Miss Myanmar May Myat Noe was crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 at the Grand Hilton Hotel in Seoul, Korea Saturday.
This marks the first time Myanmar (formerly Burma) has ever won an international beauty title.
Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 May Myat Noe of Myanmar with her court
Proclaimed 1st Runner-Up was the home country’s representative Kim Eea, while Miss Macau Hio Man Cha was 2nd Runner-Up.
Beauty powerhouse Philippines came out 3rd Runner-Up with Hillarie Danielle Parungao also given the Grand National Costume special award.
Miss Philippines Hillarie Parungao: 3rd Runner-Up and Grand National Costume winner
It was an Asian domination as the rest of the Top 7 were Miss India, 4th Runner-Up; Miss Singapore, 5th Runner-Up; and Miss Thailand, 6th Runner-Up.
Completing the Top 15 from among 47 entrants were Miss Trinidad & Tobago, Miss Pakistan, Miss Czech Republic, Miss Ecuador, Miss Germany, Miss Honduras, Miss Slovakia and Miss Sri Lanka.
The lovely contestants in their National Costumes
Special awards were also given out to Miss Honduras, Grand Swimsuit; Miss Australia, Grand Multimedia; Miss Armenia, Grand Vocal; Miss Pakistan, Grand Dance; Miss Georgia, Grand Supermodel; Miss Romania, Grand Fashion; and Miss Slovakia, Grand Talent.
The last two previous winners were Indian beauties – Srishti Rana in 2013 and Himangini Singh Yadu in 2012.
Miss Myanmar also won Missosologists’ Choice Award by garnering 223,133 online votes as against Miss Philippines’ 151, 971 and far third placer Miss Ecuador’s 23,645.
Along with other Myanmar’s representatives to international pageants, May Myat Noe was trained in Manila the way Filipino beauty queens are being prepared for their stints abroad.
Miss Myanmar’s crowning moment
Click video link to watch the coronation of Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muUj8aVDfD8&feature=youtu.be
See related story Miss Philippines Hillarie Danielle Parungao top pick to win Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 crown in Korea https://arloc888.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/miss-philippines-hillarie-danielle-parungao-top-pick-to-win-miss-asia-pacific-world-2014-crown-in-korea/
Photos from Miss Asia Pacific World Super Talent Organization, Miss Asia Pacific World Philippines, Missosology and Beauty Pageant Grand Slam.