Dalai Lama shocks followers by saying a woman successor would only be useful if she were ‘very attractive’

dalai lamaThe Tibetan spiritual leader, a self-declared feminist, stunned a BBC interviewer by saying that any female successor — or reincarnation — would be unsuitable if she was ugly.

“That female must be attractive, otherwise it is not much use,” he said.

…he had told a French reporter that a female Dalai Lama would be a good thing, as she would have “bio-logically more potential to show affection and compassion”.

He then leant forward to Myrie with a smile and added: “Then I told that reporter, ’If it is a female, the face should be very attractive.’”