Well-known Burmese beauty queen – Htar Htet Htet has taken now turned into a rebel and has taken up arms against the ‘brutal’ military junta of Myanmar.
Htar Htet Htet had represented Myanmar in the first Miss Grand International beauty pageant held in Thailand back in 2013.
Htar Htet Htet has now taken up arms against the Myanmar military junta and vowed to bring down the junta her country.
“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,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“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,” she wrote.
She also posted a few pictures of herself posing with an assault rifle on her Twitter handle.
Htar Htet Htet captioned the pictures with a quote of famous Argentine Marxist revolutionary – Che Guevara.
“The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. (Che Guevara) We must Win,” Htar Htet Htet tweeted.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. (Che Guevara)
We must Win ??? pic.twitter.com/iHEDhF314p
— Htar Htet Htet (@HtarHtetHtet2) May 11, 2021
Htar Htet Htet had represented Myanmar in 2013, at the Miss Grand International competition which is conducted in Thailand every year. She had competed against 60 contenders, in the swimsuit and national costume rounds.
Besides being a former beauty queen, Htet is also a gymnastics instructor and actor.
She has now decided to fight against the military junta in her country.
She fled from Yangon in late April with a friend and started her military training with Karen National Defense Organization (KNDO) and the United Defense Force (UDF).
Nearly 800 people have lost their lives in Myanmar since February 1, when the Country’s military staged a coup, overthrew the democratically elected civilian government and seized power of the Country.
A number of politicians in Myanmar, including Chancellor Aung San Suu Kyi, have been put behind the bars.