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Tenzin Yangzom becomes Miss Tibet 2014


Miss Tenzin Yangzom was crowned the new Miss Tibet 2014 in a modest coronation ceremony at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in McLeod Ganj.

Miss Tibet 2011 Tenzin Yangkyi crowned Yangzom, whom the director of the pageant Lobsang Wangyal sashed and presented with a cheque for one lakh (100,000) rupees.

Yangzom announced the donation of the prize money to two schools for 25,000 rupees each, and another 20,000 rupees for old people’s home in McLeod Ganj, and offered 30,000 back to the Pageant.

A good number of about 1000 people attended the show. Fireworks and upbeat music welcomed the director of the pageant Lobsang Wangyal, who surprised the audience with his new neon green suit. Emcee Suzanne Borton from the UK gave a brief speech and then invited the new Miss Tibet on stage for a short introduction round.

Yangzom displayed a stunning evening gown for the next round, and then in traditional costume she played yang chin (hammered dulcimer) for the final third round.

She was then crowned the new Miss Tibet by Miss Tibet 2011 Tenzin Yangkyi.

Among the entertainers of the night included nine-year-old Tenzin Choenyi playing a traditional Tibetan song, accompanied by Tsewang Chondhen on dran yen. Sonam Bolaria, an upcoming local singer, presented two Hindi songs.

Techung, a well-known Tibetan singer/musician/songwriter, accompanied by artistes of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, delighted the audience with some of his popular songs.

Jigme of the JJI brothers also performed with a group of artistes from TIPA. The Himalayan Band performed some popular songs before the coronation.

Before the crowning, the director announced the cancellation of the first runner-up position for Ngodup Dolma, one of the contestants in the Miss Tibet Pageant 2011, due to her unprofessional and unethical behaviours. Read the announcement here.

Yangzom in her speech called for Tibetan unity, and said that she will work to bring awareness about the education of Tibetan youngsters.

On Monday, Yangzom along with her mother, the pageant director, and staff members went to greet Sikyong Lobsang Sangay.

Later on Monday evening, Yangzom joined for the “Dinner with Miss Tibet” programme. Tenzin Choenyi and Tenzin Jigme were the guests in proxy on behalf of Chograb, the winner of the raffle for the event.

There are 2 comments.

  1. Tsering Tsomoe says:

    It is nice to have the Miss Tibet contest every year, and we should encourage new generations to take part in such contest and make Tibet known to the outside world through different ways. Let the world see the native beauty of Tibet and share with them how we feel about our struggle.

    There are different ways to contribute in our freedom struggle and Miss Tibet is certainly one of the powerful mediums to spread our message to the outside world.

    Lobsang Wangyal deserves our support in making this event a greater success in the coming days. I have wish him good luck and Khe Khe so so Lha Gyalo.


  2. Jose Antonio Gallego Gaviria says:

    Congratulations, it’s a great opportunity to benefit Tibetan people. This girl could present the needs of Tibet to all people of the world! 🙂

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