Myanmar's Miss Universe candidate, Thuzar Wint Lwin, is facing an uncertain future in her home country after participating in the annual international beauty pageant.
According to independent media outlet Irrawaddy, "Candy", as she is also known, says she fears her life may be at risk if she returns to Myanmar.
During this year's Miss Universe competition held in Florida, Candy appeared on stage with a "Pray for Myanmar" sign urging the international community to speak out against the military regime.
She won best national costume with an item from the very state where clashes with junta troops have intensified in recent days.
The 22-year-old is one of the many Myanmar celebrities who have openly protested against the junta and has donated most of her savings for pro-democracy supporters.