Call centre executive and part-time model, 21-year-old Tenzin Dolma on Sunday was crowned Miss Tibet 2007 in Dharamsala at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPS).
Miss Tibet 2006 Tsering Chungtak crowned Tenzin Dolma amid a cheering crowd that included foreigners, Tibetans and locals.
Tsering Yangzom, a 20-year-old from Karnataka was declared the first runner-up and also won the Miss Photogenic award, which was presented to her by Lobsang Wangyal, the director producer of the pageant.
Tenzin after her victory said: "Miss Tibet can use the title for letting others know about the Tibetan cause at the international level. She can bring it to the notice of the common masses through media around the world. This way, Tibetans can receive more supporters for their cause for freedom in Tibet."
"I dream that someday Tibetans will live in a free Tibet, where they will have an independent life as far as religion, tradition and freedom is concerned."
"I will consider myself very lucky if I can contribute for the just cause of the Tibetan people if any," she said.