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Miss Universe holds Myanmar competition for second year

CCTV.com

07-28-2014 19:13 BJT

The Miss Universe contest has just finished a regional competition in Myanmar. This is just the second year that the beauty pageant has held a competition round in Myanmar. But unlike last year, when the competition was severely opposed by some conservative voices in the country, the event has gained more acceptance as more girls avidly signed up.

The Miss Universe contest has just finished a regional competition in Myanmar.

The Miss Universe contest has just finished a regional competition in Myanmar.

Heavy rain did not dampen the public's enthusiasm for the contest on Saturday, with young beauties coming from around the country vying for the title of Miss Myanmar.

Girls donned traditional outfits, as they struck a pose to local folk music. Everything had a strong local flavor. The most eye-catching part was definitely the swim suit segment, considering it's a country where girls normally wear long sleeves and skirts in the 40 degree heat.

As contestants showed their beauty as well as courage, the audience showed their love for fashion with the way they dressed. People in the audience were not simply models or from show business, instead many were students, nurses and ordinary workers. They came out to openly embrace the world's fashion trend.

"As foreign trends are flowing into Myanmar, we've gradually accepted them. Our ideas on fashion are changing with the times," a student called Wai Wai Nyine said.

After several rounds of competition, contestant Number 18, 20-year-old Shar Htut Eaindra walked away with the title. She will represent her country at the grand final of Miss Universe which will be held in Brazil in early October.

"I'll go on to broaden my knowledge, keep my health, and fully display our tradition and culture as I attend the Miss Universe final," she said.

The event was held at Myanmar's National Grand Theater in Rangoon. Enthusiasm for the event was evident all around, as the people of Myanmar displayed their desire to be more part of the global community after decades of being closed off.

The Miss Universe contest has just finished a regional competition in Myanmar.

The Miss Universe contest has just finished a regional competition in Myanmar.

The Miss Universe contest has just finished a regional competition in Myanmar.

The Miss Universe contest has just finished a regional competition in Myanmar.

The Miss Universe contest has just finished a regional competition in Myanmar.

The Miss Universe contest has just finished a regional competition in Myanmar.



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