Miss Tibet in the Media 2004

Miss with a Mission | Times News Network
October 20: A qualified computer engineer, she wants to continue her education as her parents have always stressed on academics. But right now, studies aren't on Tashi Yangchen Serdup's mind. She's just been crowned Miss Tibet and wants to create awareness about Tibet globally. ...

Miss Freedom | The Indian Express
October 17: Kalsang Dickey fled Lhasa to take part in the Miss Tibet contest. Last week, Manraj Grewal saw her live out her dream. It was a friend from McLeodganj who first told her about the night they crowned Miss Tibet. About the girl from nowhere who would now represent Tibet on the world stage. ...

Ugly row over Tibet beauty contest | Asia Times, Hong Kong
October 16 – Dharamsala: The new Miss Tibet is swimsuit-shapely, talented, articulate and dedicated to Tibetan culture and the Dalai Lama. Tashi Yangchen is a 24-year-old computer engineer from Sikkim, India. Her actual politics are vague, but when it comes to Tibetan culture, her passion is powerful. She recently was crowned here in north India, despite criticisms from those who say the very idea of a Miss Tibet and a swimsuit competition flies in the face of Tibetan Buddhist ideals and traditions. ...

Split over Tibetan beauty pageant | The Australian, Australia
October 12: It must be one of the strangest beauty pageants in the world. The people are living in exile, the monk-Prime Minister vehemently disapproves and the swimsuit round is held at a secret location. ...

Miss Tibet 2004 contestants in traditional costume

IT professional crowned Miss Tibet | Associated Press
October 11 – Dharamsala: Hundreds of exiled Tibetans cheered among the crackling firecrackers and flowing ribbons when Tashi Yangchen, who works for an information technology firm, was crowned Miss Tibet 2004. ...

Tashi Yangchen crowned Miss Tibet 2004 | The Tribune, India
October 11 – McLeodganj: Tashi Yangchen was crowned Miss Tibet here last night amidst sounds of crackers and Tibetan music. Born and brought up in Sikkim, Tashi was one of the five contestants for the crown. She also won the audience polls award for Miss Photogenic conducted on the internet. ...

Harvard grad honored at Miss Tibet pageant | Associated Press
October 10 – Dharamsala: Hundreds of exiled Tibetans cheered among the firecracker bursts and flowing ribbons when Tashi Yangchen, who works for an information technology firm received the Miss Tibet 2004 crown from last year's winner, Tsering Kyi. ...

Tibetan Govt-in-exile opposes Miss Tibet pageant | The Tribune, India
October 5 – McLeodganj: Even as hectic preparations were on for the Miss Tibet contest, the Prime Minister and his Minister for Religion and Education of the Tibetan Government-in-exile here today expressed ...

Tibetan beauty and the Chinese Beast | Associated Press
October 2 – Mcleod Ganj: Kalsang Dickey has done what few other aspiring beauty queens would even think of attempting. The 24-year-old hiked hundreds of kilometers (miles) from her home in Tibet, enduring freezing rains and exhaustion on her yearlong journey over the Himalayas to India in pursuit of twin dreams: meeting the Dalai Lama and entering the Miss Tibet 2004 beauty pageant. ...

Five Tibetans arrive for annual beauty pageant | Agence France-Presse
October 1 – Dharamsala: Five Tibetan beauties have defied criticism from their conservative society and arrived in India's Himalayan foothill town of Dharamsala to compete in the 2004 Miss Tibet pageant. ...

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.

Tibet beauty contestants wish to make a point | The Tribune, India
September 30 – Mcleodganj: "I want to show to the world that Tibetan girls are smart and educated, capable of winning beauty contests. This is why I'm here," said Tashi Yangchen, one of the five contestants for the Miss Tibet pageant who arrived here today. ...

Aspiring Miss Tibets to walk the ramp again | Indo-Asian News Service
September 14 – Dharamsala: Amid controversy, opposition and some excitement, this serene capital of the Tibetan government-in-exile is getting ready for the three-day Miss Tibet beauty pageant from Oct 8. ...

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