Miss Tibet in the Media 2003
Multi Media Miss Tibet
KeralaNext News | Tibetan beauty goes from tending cattle to winning pageants
As a child she tended cattle at a farm before her family fled China
and now, at 20, Dolma Tsering, the first Miss Tibet, is becoming an
icon for young Tibetans in India, Nepal and elsewhere. Slant-eyed,
lissom beauty Dolma made history last year
South Asia Monitor | Prince Charles cheerful in company of beauty queens
If Prince Charles appeared tired on arriving in India, he was his
usual cheery self in the company of beauty queens and President
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam the next day, the British media reported.
Telegraph | India gives Prince a beautiful welcome
Garlands and beauty queens greeted the Prince of Wales yesterday as
he began his fifth official visit to India, his first for 11 years.
AFP | Prince Charles talks to Indian president, meets Tibetan beauty queen
Britain's Prince Charles spent his
first full day in India since visiting with his late
wife Princess Diana 11 years ago meeting with India's
president and attending a fashion show by Tibetan exiles.
The Indian Express | No runners-up at Miss Tibet but Tibetans are celebrating
Twenty-year-old Tsering Kyi, dressed in traditional Tibetan finery,
was crowned Miss Tibet 2003 at a non-descript day school at Majnu
Ka Tila on Saturday night. Kyi, who was the lone finalist, hopes
that her parents in the Amdo province of north-eastern Tibet will
hear of her achievement on the Radio Free Asia network. She has no
way of communicating with them.
BBC News | Crisis for Miss Tibet contest
2 October 2003.
It's only one year old and only one contestant turned up
for this week's contest. She is 20-year-old Tsering Kyi.
"We declared her Miss Tibet," said competition organiser Lobsang Wangyal.
The Times of India | Miss Tibet: She was the only one...
The curtain came down on the much-hyped second Shamabala Miss
Tibet contest even before it started as only one out of the ten
contestants arrived to take part in it.
Hindustan Times | Lone contender crowned Ms Tibet
When the idea of staging a Miss Tibet beauty pageant was first
mooted, it was dubbed an ingenious way to endorse the cause of Tibet.
BBC News | Prince praises Indian trade
Later he met an Indian beauty queen when he stopped at the Tibetan
community of Majnu Ka Tilla.
... she posed for photographs with Charles alongside 20-year-old
Miss Tibet Tsering Kyi.
The Times of India | Will Miss Tibet contest be terminated?
With the second Miss Tibet contest getting an extremely poor
response, doubts have been raised on whether this event should be
continued or be terminated once and for all.
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.
The Tribune | Caught between culture and tradition
Never mind if Hollywood actor-director, Richard Gere, a die-hard
Tibet supporter and one of Dalai Lama's many high-profile disciples,
scoffed at exiled Tibetan youths' passion for beauty and fashion.
This has in no way deterred Tibetan youth determined to go ahead
with the second Miss Tibet contest,
AFP | Miss Tibet, Miss China bridge political gap
Beauty queens often trot out well-worn pledges to work for world
peace, but the first Miss Tibet showed there may be some truth
to the line when she was seen chatting to Miss China at a pageant