Twenty-year old Tibetan crowned 'Miss Tibet 2009'

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Dharamsala, June 8 (ANI): Tibetan beauties walked the ramp on the final round of the 'Miss Tibet 2009' beauty pageant in Dharamsala. Twenty years old, Tenzin Choezom from Dharamsala, was announced winner of the beauty pageant.

On the last day, contestants were judged in four rounds including introduction, evening gown, traditional costume and question round.

Hundreds of Tibetans assembled at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts to witness the contest and encourage the participants.

All the participants showcased their talent at the pageant and finally the judges announced Tenzin as the winner.

She was crowned at the end of the contest and was awarded the prize money of One lakh rupees.

"I would like to tell all Tibetan youngsters that please come on the stage and show your talent, wit and beauty, especially Tibetan girls because they are always hiding their talents," said Tenzin.

Eighteen-year-old, Ngawang Choying from Darjeeling became the first runner-up and was presented with 50,000 rupees and twenty-four-year-old Dolkar from Dehradun became the second runner-up and was awarded with 25,000 rupees.

The eighth edition of Miss Tibet-2009 beauty pageant began here on Friday, with just four participants. According to the director of the event, initially there were seven applicants but later on three withdrew due to personal reasons.

Dolkar, Ngawang Choying, Tenzin Choezom and Yeshi Lhamo from Bir in Himachal Pradesh were the four participants.

The three-day contest began with the swimsuit round on the first day followed by other intellectual and allied rounds.

On the second day participants were seen espousing the Tibetan cause in their talk round followed by a talent round. (ANI)

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