Asiatica Association

Miss Tibet 2009

8 jun 2009

Tenzin Choezom from Dharamsala, the Indian town base of Tibet’s government in exile, has been crowned Miss Tibet 2009 at the beauty pageant Spice India Splendour.

The Dalai Lama has modernized the political Tibetan government introducing the elections; however, I don’t think that this kind of modernization, the beauty pageant, is a Western value, which will help preserve the endangered culture of Tibet.

The only good news is that the new Miss Tibet has won not only the right to wear the crown for one year, but also a scholarship cheque of 100,000 rupees (equivalent to some 2,105 USD).