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Name:                    Wai Yan Aung

Childhood Name: ThihaThu


Birthday:                 22 July

Hometown:            Minbu, Magway Region

Nationality:            Myanmar

Marital Status:        Single

Location:                United States

Social Links:

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  • YouTube
  • Telegram

Public figure & social activist, Mr. Wai Yan Aung is one of the pioneers of Myanmar pageantry and the national director of Miss World. Since he was young, he has been very passionate about beauty pageants. His childhood dream was to see representatives of Myanmar and the country's flag on global stages.


After Myanmar had been banned from participating in the world pageantry for more than 5 decades, Wai Yan Aung has become the very first ever national director to send the Myanmar representatives to world-class international pageants from the private sector. With his great efforts in this field of endeavor, Wai Yan Aung founded the Miss Golden Land Myanmar Organization in 2012 together with co-founder and CEO, Han Zaw Latt. Along with his dream into reality, Wai Yan Aung has also become a young entrepreneur and well-known celebrity in Myanmar who inspire the youths and new generation.


His purpose of organizing beauty contests is not only to educate and entertain people but also to help people in need and to improve the human society through pageantry platform. Thus, he founded the Miss Golden Land Myanmar Charity Foundation in 2014.

Wai Yan Aung produces role models to represent Myanmar and to contribute charity projects and social activities in MGLM Charity Foundation and TV stars through his own famous TV shows & the most awaiting event in the nation, the annual Miss Golden Land Myanmar national beauty contest. He also creates Mrs. Myanmar competition for married, divorced or separated women and single moms as women empowerment program which has become the most successful Mrs. contest in the country. His Mrs. Myanmar program has served as a platform to amplify women's voices for what they have needed most. He also produces Mini Mr. and Miss Myanmar contest which has become the most popular kid event in Myanmar showcasing Myanmar Kid's outstanding talents and personality.

Through his charity foundation, he has raised for worthy causes, HIV-AIDS care, orphanages, senior citizens, disabled persons and people in need. As a young public figure and entrepreneur, he has also made motivational and inspirational talk shows for the youths and education & awareness campaigns at various universities around the nation throughout the year.

He experienced as a jury, participant, facilitator and organizer for a number of workshops, seminars, forums, conference, fashion & film festivals to develop the creative industry in Myanmar.


In 2016, his MGLM Org won Best (5) Asian Top Fashion Organization of the Year by Fashion Asia 2016 ceremony held in Chongqing, China among hundreds of organizations from fashion industry all over the continent of Asia.

In 2018, Wai Yan Aung founded MGLM Training School where students can learn total-self improvement and confidence development.

In 2019, Wai Yan Aung organized the Mrs. Asia International 2019 beauty contest hosted in Myanmar to promote the tourism and culture of Myanmar through contributing to the international community and international exchanges. 26 representatives from the continent of Asia participated in the contest which was held in Mandalay, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bagan, Myanmar.

Wai Yan Aung is serving for creative industry and CSR programs as:

  • Founder & CEO of Miss Golden Land Myanmar Organization

  • Founder of Miss Golden Land Myanmar Charity Foundation

  • Founder of MGLM Training School of Total Self-Improvement and Confidence Development

  • Founder & CEO of Miss Myanmar Organization

  • Founder & Producer of Mister Myanmar Pageant

  • Founder & Producer of Mini Miss Myanmar & Mini Mister Myanmar Pageant

  • National Director of Myanmar for international beauty pageants

       Miss World

       Mr World

       Miss Earth

       Miss Tourism

       Miss Tourism Queen International

       Mrs. Tourism Queen International

  • Founder & CEO of Mrs. Myanmar Organization (Women Empowerment Program)

Since the Burmese military coup happened in February 2021, Wai Yan Aung has been actively involving as an activist in various campaigns and movements against the military coup to restore democracy and fundamental human rights in Burma (Myanmar). He stands for freedom and justice and speaks out to the world what is happening in Burma (Myanmar). Since the military targeted to arrest him, he had to escape to the border area of Burma (Myanmar) with the help of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR). In December 2021, he had to move to the United States as a refugee due to the high risk of security and life safety.

Currently, as an activist, he has been still actively continuing in the revolutionary movements for the people of Burma (Myanmar) cooperating with various organizations and communities to the freedom of Burma (Myanmar). As a social influencer, he is contributing fundraising campaigns on various social media to support the people in need in Myanmar such as CDMers and IDPs who have to flee due to atrocities committed by the Myanmar military.

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