courtesy of Pageant Guru
May Myat Noe gifted Myanmar with its biggest international pageant win in modern times after bagging the Miss Asia-Pacific World 2014 crown at the Grand Hilton in Seoul, Korea. She was actually one of the top favorites going into the finals and defeated an all-Asian Top 7 line-up that included 1st Runner-up Kim Eea of Korea, 2nd Runner-up Hio Man Cha of Macau, 3rd Runner-up Hillarie Parungao of the Philippines, 4th Runner-up Anukriti Gusain of India, 5th Runner-up Pooja Gill of Singapore and 6th Runner-up Nisanat Mongsai of Thailand.
Making up the rest of the Top 15 are: Lenka Josefiova of Czech Republic, Dianella Lopez of Ecuador, Johanna Acs of Germany, Natalia Coto of Honduras, Shanzay Hayat of Pakistan, Petra Tonhauserova of Slovakia, Amanda Silva of Sri Lanka and Tiffany Hunte of Trinidad and Tobago.
Kudos to the Philippine team that trained and polished May Myat Noe for the competition. Gouldian Atelier, which I blogged about a few days back, takes credit for that.
By the way, Miss Philippines was also awarded Best in National Costume. And looks like Myanmar is on a roll after the country won its first male pageant via Mr. Global 2014 a few weeks back.
Congratulations to all the winners! 😀