mandag 12. juni 2017

Miss Tibet wins crown for most controversial beauty pageant

This is no ordinary beauty contest. There are virtually no sponsors, judges are hard to find -- and so are the participants. Moreover, it is embroiled in a hefty dose of controversy. Welcome to Miss Tibet. The 15th edition of the beauty pageant for exiled Tibetan women wrapped up on Sunday in the small town of Dharamsala in northwestern India -- home to the Dalai Lama and the headquarters of Tibetan government-in-exile. This year the contest saw a record number of nine participants. None of the contestants have ever been to Tibet and are part of India's 100,000-strong Tibetan community that was established 1960 after the Dalai Lama fled across the border.

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