Miss Tibet 2011 Tenzin Yangkyi

The Miss Tibet Pageant 2011, the 10th anniversary, was held from 3 to 5 June 2011 in Dharamshala, India.

The Pageant: Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June 2011

The seven rounds of competitions started from 3 June with the Swimsuit Round. The Talk and Talent Rounds were held on the 4th. The Finale Night, 5 June, had the Introduction, Evening Gown, Traditional Costume, and Interview Rounds.

The Finale Night was held at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), Mcleod Ganj. Coronation for the new Miss Tibet, the 10th winner of the pageant, took place on the Finale Night with the presentation of 100,000 rupees (2,250 USD approx). The first runner-up received 50,000 rupees and second runner-up received 25,000 rupees.

The Miss Tibet Pageant 2011 contestants

On 3 June, the contestants attended the teachings of the Dalai Lama at Upper TCV in the morning, and in the afternoon did the first round of the competition, the Swimwear Round, at Khanyara village

The 2011 contestants went through a one-week training session starting from the 27th. They listened to talks given by Tibetan experts such as Tenzin Wangdu from Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society, Tsewang Chondhen the musician, Tsering Choedup of International Tibet Network, Phuntsok Chomphel of Choice (an HIV-AIDs Initiative), and Tenzin Norgay of Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. They also spent time with Ama Adhe, the famous ex-political prisoner, the staff members of the Tibetan Women’s Association, and others. They have been doing yoga, and learning a dance sequence from two artistes Namkhang Lhamo and Tenzin Yangdon of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.

The 2011 contestants reached McLeod Ganj on 26th of May, and were announced on 27 May.

Miss Photogenic 2011

This year's Miss Photogenic was Tenzin Yangkyi.

Miss Tibet 2011 event and stories

  • Miss Tibet Pageant 2012 — application opens
    The Miss Tibet Pageant 2012 will be held in Dharamshala, India, from 8 to 10 June 2012. The application will be online from 1 December 2011 till the end of March 2012.
  • People’s Choice Award goes to Tenzin Yangkyi in Korea
    When I came to South Korea I was focused on winning the beauty pageant (Miss Asia Pacific World 2011). I wanted to do proud for my country — Tibet. I had lots of fun with all the contestants.
  • Tenzin Yangkyi writes from Incheon
    I landed in Seoul, South Korea, on 1 October. My first roommate was Miss Mali from Africa. I am now sharing a room with Miss Thailand.

More event and activities stories

Miss Tibet in the News

  • Im Bett mit Miss Tibet
    Endlich kann Tenzin Yangkyi (18) wieder in ihrem eigenen Bett schlafen. Seit ihrer Wahl zur «Miss Tibet» war sie nicht mehr oft in ihrer Wohnung bei Winterthur ZH.
  • Lack of funds hinders Miss Tibet’s foreign dream
    To raise Tibet's voice at international forums, Tenzin Yangkyi, who was crowned Miss Tibet 2011, would represent the country at the "Miss Young International" and "Miss Asia Pacific World" contests this year. But scarcity of funds is the main obstacle in Yangkyi's way to success.
  • Atlas hoods: Tibet’s sad beauty pageant
    What do you do when people keep telling you your country’s not a real country? If you’re Lobsang Wangyal, you bankrupt yourself throwing the saddest beauty pageant in the world.

More stories in the media

Press Kit

There are 14 comments.Have your say at the bottom of the page

  1. tenzin choegyal says:

    Hi Lobsang la,
    Good job and sound media, but the name of Miss Tibet should be full of heart for the Tibetan issue and have true beauty of inner mind … not only an outside of skin changing to wrinkles. We all in the name of Tibet will never like to see one crowned who is in mortal body selfish, jealous, with no idea of religion and neglecting Tibetan inner values. Think well and please let our nation have a better coming Miss Tibet ahead..

    Student of future Tibet org…

  2. yeshi gyatso says:

    i think miss yangkyi is very beautiful but as compare to ,my girl friend she is just a fake one i m saying this lines through ur comment box why because these days she is not with me and i m missing her alot so through this way i can convey my message that HOW MUCH I LOVE HER?

    hope she read this one and thanks to u for giving me the chance to let my inner feelings flow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yeshi gyatso upper tcv

  3. Rick Keller says:

    Amanda I love you very much and wish you much success in the Miss Asia Pacific Pageant. You have grown into a beautiful woman. I am very proud of you.

    Your Dad in Switzerland misses you very much.

  4. hong says:

    i think we have make sure the watch is the good watch. If it is bad then we have to write something for Miss Tibet.

    And also, the Miss Tibet is really good for Tibet as a country, because many people don’t even know who is Tibet.

  5. yangka chojay says:

    i like miss Tibet among all

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    • pass says:

      If you are playing politic( please dont use Miss Tibet0 better use another like miss mecloed or shambala or etc.
      No body is believing you have money problem( no cares)
      i heard that you are selling Name of (Miss Tibet)? how much you will cost and what formalate do you need?

      • Alla says:

        What time and where exactly (the venue) are the different rounds going to take place? Me and some friends were thinking of visiting Dharamshala during the weekend of the Miss Tibet competition to show some support to the brave Tibetan beauties! I’m sure it’s going to be a fun! Please post venue and timing of each of the rounds… what time does each round start during and which venue? Thank You!!!! GO MISS TIBET!! the world is your stage… own it!

  7. TrueTibetan; says:

    What type of Tibetan lives in swistwrland ? Weill…. Go Acha Khechoe !

    • pcm says:

      Do you mean Switzerland? In Switzerland there are Tibetans who are beautiful and intelligent. Tibetans who can write and spell right.
      And I’m sorry for your acha that she didn’t win.

  8. Yeshi says:

    Dear Ngodup. Tashi Delek. do well and u can do it. Hearty Tashi Delek.

    • Kalsang Tsering says:

      Hello, Tashi Delek Miss Tibet 2011, Ngodhup la, the pageant of Miss Tibet 2011 should go toward you because you are the best qualified and suited that Pageant lo. Wish you good luck, see you fifth of June, ok.

  9. tenzin choezom says:

    Hi, Its my pleasure to know that some contestants this year are known person to me. Go GUrl,,, ROCK it and ya,, I came all over frm Delhi to watch the shows. Don;t make me loose my energy… Hit it hard,, P.s Good luck SANGMO and CHEMI.,,, Love coco

  10. Miss Tibet Rocks says:

    What time and where exactly (the venue) are the different rounds going to take place?
    Me & some friends were thinking of visiting Dharamshala during the weekend of the Miss Tibet competition to show some support to the brave Tibetan beauties!

    I’m sure it’s going to be a fun!
    Please post venue and timing of each of the rounds..what time does each round start during & which venue?
    Thank You!!!!
    GO MISS TIBET!! the world is your stage..own it!

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