Lone participant declared winner of Miss Tibet 2013

Feb 13, 2013, 07:30 IST | Agencies

The Karnataka capital is set for a unique beauty pageant today but the would-be winner of the Miss Tibet 2013 competition is a bit unhappy about wearing the crown � she was the lone contestant.

The US resident, would get the crown, a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and the right to represent Tibet in international beauty pageants, said the organisers, adding that the coronation ceremony would be brief, lasting just around 45 minutes.

Change of guard: Miss Tibet 2011 Tenzin Yangkyi would crown the new winner. The pageant was not held last year due to unrest in Tibet. File pic

“We are proud and happy to announce that there will be a new Miss Tibet this year. We received only one application to be Miss Tibet by the Jan 15 deadline,” said Lobsang Wangyal, pageant’s producer-director.

Though only one had come forward to contest, he said, “Holding to the aims and objectives of the Miss Tibet pageant, it has been decided to crown the applicant. We deemed it important to respect her feelings and aspirations,” he said.

Wangyal did not give any details about the lone applicant, except that she “is from the US and she has already reached India for the ceremony”.

“She was excited about the pageant, but after she was informed that there were no other applications she replied: “That is quite sad there won’t be a competition. I was looking forward to a fun competition.”

Outgoing Miss Tibet Tenzin Yangkyi would crown the new Miss Tibet. 

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