Hnin Thway Yu Aung was crowned Miss Universe Myanmar on September 30th/2017. By winning this crown Hnin won the main prize, the opportunity to represent Myanmar at Miss Universe 2018!
Hnin was born and raised in Tachileik, Shan State, Myanmar, which is the same city where her parents meet. Her family owns and runs an optic ship in the downtown district of Tachileik. She received her High School Diploma from Basic Education High School 1 in Tachiliek.
Currently, Hnin is studying at Kyaing Tung University working towards obtaining her bahalors degree in Nursing Science and is in her final year of school (3rd year). She wishes to enter the medical field to help those who can not afford basic treatment. Her ambition in life is to become a successful businesswoman.
Hnin is fluent in English, Thai, Shan and Burmese.
Myanmar has only sent 8 other Miss Universe representatives making Hnin the 9th. None of the 8 other representatives have ever placed at Miss Universe, but have won side awards (Best Costume and Miss Congeniality) will Hnin be the first from Myanmar to bring home the crown?