma: 1961 for photographs

1962 to 2011

Less than a year later, in 1962 a coup by Gen Ne Win would plunge Burma into a half century of military rule in which the country became increasingly isolated from the international community. It stopped participating in the Miss Universe and other international beauty contests.

Myanmar resumed participation in the Miss International beauty pageant in 2012 and Miss Universe in 2013.

See also

Miss Burma: 1961

Miss Myanmar 2012

Miss Myanmar International 2013

Miss Universe Myanmar 2013

Miss Myanmar 2014

Miss Myanmar/ Burma, history

Moe Set Wine

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