Miss Mexico Wins Pageant Crown While Miss Myanmar Wins Best National Costume At Miss Universe 2020
The pandemic may have delayed the Miss Universe 2020 pageant by a few months, but it certainly didn’t stop everyone from cheering as Miss Mexico Alma Andrea Meza Carmona went on to win the crown at the 69th Miss Universe competition yesterday.
The 26-year-old software engineer is the third beauty queen from Mexico to have won the crown throughout the history of the Miss Universe pageant.
When asked about how she would have handled the Covid-19 situation in her home country if she was the leader, Meza responded by saying that she would have imposed a lockdown early into the pandemic to prevent the loss of lives.
Final questions are here! The first to go is Mexico. #MISSUNIVERSE LIVE on @FYI from @hardrockholly in #HollywoodFL pic.twitter.com/sJGneKgLYX — Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) May 17, 2021
However, the highlight of the pageant yesterday, at least according to social media, seemed to be the moment when Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin took the stage and delivered a strong message during the national costume competition, which she won.
“You still never fail if you are Myanmar”#PrayForMyanmar #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/rkZIWRisEQ — Civil Disobedience Movement (@cvdom2021) May 14, 2021
Donning a traditional costume, the 22-year-old Thuzar unveiled a scroll that read “Pray For Myanmar”. “Our people are dying and being shot by the military every day. I would like to urge everyone to speak about Myanmar. As Miss Universe Myanmar since the coup, I have been speaking out as much as I can,” she said in a video message.
View this post on Instagram
However, it was no easy win for Miss Myanmar as it was reported that the airline had lost her luggage, which contained her original national costume.
Thankfully, there were people from Myanmar living in the United States who were willing to lend her a gorgeous costume of the ethnic Chin origin, which helped won her the Best National Costume award.