The first Miss Himalaya Global will be held in New York City in July 2019 (date is tentative). It will be produced by Lobsang Wangyal Productions in partnership with an events producer in New York. The company will be announced shortly.
There is a vibrant Himalayan community in the US, particularly in New York City. We decided to extend the Miss Himalaya Pageant and created Miss Himalaya Global to include young Himalayan women in all parts of the world. This new Pageant is a platform for them to shine, as well as a way to bring the worldwide Himalayan community together.
The application will be online from January through May 2019. The winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up receive cash prizes. The criteria for entering the Miss Himalaya Global Pageant are here, and the terms and conditions are here.
The first Miss Himalaya Pageant was proudly inaugurated in McLeod Ganj (Dharamshala), India, in October 2012 by Lobsang Wangyal Productions, and has continued yearly since. The event is aimed at empowering young women from the entire Himalayan region, promoting its culture, preserving its environment, and fostering friendship among the Himalayan people.
The Miss Himalaya Pageant and Miss Himalaya Global bring onto one stage women from the entire Himalayan region, from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) spreads throughout 10 states: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, as well as the hill regions of two states: Assam and West Bengal. Young women from Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet are also welcome to participate in the Pageant.
The idea of Miss Himalaya was conceived by Lobsang Wangyal in 2010, and work for the event started soon after. The domain ‘misshimalaya.com’ was registered in February 2010, and the event was publicly announced in June 2011.
Lobsang Wangyal has been producing events and websites since 2000. His productions focus on media, web, art, sport, and entertainment. His biggest production was the Tibetan Olympics in 2008. However, the most popular is the annual Miss Tibet Pageant. He has been successfully running the Miss Tibet Pageant since 2002. The pageant has been receiving international coverage every year. Some of the “Miss Tibets” have participated in international pageants in various countries.
With a solid background in events production, Lobsang Wangyal will continue to deliver high-quality Miss Himalaya Pageants in collaboration with his partners and supporters.