18-year old Sonam Choedon crowned Miss Tibet 2008

Miss Tibet 2007 Tenzin Dolma passed her crown to 18-year old Sonam Choedon from Lithang, eastern Tibet after going through four rounds of competitions namely Evening Gown, Talent, Traditional Costume, and Interview at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA).

The winners were judged by Dr Rashmi Ramoul, a lecturer at the Government College for Teachers’ Education and Natasha Mendes, a belly-dance teacher from Brasil, elected the winner.

She won over the only other participant 22-year old Jamyang Chentso from Bir, Himachal Pradesh.

Having hobbies like dancing and reading, Sonam came into exile in India on December 2007. Miss Tibet was presented 100,000 rupees and the runner-up with 50,000 rupees.

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