Tuesday, October 17, 2006
This is one of the contestants for Ms. Tibet.
Metok Lhanzey, 20, walks during the 'swimwear round' of Miss Tibet open to the public for the first time this year in Dharamsala, in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, October 13, 2006. Three years ago, at the tender age of 17, Lhanzey sat in solitary confinement in a pitch dark, filthy and horribly cramped Chinese prison cell in the Tibetan capital Lhasa. This weekend, the nervous 20-year-old is dreaming about being crowned Miss Tibet in a small but controversial beauty pageant held by Tibetan refugees in northern India. Photo taken October 13, 2006. (Stringer/Reuters)
Posted by Wayne Nix at 12:27 PM