Miss Myanmar May Myat Noe, who was stripped of Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 title last week, is refusing to give back her crown to South Korean pageant organizers.
In an emotional press conference, May Myat Noe said she would only hand back her $100,000 crown after she received an apology from organizers.
May Myat Noe won the Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 competition which was held in Seoul in May.
Last week organizers accused May Myat Noe of being ungrateful and dishonest.
May Myat Noe is Myanmar’s first ever international beauty queen.
She told reporters she was forced to lie about her age and organizers had demanded that she have extensive plastic surgery.
May Myat Noe also denied claims that she ran off with the crown, saying she had boarded the plane for Myanmar without realizing she had been dethroned.
Organizers had claimed May Myat Noe had “lied” to them and did not show them respect, but did not give further details.
It later emerged that there was a disagreement between May Myat Noe’s mother and the organizers over how the beauty queen would be managed.
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