May Yu Khatar Miss Myanmar International 2018

12 Jun 2018 | Camilla Suarez

May Yu Khatar (Contestant no 8) was crowned Miss Myanmar International 2018 by the outgoing Miss Myanmar International 2017 Sao Yoon Waddy Oo. Miss International 2017 Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia was also present for the crowning moment of the new Miss Myanmar International.

Miss Myanmar International 2017 Sao Yoon Waddy Oos reign ended and a new queen took over the responsibility of representing Myanmar at the Miss International 2018 pageant. Aspirants from all over Myanmar poured in to claim their right to Sao’s crown, but only 1 lucky woman got the chance to wear it as the Finale of Miss Myanmar International 2018 came to an end.


May Yu Khatar Miss Myanmar International 2018


Initially the pageant started with 28 contestants, however, only 20 walked the stage of the finale after shortlisting.

The Top 20 finalists for Miss Myanmar International 2018 were Poe Aeint Zin, Phyo Pa Pa Htoo, Chitno De Saun, Hein Zarni Khaing, Ingyin May, Masie May, Jar Htoi Pan Maran, Maran Jar Tsin, Nseng Nu Aung, Jan Dim Aung, May Chi Htet, Ei Thuindar Aung, Khin Zakwar Win, Chi Myittar Cho, Thinzar Kyaw, Shun Yamo Ne, Win Thiri Aung, Wint Po Po Htun, Thel Thel Su Nyein, and Max Yi Khatar.

After Miss Myanmar International 2017 Sao Yoon Waddy Oo’s final walk as the reigning Miss Myanmar International, the runners-up were announced from the Top 5 finalists.

As we all know by now, May Yu Khatar won by being crowned Miss Myanmar International 2018. She was followed closely in the score tally by first runner-up Poe Aeint Zin. Nay Chi Htet, Win Po Po Htun, and Thel Thel Su Nyein were adjudged the second, third, and fourth runners-up respectively.


May Yu Khatar Miss Myanmar International 2018

Photo Credit: May Yu Khatar Instagram

Miss Myanmar International began in 2012 and became a pioneer and an independent national pageant in Yangon, Myanmar. That year, Myanmar participated for the first time, since 1961, in an international beauty pageant as Miss International 2012 Nang Khin Zay Yar represented Myanmar.

Before the creation of Miss Myanmar or Miss Universe Myanmar pageant, the concerned pageant was Miss Burma. Myanmar debuted in 1961 with the name of Burma. In 1961 Myanmar competed at the Miss International pageant. Since 1962 the local pageant had been banned by the government for unknown reasons.