Miss Tibet in the News Media 2007

"China forced Miss Tibet 2006 to quit Miss Tourism Pageant of Malaysaia 2007"
Tsering Chungtak said that China pressured the competition organisers to replace her "Miss Tibet" sash with one reading "Miss Tibet-China". When she refused, she was told she would have to leave the Miss Tourism Queen 2007 competition.
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Tibetan quits pageant over China title | AP
A Tibetan woman said Wednesday that she pulled out of a beauty pageant in Malaysia after organizers, reacting to pressure from Beijing, told her halfway through the event that she could only participate if she added "China" to her "Miss Tibet" title. ...

Miss Tibet slams China over expulsion from pageant | AFP
A Tibetan contestant barred from participating in a Malaysian beauty pageant blamed China on Wednesday for her exclusion from the international event. ...

For China, even a beauty pageant must toe the party line | CNSNews
China's well-known determination to deny Tibet and Taiwan international legitimacy has impacted millions of people over the past half-century, but for one young woman, Beijing's policy has spoiled a simple, personal dream. ...

Miss Tibet quits pageant | CNN
Miss Tibet refuses to run as Miss Tibet-China in a Malaysian beauty pageant. CNN's Anjali Rao reports, in a video on CNN.com ...

China pushes out Miss Tibet | National Post
Chinese government officials have pressured organizers of a Malaysian beauty pageant to bar Tibet from their event. Miss Tibet 2006, Tsering Chungtak was asked by pageant organizers to wear a sash that read Miss Tibet-China. ...

China 'forced Miss Tibet to quit' | BBC
The Tibetan entrant in an international beauty pageant in Malaysia has blamed China for her expulsion from the event. Tsering Chungtak said that China pressured the competition organisers to replace her "Miss Tibet" sash with one reading "Miss Tibet-China". ...

This Miss loves Delhi | Indian Express
Tenzin Dolma, 21, was crowned Miss Tibet 2007 in a small contest held by Tibetan refugees in Mcleod Ganj recently. Born and raised in Dharamshala, Dolma came to Delhi to train as an airhostess two years back. She enrolled in one of the many training institutes found in the Capital, but soon found herself getting a lot of modelling assignments. ...

Miss Tibet Video | Tibetan Avenue
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Tenzin Dolma is Miss Tibet 2007 | Indian Express
Twenty-one-year-old Tenzin Dolma from Mcleod Ganj working as an executive in a call centre in New Delhi has been crowned Miss Tibet 2007 on Sunday evening. She is also a part-time model. While 20-year-old Tsering Yangzom from Kollegal in Karnataka and 20-year-old Deeki Dolma from Gangtok have been declared first runner-up and second runner-up respectively. ...

Miss Tibet 2007 vows to take forward the Free Tibet campaign | Malaysia Sun
Tenzin Dolma, who was crowned Miss Tibet 2007 on Sunday, said after winning the title that it would be her duty and responsibility to take up the cause of her country, and urge the Tibetan community, especially its women, to come forward in the campaign for a 'Free Tibet'. ...

Miss Tibet 2007 crowned | Phayul.com
Firecrackers were repeatedly shot into the air making spectacular patterns and hundreds of crowd made a roaring applause as the grand finale night of the Miss Tibet 2007 unveiled its stage.

Tenzin Dolma is Miss Tibet 2007 | Hindustan Times
Call centre executive and part-time model, 21-year-old Tenzin Dolma on Sunday was crowned Miss Tibet 2007 in Dharamsala at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) ...

Tibetan beauties display their talent at Miss Tibet 2007 contest | Daily India
Tibetan beauties vying for the 'Miss Tibet 2007' title displayed their talents and commitment to the cause of a 'Free Tibet' in the second round of the contest going on here. ...

Dress code at Miss Tibet contest | Agence France Presse (AFP)
As beauty pageants go, the Miss Tibet competition in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala — home to the exiled Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama — would seem a non-event. ...

Dharamsala's Tibetan beauty pageant caught in religion vs publicity tussle | ANI
Tibetan beauty pageant — Miss Tibet, scheduled to begin on Friday in Dharamsala, has evoked mixed reactions from religious quarters. Supporters of the beauty contest say that the event can prove to be an international platform to stage the problems that Tibet is facing, while religious heads of Tibet, who accept this argument, maintain that these contests are against the Buddhist principles. ...

Far away from Tibet - beauty pageant | IANS
It's glamour time again in this Himalayan abode of Tibetan spiritual and temporal head, the Dalai Lama, and Hollywood stars like Richard Gere and Goldie Hawn have nothing to do with it! The sixth edition of the Miss Tibet beauty pageant, being held against the backdrop of the imposing Dhauladhar range, will announce a winner Oct 14. ...

Tibetan beauties interact with exiled Tibetan students | ANI
Miss Tibet beauty pageant contestants interacted with Tibetan students-in-exile here, looking to encourage the young in the cause for a 'Free Tibet'. The five Tibetan beauties from across India visited the Tibetan Children's Village School (TCV) on Sunday. ...

Five Tibetan beauties for the Miss Tibet 2007 contest | Himachal.us
Five Tibetan beauties are vying for the Miss Tibet 2007 contest that will be held at Dharamshala later this month. These beauties will have to go through seven competition rounds, according to Lobsang Wanagyal, the man behind the pageant He said in fact, for this year, there is one less in number compared to last year's. Nevertheless, Lobsang is adamant and is hopeful to add more contestants in coming years, as he promises to continue with the beauty show. ...

Exiled Tibetan beauties raring to go for Miss Tibet contest | ANI
Five Tibetan damsels proudly paraded themselves before cameras here ahead of the October 12 Miss Tibet beauty pageant 2007. The five final contestants are Deeki Dolma 20, Tenzing Dolma 25 from Gangtok (Sikkim), Tenzin Pema 19 from Dehradun, Tsering Yangzom 20 from Karnataka and Tenzin Dolma 21 from Dharamshala. ...

Miss Tibet Pageant struggles for acceptance | Hindustan Times
Having witnessed flip flops in the past, the crisis for the much-hyped Miss Tibet seems to be far from over, as the pageant continues to struggle against the traditional Tibetan society. ...

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.

Images of Miss Tibet | Google Images

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