Bhutan’s First Queer Beauty Queen to represent the country at Miss Universe 2022


Bhutan got its first-ever queer beauty queen and that too during Pride Month. The 23-year-old Tashi Choden Chombal was crowned Miss Bhutan 2022 and is now all set to represent the country at Miss Universe 2022. Choden is confident and proud of her sexual orientation. Speaking to The Bhutanese, Choden revealed that she came out as a bisexual person initially on Facebook. “As I did more research and reading, I realized that I am actually a woman comfortable in my body and attracted to other women,” said Tashi.

In an Instagram post shared on Valentine’s Day, Choden is seen kissing her partner, Nyima S Dorji, with the stunning snowfall in the background. The caption accompanying the post read, “My forever valentine. The person who brings out the joy in me. Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant to love you.”