Myanmar beauty queen Shwe Eain Si loses crown over Rohingya remarks

Shwe Eain Si, 19, lost her Miss Grand Myanmar title in recent days after she posted a video in which she accused Rohingya militants of stoking an unrest in Rakhine State.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Oct 04, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
Myanmar beauty queen Shwe Eain Si loses crown over Rohingya remarks
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Naypyidaw: A beauty queen in Myanmar on Tuesday was forced to hand back her crown hours after she made a comment about the ongoing Rohingya crisis.

Shwe Eain Si, 19, lost her Miss Grand Myanmar title after she posted a video in which she accused Rohingya militants of stoking an unrest in Rakhine State.

The Hello Madam Media Group Company on Sunday announced that Si had been stripped of her title because she didn't behave like a role model.

In the video, posted on her Facebook page, Si says Arsa's "caliphate-style movement" attacks were blown "out of proportion".

She accused the Rohingya militants and their supporters of leading a media campaign.

Si is not the first beauty winner to run into a trouble in a pageant.

Earlier in September, the winner of Turkey's national beauty 2017 was stripped of her crown after she shared a post over a tweet relating to the failed coup that was deemed offensive.