Contestant Swattee Thakur placing her forehead on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's throne at the Temple.

Contestant Swattee Thakur placing her forehead on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's throne at the Temple, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

Priyanka Verma poses during the Pageant's official photo shoot, with girls in the background.

Priyanka Verma poses during the Pageant's official photo shoot, with girls in the background, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

Pageant contestants pose with the memorial for the deceased Tibetans as a result of the Chinese occupation.

Pageant contestants pose with the memorial for the deceased Tibetans as a result of the Chinese occupation, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

The contestants pose in the Tibetan Parliament in Exile chambers.

The contestants pose in the Tibetan Parliament in Exile chambers, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

People watch contestants as they walk by on Temple Road.

People watch contestants as they walk by on Temple Road, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

A tourist joins in the press conference photo shoot.

A tourist joins in the press conference photo shoot, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

Pageant Director Lobsang Wangyal on stage at TIPA during rehearsal.

Pageant Director Lobsang Wangyal on stage at TIPA during rehearsal, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

A young Tibetan boy crashes rehearsals.

A young Tibetan boy crashes rehearsals, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

A young Tibetan girl also crashes rehearsals.

A young Tibetan girl also crashes rehearsals, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

Contestants on stage with Pageant Director during rehearsal.

Contestants on stage with Pageant Director during rehearsal, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

Contestants checking out their wardrobe for Talent competition.

Contestants checking out their wardrobe for Talent competition, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo

Director talking with contestant Priyanka Verma during rehearsal.

Director talking with contestant Priyanka Verma during rehearsal, on 3 October 2015 MHP/Kunzang Palmo