A Burmese beauty queen who reportedly made off with a tiara worth between £60, 000 and £120, 000 has said she would not hand back the tiara unless the organisers of the pageant apologise to her.
May Myat Noe who won the Miss Asia-Pacific beauty pageant in May was accused of running off with the bejewelled crown by the head of the pageant David Kim, who also accused the beauty queen of having received free breast implants on behalf of Pageant organisers, but Miss Noe has hit back saying she got on the plane not knowing that she’d been dethroned.
Speaking at a packed press conference in Myanmar, the 18-year-old insisted she had done nothing wrong and demanded an apology from organisers for how she’s been treated.
“This accusation is not true,” she said. “It’s giving Myanmar and Myanmar girls a bad reputation. I do not want to keep the crown, but I will not give it back to the organisers, unless they apologise to me and my country for giving us a bad image”, said Miss Noe.
Pageant head Mr King told reporters that on winning the crown, the South Korean based organisers wanted to enhance the beauty queen’s image so she could be promoted as a pop star instead.
‘We thought she should be more beautiful,” said Mr king, “So as soon as she arrived we sent her to the hospital to operate on her breasts.’
Mr King also continued, ‘If she has no good nose, then maybe, if she likes, we can operate on her nose. If it’s breasts, then breasts.’