In a major shift in paradigm for Bhutan, which is generally considered as a traditional and conservative country, will send a lesbian to the Miss Universe 2022 pageant. 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. Tashi Choden was born in Nagaland to a Bhutanese mother and a Tibetan Khampa father. She was raised in Nagaland till the age of three. While, her mother – Kinley Wangmo – hailed from Shaa region in Bhutan, Tashi’s father – Chombal was a Tibetan Khampa businessman from Nagaland.