A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar says she won’t return her $100,000 crown until the pageant’s organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.
YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people – far less than the previously estimated 60 million.
A Myanmar beauty queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the $100,000 jeweled crown, a South Korea-based pageant said Friday.

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