Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dethroned Beauty Queen Refuses To Return $100k Pageant Tiara

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May Myat Noe, the dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar [aka Burma] said she won't return her bejeweled crown until pageant organizers apologise for calling her a liar and a thief.

According to the Telegraph, May Myat Noe is the country's first winner of an international beauty contest, and she said representatives of the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant lied about her age. They said she was 18 instead of 16, and they also tried to pressure her into getting plastic surgery "from head to toe."

David Kim, the director of media for the South Korean-based pageant has admitted they gave the winner surgery, provided free of charge, as part of efforts to boost the teen into super-stardom. Ms Noe  denied having the breast implants as he claimed.

Mr Kim said Noe was stripped of her title last week because she was dishonest and unappreciative, and that it was after learning of the decision that she ran off with her tiara.

Again, Miss Noe said she had already boarded a plane for Myanmar before getting word.

She added that she did not intend to steal the crown, but also wasn't going to give it back without a "sorry," not just to her, but also to Myanmar."

"I'm not even proud of this crown. I don't want a crown from an organization with such a bad reputation."

The bejewelled Swarovski tiara is valued anywhere between $100,000 and $200,000.

Do you think she is right to keep the crown?

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