Htar Htet Htet

Many women compete in beauty pageants—SeoulMusic suggested this one.

Not so many drop the gowns, pick up a rifle, go into the jungle and fight an oppressive regime.

Htar Htet Htet, 32, represented Myanmar back in 2013, in the first Miss Grand International beauty pageant in Thailand. She’s now joined rebels in the jungles of Myanmar to take up arms against the military junta that seized power last February, deposing the country’s elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Over 800 people have lost their lives since February 1st when the military staged a coup. It’s dangerous business.

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  1. Avatar of Seems

    Impressive woman. I wish her well.

  2. Avatar of Pyle

    In so many ways, the Asian female is the very best humanity has to offer.

  3. Avatar of MaJieMao

    Beautiful and a true fighter, impressive.

  4. Avatar of Woody-Alien

    This story is as interesting as it is sad.
    In a related note, I wonder who is that female gym instructor from Myanmar who appeared in that infamous video where she is doing a routine while the regime is moving tanks and trucks on the horizon.

  5. Avatar of wingsfan19

    I hope she manages to keep out of the clutches of that tyrannical regime.

    On a less serious note, htet one, htet two, htet three!

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