Receiving the recognition at a recent Australian Modelling & Fashion Awards ceremony, the Ms. Australia World 2020 national finalist (pictured) said it was a sweet surprise.
Coming from the corporate industry, Pan stepped into the pageantry, modeling and beauty industries to raise a human rights voice against Buddhist Burmese extremists’ discrimination of non-Buddhist Burmese.
She studied hard to pursue education abroad and settle in a country where all cultures are treated equally.
“I reached Sydney in 2009 and on my first day of college, all students and teachers greeted me respectfully,” she said.
“They didn’t mock me for being a Rohingya Burmese.
“I feel I have left a legacy by breaking the Burmese’s taboo of ‘Rohingya being a not good-looking community’ thanks to my success in the beauty industry.”
With the Ms. Australia World event postponed until March, Pan has been productively in launching her female empowerment web series, ‘Empower Success Media’.
“It’s the perfect time for us to change our actions to save our beautiful world,” she said.