Burma Wins Costume Award at Miss Universe Competition

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Burma Wins Costume Award at Miss Universe Competition

Post by Poi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:34 pm

For the first time in the pageant’s history, a contestant from Burma won the award for best national costume at the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Miss Burma Htet Htet Htun won the award at the Miss Universe 2016—the 65th annual event—which was held on Monday in Manila, the Philippines. Her costume theme was a “puppet princess,” and it was inspired by a traditional Burmese puppet show.

Kachin dressmaker Lazing Gam Htoi, who has worked as a fashion designer for more than a decade, designed Miss Burma’s national costume. In fact, he designed most of the dresses that Htet Htet Htun wore throughout the contest.

Full story: The Irrawaddy

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