McLEOD GANJ, India, 5 June 2017
Miss Tenzin Paldon, 21 years old, from Kollegal, South India, was crowned the Miss Tibet 2017 at a packed TIPA Grounds in McLeod Ganj on Sunday evening to the cheers of thousands of young Tibetan enthusiasts.
She has a degree in aviation management, and is currently working as a cabin crew at Spice Jet Airlines.
Paldon also won the Miss photogenic title, which was decided by online voting. Out of a total 14,285 votes, Paldon received 5,161 (36% of the total).
The members of the jury were: Ms Tanshuman Gurung, a former Miss Himalaya, and currently working as the Deputy Branch Head of the Union Bank of India in Nainital; Mr Abhishek Madhukar, a journalist who
closely follows the life and issues of Tibetan people, and living in Dharamshala for more than ten years; and Ms Anshdeep Kaur from Delhi, a human rights activist and Tibet enthusiast.
The winner and the First Runner-up also won a two-week trip to Vietnam, sponsored by Claire Huynh Hong Hai.