Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

May Myat Noe, Myanmar's first international beauty queen, winner of the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World, sits with her crown that she allegedly ran away with, during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, September 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

YANGON, Myanmar -- A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday that she would not return her $100,000 crown until the pageant's organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

May Myat Noe, Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 winner, told a news conference Tuesday that she has done nothing wrong.

Noe denied accepting breast implants, as claimed by David Kim, director of media for the South Korea-based pageant. He said the surgery was provided free of charge to help boost her into super-stardom.

Kim said the teen was stripped of her title because she was dishonest, unappreciative, and ran off with her bejeweled tiara.

Noe said she boarded a plane from South Korea for Myanmar without realizing she had been dethroned. (AP)

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