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Miss Universe 2022: Bhutan Makes History with First-Ever Contestant

It's a momentous occasion for Bhutan as the small Himalayan nation makes its debut at the Miss Universe pageant on January 14, 2023. Representing Bhutan is none other than the stunning Tashi Choden, who was crowned Miss Bhutan on June 4, 2022 at the third edition of the pageant. With a decade-long gap since the last event, Tashi is honored to be the first-ever Bhutanese delegate to compete in Miss Universe.


Source : Int: tashi chombal dorji


But Tashi isn't just a pretty face. The 24-year-old is also smart, confident, and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. Born to a Bhutanese mother and a Tibetan father, Tashi was raised in Nagaland, India, until the age of three. Tragedy struck when she lost her father at just four-years old and her mother a decade later at 14. But Tashi didn't let this stop her from pursuing her dreams.


Before being crowned Miss Bhutan, Tashi was already making a name for herself as a model and actress. She discovered Project Bhutan, a Bhutanese modelling agency based in Thimphu, and began participating in performances and pageants both in and outside of Bhutan at the age of 15. Her acting career has also taken off with films like Singye and Nyingtob.



For Tashi, competing in beauty pageants is a journey of self-discovery that has helped her grow into a strong and motivated young woman. She sees Miss Universe as an opportunity to represent her country on a global stage, speak for young people, and promote important issues like LGBTQ+ rights. Tashi embodies the dynamism of Bhutan's youth in the 21st century and we can't wait to see what she brings to the Miss Universe stage.



"Miss Bhutan Takes the Miss Universe Stage: An Interview with Tashi Choden"

source: IANS.


Tashi Choden is making history as the first-ever Bhutanese delegate to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. As we gear up for the competition on January 14, 2023, we caught up with Tashi to learn more about her journey, what she hopes to achieve, and what makes her the perfect representative for Bhutan.


Q: Tashi, you were crowned Miss Bhutan on June 4, 2022. How does it feel to be representing your country at Miss Universe?


A: It's an absolute honor to represent Bhutan at Miss Universe. This is a huge opportunity for me to learn from my fellow delegates and represent my country on a global stage. I'm excited to show the world what Bhutan has to offer and to be a part of such a prestigious event.



Q: You've had a successful career as a model and actress before competing in Miss Bhutan. How has that experience prepared you for Miss Universe?


A: My experience as a model and actress has definitely helped me in my journey to Miss Universe. It's allowed me to develop my confidence and public speaking skills, which will be crucial on the Miss Universe stage. Additionally, participating in other pageants and performances has helped me to understand the competition and how to prepare for it.


Q: What are some of the issues you hope to raise awareness about during your time at Miss Universe?

A: I hope to raise awareness about issues that are important to me, such as the rights of LGBTQ+ people. I also want to highlight Bhutan's beautiful land and culture and advocate for the preservation of our environment. I believe that Miss Universe is a great platform to help share the voice of my country and promote.

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