Miss Universe Myanmar pageant started in the year 2013, to select Myanmar's representative at Miss Universe international pageant.
Long before commencement Miss Universe Myanmar 2013, Miss Burma used to be the official national pageant and the first edition thereof was held in 1959. However, the Miss Burma pageant survived only till 1961, as in the year 1962 the local pageant was banned by the Government. Myanmar did send a representative to the Miss Universe Pageant in 1959, 1960 & 1961, and thereafter no Myanmar representative was seen at Miss Universe pageants till 2012. Miss Burma 1960, Myint Myint May was awarded with ‘Miss Congeniality’ at Miss Universe 1960 pageant.
In 2013, Daw Soe Yu Wai of a local media organization went to New York to get a license for Miss Universe and announced Myanmar’s entry into the Miss Universe pageant once again. She was also featured in an interview with former Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo. US-educated 25-year-old Moe Set Wine became the first Miss Universe Myanmar after the commencement of the pageant in 2013, and was selected to represent Myanmar in the Miss Universe pageant for the first time since 1961. She, however, remained unplaced at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
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