Myanmar’s beauty queen who was stripped of her title has refused to hand back her bejewelled tiara, worth around 76,000 euros.
May Myat Noe said she would keep the crown until the contest organisers apologised to her. They claim she was rude and dishonest to them.
The beauty queen denies the claims.
She told reporters that she boarded a plane back to Myanmar, crown in hand, before her title had been taken away.
She further said that various agreements stated in a contract, including accommodation for a three-month stay in South Korea where the contest was held, were not met. She found that no such arrangement had been made when she arrived.