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Miss Universe Myanmar enjoys stay in US, raises more funds for her country

Freedom from fear.
That’s how Miss Universe Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin feels right now, almost two months after she sought refuge in the US to escape prosecution. Earlier, Thuzar faced arrest after the National Costume Show at the 69th Miss Universe Competition where she dressed up in an authentic national costume and proudly showed the huge sign “Pray for Myanmar.”
On Instagram May 25, the Miss Universe Myanmar organization reported that Thuzar was welcomed by the Chin community in Indianapolis where she will work as a model. But it’s not all work and reaction for this beauty in the US. Thuzar continues to raise funds for Myanmar, which, she says, still in crisis.
It’s very touching and motivating to see a lot of Myanmar nationals overseas are very united and quick to help our own people back home,” she said.
Thuzar added: “I’m overwhelmed and empowered at the same time that no matter how distant and different we are, our blood are thick and strong. Please keep fighting for what we believe and stay safe.
Recently, Thuzar also helped raise funds for indigenous peoples of her country through the project “For the people, by the people.
Passion For Hope is initiating an urgent fundraiser to provide support and aid to the communities affected by the third wave of COVID-19 in #Myanmar.
“The funds will directly support IDP communities in hopes of mitigating and containing the outbreak. These include, but are not limited to, supplying COVID-19 prevention necessities such as masks, sanitizers, vitamins, and basic needs.
“We are working cooperatively with civil society organizations and ethnic service providers in order to reach those who are vulnerable in the remote regions in addition to the urban areas,” she said.
Thuzar added: “As Myanmar’s condition progressively deteriorates, we appeal to the international community to urgently respond to Myanmar’s crippling COVID-19 crisis.
Source – Manila Bulletin

 

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