Miss Myanmar Becomes First Openly Gay Miss Universe Contestant

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
A VPN is an essential component of IT security, whether you’re just starting a business or are already up and running. Most business interactions and transactions happen online and VPN
Miss Myanmar Becomes First Openly Gay Miss Universe Contestant

Miss Myanmar Swe Zin Htet bravely came out as a lesbian just days before stepping on the stage for the final of Miss Universe on Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia.

Htet came out in a beauty blog Missosology on Nov. 29 when the 21-year-old contestant revealed she is a proud lesbian, according to Pink News.

“I came to a full realization about my sexual orientation over a long period of time,” Htet, who strongly supports gay rights and plans to open a foundation to support LGBTQ+, said. “I want the world to accept the LGBTQ+ community and their right to choose their own path and pursuit of happiness. Love is the most powerful thing and people fall in love with human beings, not gender. We should always have the freedom of choice and promote equality.”


Myanmar, also known as Burma, reportedly has no anti-discrimination law protecting LGBTQ+ people from violence and persecution. Some can be sentenced for up to life in prison for being in a same-sex relationship.


“I have that platform that, if I say that I’m a lesbian, it will have a big impact on the LGBTQ community back in Burma,” Htet told People through a translator. “The difficult thing is that in Burma, LGBTQ people are not accepted, they are looked down on by other people and are being discriminated against.”


Htet, who earned the nickname “Superman” from her fans, recalls the time she discovered she was attracted to women at around 15 or 16 years old.

The singer-actress said it was “kind of difficult” to come to terms with her sexual orientation, “but after a period of time I felt I was a lesbian and kind of accepted it.”

Opening up to her parents five years ago also was not easy. She said, “At first, they were mad. They didn’t accept me, but later, when they found out more about the LGBTQ community, they started to accept me.”


Meanwhile, Miss Universe welcomed Htet’s coming out with open arms.

“We are honored to give a platform to strong, inspirational women like Miss Universe Myanmar, who are brave enough to share their unique stories with the world,” president of The Miss Universe Organization, Paula Shugart, told People. “Miss Universe will always champion women to be proud of who they are.”



Leave a Replay

0 0 votes
Article Rating

This is a demo advert, you can use simple text, HTML image or any Ad Service JavaScript code. If you're inserting HTML or JS code make sure editor is switched to "Text" mode.

Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Naval avatar
Naval (@naval)
1 year ago

She’s a Lesbian not a transsexual so it’s fine.

She is still fine to me

germinator avatar
Geremy (@germinator)
Reply to  Naval
1 year ago

Naval avatar ASIANS 4 BLACK LIVES MATTER 黑人的命也是命


KAY avatar
kay (@kay)
Reply to  Naval
1 year ago

Naval avatar ASIANS 4 BLACK LIVES MATTER 黑人的命也是命

If she was a male homosexual then it will be an outrage

TJ avatar
Tristan Cruz (@tristan-cruz)
1 year ago

Shes hot

jerick avatar
J.R.C (@j-r-c)
1 year ago

HLA! ( hot lesbian action)

Sign up for our Newsletter

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit