Myanmar receives offer to host Miss Universe 2015

Sharr Htut Eaindra, Miss Myanmar 2014, debuts her National Costume during the Miss Universe National Costume Show at the FIU Arena on January 21, 2015. The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing t

Miss Universe Organisation has offered Myanmar to host the Miss Universe beauty pageant, according to the local beauty pageant organisation.

"When we went to compete in the 63rd edition of the Miss Universe beauty pageant in the U.S, we received the offer. The main reason is because we have successfully hold Miss Universe Myanmar beauty pageants for two consecutive years since 2013," said Soe Yu Wai, national director of Miss Universe Myanmar organisation.

Soe Yu Wai received the offer from Miss Universe Organisation's chairman Paula M. Shugart and Vice President of Finance/CFO Larry Parra while she accompanied Myanmar delegate Sharr Htut Eaindra during the Miss Universe pageant held in Doral on January 25.

"We're very proud as this is a much-sought opportunity wanted by every country. It would be impossible to host it without only the forces of me and my organisation. But, we will try our utmost to use this opportunity to bring benefits to our country," she added.

(L-R) Miss Singapore Rathi Menon, Miss Indonesia Elvira Devinamira, Miss Myanmar Sharr Eaindra, Miss Malaysia Sabrina Beneett and Miss Portugal Patricia Da Silva pose for a picture at a Miss Universe preliminary event in Miami. (Photo - AFP)

If Myanmar accepts the offer, it would be the first time to host the prestigious beauty pageant in the country. It would be able to reveal the country's natural beauties to the world and gain opportunities for foreign investment and tourism industry.

Sharr Htut Eaindra was the second beauty pageant to compete in Miss Universe beauty pageant in over 50 years. Like her predecessor Moe Set Wine, she came back home without winning any prizes.