May Myat Noe

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May Myat Noe
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That Htet Aung

(1998-10-13) 13 October 1998 (age 21)
Yangon, Myanmar
OccupationActress, model, singer, beauty queen
Years active2014–present
Parent(s)San San Htwe
Modeling information
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
AgencyBasic models Singapore

May Myat Noe (Burmese: မေမြတ်နိုး; born That Htet Aung on 13 October 1998) is an actress, fashion model and beauty pageant title holder. She is best known for winning Miss Asia Pacific World in 2014, as well as being a finalist in the fourth season of Asia's Next Top Model in 2016.

Early life and education[edit]

May Myat Noe was born in 13 October 1998, in Yangon, Myanmar. She attended primary and secondary school in Singapore and finished her high school at Myanmar International School. Her family moved to Singapore from Yangon where she attended Punggol Primary School and CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls' School. When she came back to Myanmar, she competed in Eai Mat Sone Yar, a televised singing competition. Then, with an invitation from the Style Plus H Organisation, she competed in Miss Asia Pacific World 2014.[1]


Miss Asia Pacific World 2014[edit]

In 2014, Noe participated in the 2014 edition of Miss Asia Pacific World, where she was crowned as the winner. She was subsequently stripped of the title three months after her win, under allegations by the South Korean pageant organizers that she displayed an "ungrateful attitude and untrustworthiness" by being rude and not returning phone calls.[2][3][4][5][6]

Noe claimed that the organizers pressured her to undergo extensive plastic surgery, and criticized the organization for its poor reputation. She further stated that she was coaxed to provide escort services for South Korean tycoons.[7] Noe handed the crown, valued at $100,000, over to Burmese authorities in Myanmar, but refused to have the crown returned to South Korea until she received a formal apology.[8][9]

The organization formally accused Noe of defamation in September 2015.[10][11]


Modeling career[edit]

Noe was selected as one of fourteen finalists for the fourth season of Asia's Next Top Model in 2016, becoming the first representative from Myanmar to participate in the series.[12] Noe went on to win an all-expenses paid trip to New York Fashion Week sponsored by Maybelline for having garnered the best performance following a photo shoot for the brand during the show's fifth episode.[13] She was eventually eliminated during the show's seventh episode, placing seventh overall.[14] After the show, she currently represent by Basic Models in Singapore. She was the face of CLEAR Myanmar and has done several campaigns for L'Oréal, Pocari Sweats, Maybelline and Pepsi.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

Noe began her music career in 2011, before winning Miss Asia Pacific World 2014. She competed in the sixth season of Eain Met Sone Yar, became the seventh runner-up. She subsequently released multiple singles and music videos, like "Single is the best", "Tagal Ma Chit Yin" and "Oh Boy".[15]

Acting career[edit]

Noe started her acting career in 2014. She made her acting debut with the multiple Burmese movies and videos namely "Ti Kyat", "Pawa Ma Shu Yay Ma Ku Kyay", "Professor Dr.Seik Phwar", "Charm Series", "Motor and Fan", "Achit Pincin Essay", "Palat Kywat Thwar Tat Achit", "A Phyu Htal Lu Mike Gyi", "Akhar Taw" and "Khyay Kyi Tal".

Noe is set to co-star with Johnny Strong in the upcoming American film Invincible, to be directed by Daniel Zirilli.[16][17]

Her latest projects are, ‘SPIRIT OF FIGHT Season 1’ that was aired on March 2019. Her major film that are going to be in theatres in 2020 are ‘25%’, ‘DIARY’ and YURI- The Film.



Year Title Role Notes With
2018 Tae Kyat May Mya Middle female role Nay Toe
2018 Invincible Michelle Main female role Johnny Strong
2019 Kyay Kyi Tal' - supporting actress Myint Myat

Film (Burmese)[edit]


  1. ^ Lin Lin Khaing (1 June 2017). "May Myat Noe". Weekly Eleven.
  2. ^ "May Myat Noe dethroned amid theft claims". Myanmar Times. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  3. ^ "=Organizer lied about Myanmar beauty queen's age, dethroned her over human rights complaints". Korea Observer. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Miss Myanmar stripped of Miss Asia Pacific World title". National Multimedia. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Gossip about dethroned Ms Myanmar trickles in". National Multimedia. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Miss Myanmar 'looks like an angel, but she is the devil', say pageant sponsors". Democratic Voice of Burma. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  7. ^ "16-yr-old Miss Myanmar says she was coaxed to 'escort' Korean tycoons". DVB. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  8. ^ "I didn't know I had been dethroned': Burmese beauty queen, 18, who ran off with $100,000 tiara refuses to hand it back until organisers apologise for calling her a 'thief'". Daily Mail. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Dethroned Myanmar Beauty Queen Blasts Pageant Boss". ABC News. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  10. ^ "성접대 강요" 폭로 미스 미얀마, 100억원대 피소, 데일리안 2014.09.27
  11. ^ "Miss Asia Pacific World Organization file criminal charges against pageant winner Miss Myanmar May Myat Noe Aung". Allkpop. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Myanmar contestant survives premiere". The Myanmar Times.
  13. ^ "Asia's Next Top Model Episode 5 Recap: Becoming An It Girl". Harper's Bazaar Singapore. 7 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Asia's Next Top Model Season 4 Episode 7 Recap: Three Men Turn Up The Heat - Harper's Bazaar Singapore". Harper's Bazaar Singapore. 22 April 2016.
  15. ^ Lwin Mar Htun (7 July 2014). "Pressing questions with May Myat Noe". The Myanmar Times.
  16. ^ Invincible on IMDb
  17. ^ "May Myat Noe to star in 'Invincible' film". Weekly Eleven. 18 September 2018.

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