Tenzin Norzon, the 23-year-old Varanasi girl was crowned Miss Tibet 2010 at the event organized at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA).
Norzon received a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000.
Four Tibetan eves vied for the title of Miss Tibet 2010, as the Tibetan beauties put their best foot forward at the grand finale of the contest held here on Sunday.
Norzon was extremely happy and excited after winning the crown and said that she wanted to do something for Tibet and Tibetans-in-exile.
“It’’s a wonderful opportunity I got. I will step forward and will do something. I feel great with Tibetans and as a Tibetan, means I performed as a contestant in front of all. I feel good that I won,” said Norzon.
Nineteen-year-old Yangchen Metok, who came from Tibet to India in 2008, was the first runner-up while 25-year-old Rinchen Choden, a hair stylist based in Bangalore won the second runner-up’’s title.
The titles were awarded after conducting question-and-answer rounds as well as and tests of performing arts where the participants showed off their skills in singing or dancing.
The Director of the event, Lobsang Wangyal, was happy with the successful grand finale of the pageant.
“It was a huge success. It was unbelievable. I am feeling so much excited and emotional at the same time because there were so many people supporting this pageant and although we are in the ninth year, we have only four contestants. Nevertheless, the public is with us and I am so happy,” said Wangyal.
The UB Group’’s Kingfisher brand sponsored this year’’s contest.