No Miss Tibet Pageant 2022
PORTLAND, Oregon, 8 August 2022
There will be no Miss Tibet Pageant 2022, as there was only one applicant for this year by the 15 June deadline. The sole applicant was from Delhi. She has been advised to participate in the next edition of the Pageant.
The Pageant was to be held in New York City in September/October. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Pageant was not held. The last one was held in New York City in December 2018 with just one entrant. In 2019 there wasn't any applicant. The Coronavirus pandemic hampered the 2020 and 2021 Pageants.
Our fundraising drive also wasn't up to our expectations. We called for sponsors, but none came forward. The online crowdfunding raised $1,213 US, at the time of making this announcement. We have decided to give this money to Pasang Dolma from McLeod Ganj, India, who is going through a financial crisis. She's a single mother of two daughters — eight and two. The pandemic flattened her garments and café businesses. She has helped the Miss Tibet Pageant as the chaperone for many years in the past. The crowdfunding page will remain open for two more weeks, if anybody would like to make any additional contributions to help Pasang.
We are hoping to receive many entrants for the next edition of the Pageant.