Just like Miss Grand Myanmar Han Lay, Miss Universe Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin is very vocal about the issues her country is facing right now. The beauty queen has been taking to social media to raise awareness about the Myanmar military coup that started in February 2021 and the street protests that are calling for democracy.
On Instagram, Thuzar (also known as Candy Lwin) called out the military for using real bullets, machine guns, and tear gas to disperse protesters: "The killings are taking place all over Myanmar on a daily basis, leaving many dead. It is no longer a disperse, it is a massacre now. Our people, who have no weapons and no violence, are losing their lives every day. Every day we lose valuable people for our country. We are helpless." In a May 8 video, Thuzar expressed support for the Civil Disobedience Movement and her photos show her joining street protests.
Thuzar is currently in the USA for the Miss Universe competition.
Miss Grand Myanmar's emotional speech
In March, during the Miss Grand International coronation night, Miss Grand Myanmar Han Lay was given the chance to talk about the military coup in Myanmar. She pleaded for help, saying: "The people from Myanmar, they are working on the streets for democracy. I am also the one who is rooting for democracy on the stage right now...I want to say for here that, please help Myanmar. We need your urgent international help right now."