A former beauty pageant queen has joined Myanmar’s fight against its military junta, as Myanmar citizens embark on a battle against the country’s military that took over from its democratically elected government in a February coup.
Posing for photos with an assault rifle on social media, Htar Htet Htet said she’s taking a stand against the military as citizens plot a revolution against the country’s military.
She won the 2013 Miss Grand International pageant in Thailand, competing with other women in categories like swimsuit modelling and national costume.
She wrote on Facebook: “The time has come to fight back.”Whether you hold a weapon, pen, keyboard or donate money to the pro-democracy movement, everyone must do their bit for the revolution to succeed.
“I will fight back as much as I can. I am ready and prepared to give up everything. I am even ready to pay with my life.”