Swe Zin Htet, representing Hpa-An, was crowned Miss Universe Myanmar 2019 in a glittering competition held on Friday, March 31 at the Novotel Max Hotel, in Yangon.
The 20-year-old who previously held the title of Miss Supranational Myanmar 2016 and placed in the Top 10 of Miss Supranational 2016, bested 25 other contestants from all over the country to win the national title. She will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant later this year.
Also crowned in the same event were Hmwe Thet (Miss Grand Myanmar 2019), Htet Thiri Zaw (Miss Intercontinental Myanmar 2019), Htun Palal Yadanar (Face of Beauty Myanmar 2019), Lin Htet Htet Kyaw (World Beauty Queen Myanmar 2019) and Su Su Sandi (5th runner-up). They are expected to compete in their assigned international competitions.
It was the 7th edition of the Miss Universe Myanmar pageant (formerly known as Miss Burma). The country first joined Miss Universe in 1959 until the national pageant was banned in 1962 due to unknown reasons.
In 2013, the competition was held again for the first time since 1961 and the winner, Moe Set Wine, went on to compete in Miss Universe 2013 held in Moscow, Russia.
Photos: Miss Universe Myanmar