(Dan Tri) – Miss Myanmar spoke out about the political crisis in the country while she was a contestant in the global beauty contest – Miss Universe – in the US.

Miss Thuzar Wint Lwin holds a banner `Pray for Myanmar` on the Miss Universe stage in the US (Photo: Missosology).

In a video posted while attending the Miss Universe contest in the US, Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin called on the international community to speak out against the military government taking control of her country.

Thuzar is one of the contestants appearing at the final round of the Miss Universe contest held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

`I want to urge everyone to speak up about Myanmar. As Miss Universe Myanmar since the coup, I have spoken out as much as possible,` Thuzar said.

A spokesperson for the Myanmar army has not yet commented on Miss Thuzar’s statement.

Thuzar did not make it into the group of best contestants in this year’s competition.

Thuzar’s outfit is designed based on the traditional costume of the Chin people in northwestern Myanmar.

Thuzar’s national costume is considered simpler than that of contestants from other countries.

Miss Myanmar’s national costume competition at Miss Universe

At the national costume contest, Thuzar attracted attention when he held up a sign with the words `Pray for Myanmar` right on the contest stage.

Thuzar, 24 years old, is a senior student in the English department.

Thuzar Wint Lwin is one of dozens of celebrities, actors and influential people in Myanmar who have spoken out against the Myanmar military’s coup.

During the final night of Miss Grand International in Thailand on the evening of March 27, Miss Han Lay, representing Myanmar, burst into tears when sharing about the country’s situation and seeking support from the international community for her cause.

Han Lay was later wanted by the military government along with many other famous people.

Unrest in Myanmar began in February, when the military took control of the country, arresting State Counselor San Suu Kyi and other senior officials.

At least 790 people have died in clashes between security forces and protesters in Myanmar.