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Miss Universe hopeful asks world to ‘Pray for Myanmar’ as national costume gets ‘lost in the mail’


Miss Universe Myanmar 2020 Thuzar Wint Lwin was not able to showcase her original national costume at Friday’s event due to a shipment problem, but she was still able to make good use of the time allotted for her on the live broadcast.

The beauty queen took the stage in her country’s traditional clothing, and opened a sign that asked viewers all around the world to “Pray for Myanmar.”

Mass protests have been taking place across Myanmar since the military seized control earlier this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of people, including children, have been killed.

Meanwhile, the Philippines’ Rabiya Mateo brought Pinoy walked the stage in a massive costume inspired by the Philippine flag, with the blue color representing royalty, red for the courage and strength of an independent woman, and yellow for the color of the sun and stars.

The national costume round of the 2020 Miss Universe pageant is streaming live through Lazada and the official Miss Universe YouTube channel.

Fans can vote for their favorite costume at http://missuniverse.com/vote. Better get a move on, because voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 15! – RC, GMA News

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