Myanmar picks first Miss Universe hopeful
- Published: 4 Oct 2013 at 18.05
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YANGON - With a whiff of controversy and not a bikini in sight, a US-educated business graduate was selected as the first Miss Universe contestant to represent Myanmar in more than 50 years.
Myanmar's 25-year-old Moe Set Wine, left, holds her tropy after she was selected as the first Miss Universe contestant to represent Myanmar in more than 50 years during a contest in Yangon on Thursday. (AFP photo)
Moe Set Wine will take her place on stage at the global beauty pageant in Moscow next month, reflecting dramatic political and social changes in the former junta-ruled nation, which last fielded a Miss Universe contender in 1961.
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