Interacting with media on Monday, Yangki said, "I had worked as a sales executive in FMCG sector for two years in Zurich. It feels very painful to live a life of exile and this is the right platform through which we can represent our Tibet. I came here from Switzerland to encourage the Tibetan youth to participate in such events held under the banner of our country, which help minimize the pain of exiled life."
"My father was born in Canada and mother in Sikkim in a refugee camp. We find it difficult to meet our people to share life and interact with them in Tibetan language. These types of events give us a feel of oneness," she said.
Yangki's father is an accountant at the airport in Zurich and mother is a housewife while her elder sister works as a teacher of belly dancing and Yangki was working in sales for the last two years, for their livelihood. "I had always dreamed to represent my country before the world. I wanted to participate in Miss Tibet contest at the age of 16 years, but my mother refused to allow me, because I was too young at that time" she said.
Expressing her feelings on becoming Miss Tibet, she said she was feeling more confident now. "I am proud to be a Tibetan and my struggle has not ended after becoming Miss Tibet. It has only started now," she said.