ON THE WEB, 22 February 2016
Miss Tibet Pageant 2016 will be held in McLeod Ganj, India, from 3 to 5 June 2016. The participants will reach McLeod a few days before for preparation and rehearsals. The application is online till 31 March.
Any Tibetan woman fulfilling the following criteria can apply to participate in the Pageant. The criteria are:
- Must have Central Tibetan Administration tax paid up to date. However, this criterion does not apply to a woman coming from Tibet to compete in the Pageant.
- Must be between 17 and 25 years of age.
- Must be a minimum of 165 cm in height.
- Must be unmarried and must not have given birth to a child.
An entry fee is required as a sign of good faith — Rs 500 (India, Nepal, Bhutan), € 25 (European countries), $ 50 (US, Canada, and other countries).
There will be seven rounds: Swimsuit (Day one), Talk and Talent (Day two), Introduction, Gown, Traditional costume and Interview (Finale night).
The topic for the Talk round is chosen by lottery, drawn an hour before the round starts. Each contestant is given the choice to speak on a topic from one of two options they pick in the lottery. The topics are all on Tibet and Tibetan-related issues, such as Tibetan history, culture, language, human rights, environment, women, activism, etc.
In the Talent round, the contestants have to perform an act with no bar in language. The performance would be a minimum of three minutes to maximum five minutes long.
The winner will receive a cash prize of rupees one lakh (one hundred thousand), first runner-up will get 50,000 rupees and second runner-up 25,000. In addition, the winner makes guest appearances in festivals and goes to represent Tibet in international pageants.
Join me in making this event a success. Here is the crowdfunding page. Please make whatever contribution you can make. I have no sponsors 🙂
Looking forward to have an exciting pageant.