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Dalai Lama Says If There's a Female Successor, She Must Be Attractive

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Rajini Vaidyanathan, the South Asia Correspondent for BBC News, recently sat down with the Dalai Lama for a comprehensive interview. She spoke with the Buddhist spiritual leader about a range of topics, from the current political climate in the United States to the European Union to the Chinese government.

And the Dalai Lama gave several surprising answers throughout the interview. But perhaps the most surprising thing he said — and certainly the one people are talking about the most — is that while he's not opposed to a female Dalai Lama succeeding him, she must be "very attractive."

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