Miss Tibet in the Media 2004
Miss with a Mission |
Times News Network
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
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
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.
IT professional crowned Miss Tibet |
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
Harvard grad honored at Miss Tibet pageant |
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 |
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 |
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
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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
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.