Moe Set Wine

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Moe Set Wine
Native name မိုးစက်ဝိုင်
Born Wai Wai Khine[1]
(1988-05-20) 20 May 1988 (age 30)[2]
Yangon, Myanmar
Residence Myanmar
Education BBA (Marketing)
BA in English
Occupation Business Woman
Years active 2013–present
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Title Miss Myanmar 2013[3]
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Black
Miss Myanmar 2013
Miss Universe 2013 [3]

Moe Set Wine (Burmese: မိုးစက်ဝိုင်, pronounced [mó zɛʔ wàiɴ]; born 20 May 1988) (Chinese: 楊鑫榮) is a Burmese model, actress and beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss Universe Myanmar 2013 and represented Myanmar in the Miss Universe 2013 competition in Moscow on 9 November.[3][4] She was the first woman to represent the country in the competition since 1961.[4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Moe Set Wine was born in Yangon on 20 May 1988 from Chinese ethnic's Father & Shan (Tai) ethnic's Mother. She graduated from Dagon University with a degree in English. She later went on to pursue her undergraduate studies in the United States and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in marketing from California Lutheran University.


In 2009, Moe Set Wine, under the name of 楊鑫榮 Yang Xinrong went to compete and placed second in a Burmese Chinese beauty pageant held by a local newspaper, Golden Phoenix.[6][7][8]

Miss Universe Myanmar 2013[edit]

Moe Set Wine competed in Miss Universe Myanmar 2013 which was held on 3 October 2013 at the National Theatre in Yangon. The competition was organized by the Hello Madam Media Group. This competition was held for the first time since 1961. She won Miss Perfect Skin and Miss Famous titles, voted by fans through the Internet voting system and SMS messages. She became the winner of Miss Universe Myanmar 2013 after the competition. She founded a local charity group named "Myanmar's Heart" on January 9, 2015.


After Chinese news outlets revealed Moe Set Wine's participation in a local Burmese Chinese pageant, some pockets of Burma's social media openly criticized her ancestry, questioning her citizenship status as well as whether a native-born Burmese of Chinese ancestry could represent Burma in pageants.[9][10] A spokesperson for Hello Madam Media, which organized the 2013 Miss Universe Myanmar competition, stated that she holds Burmese citizenship, and that her parents, of Shan and Burmese descent, are from Namkham, in northern Shan State.[9]


  1. ^ မေစစ်ပိုင် (10 October 2013). "မိုးစက်ဝိုင် မြန်မာစစ်စစ် ဖြစ်ကြောင်း သက်သေပြမည်". The Irrawaddy(in Burmese). Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Moe Set Wine Biography. Retrieved on 21 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Welcome to Miss Myanmar Universe | Miss Myanmar Universe. Retrieved on 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b Moe Set Wine Crowned Miss Universe Myanmar 2013. Beauty Pageant News (3 October 2013). Retrieved on 21 October 2013.
  5. ^ Welcome to. Miss Myanmar Universe. Retrieved on 21 October 2013.
  6. ^ 緬甸環球小姐選美 華裔女楊鑫榮勝出 . 中廣新聞網 (in Chinese). 4 October 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  7. ^ 林以君 (5 October 2013). 緬甸小姐 華裔女摘后冠 . 世界日報 (in Chinese). Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Chinese controversy surrounds Miss Universe Myanmar". DVB. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Zarni Mann (11 October 2013). "Bumpy Start for Burma's Divisive Miss Universe". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Myo Zaw Linn (11 October 2013). "Chinese controversy surrounds Miss Universe Myanmar". Democratic Voice of Burma. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Myint Myint Khin
Miss Universe Myanmar
Succeeded by
Sharr Htut Eaindra