Miss Tibet in the Media 2002
AFP | First-ever Miss Tibet crowned
Dolma Tsering was selected Saturday as the first-ever Miss Tibet
in a contest which aims to highlight
the plight of Tibetan refugees internationally.
Tsering, who lives in the Indian capital New Delhi,
pledged to use her title to serve the cause of the Tibetan refugees.
TIME Asia Magazine | Pretty independent
The terrace of the Om Hotel, beauty queen headquarters,
hums with excitement. Photographers chain-smoke and chatter in
French, English and Hindi. A TV crew is setting up in
a corner, but the contestants
AP | Dolma Tsering, 19-year-old is crowned Miss Tibet
She fled her homeland when she was 12, walking for 21 days
across the frozen wastelands of the Himalayas. On Saturday
night, Dolma Tsering was crowned the first Miss Tibet at
the end of a three-day event that critics said violated
Tibetan traditions and trivialized Tibet's struggle for
The Tribune | Dolma Tsering is Miss Tibet
New Delhi-based Dolma Tsering was
crowned the first Miss Tibet last evening at the Tibetan
Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in McLeodganj, uptown
Dharamsala, during the grand finale of the Free Spirit Festival.
PTI | Second round of Miss Tibet held
Projecting Tibet's rich culture and aspirations of Tibetan
people was the theme at the "talent and presentation" round
of the first ever Sambla Miss Tibet beauty pageant held
at Teepa hall auditorium at Mclood Ganj late last night
Mantra Online | Miss Tibet takes off
They are (L-R) Tenzin Deki of United States, Tenzin Yangkyi, Lhakpa
Dolma and Dolma Tsering of India. The organisers say the
contest is planned to draw international attention to
the plight of Tibetans living under Chinese occupation,
but critics say it violates Tibetan traditions.
Reuters | Maiden Miss Tibet pageant makes modest debut
Unfazed by the dwindling
number of contestants and shortage of funds, organisers
of the first Miss Tibet beauty pageant said on Friday the
event would help reinforce the Tibetan identity.
BBC News | Miss Tibet off to controversial start
The first Miss Tibet beauty contest has kicked off in
the Indian city of Dharmsala, the seat of the Tibet's
government-in-exile. Members of the media were allowed
to watch the swimsuit round - but it was closed to the
public out of deference to the local sensibilities of the
conservative exile community.
Sky News | Meet the girls from Tibet
The first ever Miss Tibet competition begins this week
with the behind-closed-doors swimsuit round promising to
be the highlight of the contest
BBC News | Crowning glory for Miss Tibet
Organisers of Tibet's first-ever beauty pageant are hoping
that the competition will raise the country's international
profile, but the planned event is not without its critics.
Indian Express | Freedom struggle takes beauty route
Call it the 36-24-36 formula for freedom. A group of fiery
young Tibetans are determined to take the Free Tibet
struggle to a different level with a beauty pageant of
their own: A Miss Tibet. This novel assertion of statehood
which kicks off on October 10 is creating ripples in the
Tibetan diaspora, long used to being seen as refugees.
Guardian Unlimited |
Special reports - Miss Tibet generates lively yak among exiles
One critic says it is "ill-timed, undesirable [and]
uncalled for". Others insist that the event is a great
step forward for a country that effectively vanished 50
years ago. Either way, the main topic for discussion among
Tibetan exiles is no longer the recent thaw between the
Dalai Lama and China, but next week's first Miss Tibet
Corbis Sygma | Images of Miss Tibet Pageant
Also, go to the
main Corbis site,
type 'miss tibet' in the search box, and select 'Search in news'
to see many Miss Tibet images.
Travel Indochina | First Miss Tibet beauty contest
The music starts up and the contestants gather at the
pool gate, nervously tugging on their outfits. One by
one they stroll up to the makeshift platform, to pose
and pout. Then, in perilously high heels, they negotiate
the cracked flagstone path back to the gate, only to
collapse in nervous giggles. Lhakpa Dolma, 26, finishes
her round with an open-armed shrug and a wry grin. Though
her bathing suit 'a demure tank with shorts' would win few
points in an international contest, she charms the judges
with her personality.