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Lone contestant Tenzin Yangzom to be crowned Miss Tibet 2014

By Lobsang Wangyal

Lone contestant Tenzin Yangzom, 23, from Gangtok, Sikkim, will be crowned the new Miss Tibet 2014. The coronation ceremony will be held at Tipa on 8
June.

We received eight applications for this year’s Pageant. Five were
confirmed, but four withdrew at the last minute expressing various personal
problems.

Since the Miss Tibet Pageant is to empower young Tibetan women, we see it
important to respect and appreciate the commitment and enthusiasm of the
lone contestant.

We were ready to welcome more contestants and put on a full-fledged
pageant, but how many would come is not in our hands. There should be
individual as well as community initiative for a bigger number.

On our part, we have not given up, and will never give up, and hope that
there will be more contestants in the next year’s pageant.

It is the fourth time that the pageant has seen only one contestant for the
crown. This is the second consecutive year with only one contestant, and
this occurred in two earlier editions in 2003 and 2005.

Tenzin Yangzom has prepared well and was willing to have a competition.
After she was informed that she was the only contestant she wondered why
the others dropped out, and why there were not more contestants.

Yangzom has recently completed her B Ed from Bangalore. She also has a BA
in Psychology, Sociology, and English. She is multi-lingual, and likes
dancing, basketball, singing, painting, and photography.

She says, “Miss Tibet can voice the worsening human rights situation in
Tibet through national and international forums, and gain world wide
support.”

She will be crowned and sashed the new Miss Tibet, and will be given a
cheque of one lakh (100,000) rupees, on Sunday, 8 June.

Go to Tenzin Yangzom’s profile

Lobsang Wangyal
Director

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