Moe Set Wine will make news next month when she is the first contestant to represent Myanmar in over 50 years at the Miss Universe pageant. The 25-year-old who studied business and marketing in California, was chosen from 20 hopefuls on Thursday (Oct. 3) night.

The last Miss Burma (the country took the name Myanmar in 1989, a year after thousands were killed in a pro-democracy uprising) contestant was Myint Myint Khin in 1961.