Miss Universe celebrates its first openly gay contestant

Credit: Alex Mertz/Miss Universe Organization

By Jessie Yeung

Twenty-year-old Swe Zin Htet competed as Miss Myanmar at the event on Sunday night in Atlanta, Georgia. Though she failed to advance to the top 20, fans say she has already made history by representing the LGBTQ community on a global stage.

Htet, also known to fans as “Superman,” reportedly came out as gay in an interview posted on a pageant forum, Missosology, shortly after she arrived in Atlanta for the competition. “I want […]


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