Tenzin Yangzom Palkhang is from Gangtok, Sikkim. She was born in 1991, and stands 170 cm tall.
Yangzom believes that education is very important in today’s world, and even more important for Tibetan children as stated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She says, “We lost our country because Tibetans were not educated in their own country. Therefore, I took Bachelor of Education after my degree, and would like to pursue School Management for further studies. The Tibetan Government need qualified people to run Tibetan schools. The future of Tibet depends on the education of present generation. I will be more than happy to extend my contribution wherever necessary.”
The title of Miss Tibet is well known everywhere. It is a forum through which I can draw the attention of the world to the just cause of Tibet and seek their support. Tibetans inside Tibet are undergoing innumerable sufferings. More than a hundred of them have been driven to self-immolation, which is unparalleled in Tibet's history. Miss Tibet can voice the worsening human rights situation in Tibet through a number of national and international forums, and gain worldwide support.