Tsering Chungtak


Age: 31

Tibetan beauty queen who represented Tibet in the 2006 edition of the environmentally-oriented beauty pageant Miss Earth and was the first Tibetan woman to participate in any major international beauty contest, but who had made more headlines in December 2007 when she withdrew her participation in the Miss Tourism contest held in Malaysia after organizers reacted to the pressure from the Chinese government and asked her to add "China" to her "Miss Tibet" title by wearing a sash labeled "Miss Tibet-China", and who is currently pursuing her PhD degree in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India while she was working as a research scholar with Ayur Gyan Nyas, an organization creating curriculum on secular ethnics for students from class one to twelve.

Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Born: December 25, 1984

Died: July 21, 2016

Delhi, India