In the grand finale of Miss Nepal 2017, the crown was awarded to Nikita Chandak from Morang. Nikita, a professional model and a fashion student, was considered one of the most deserving contestant of the beauty contest. Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi Shrestha had crowned Nikita in the event held in Hotel Annapurna venue on June 2, 2017.
The outgoing Miss Nepal – Asmi Shrestha gave a heart touching farewell speech before crowning the new Miss Nepal. (Read the full speech in xnepali)
Miss Nepal 2017 has 19 contestants. They have a variety of backgrounds ranging from engineering, business, science and design. (professions of Miss Nepal contestants)
Watch a video introduction of each of the contestants.
The 19 contestants are:
The Miss Nepal 2008 contest was canceled at the last minute.
The contestants of Miss Nepal 2008 completed the training and on the last day of the finale, the event was canceled. The Maoist parliamentarians and the organization they were affiliated with were threatening to do harm if the contest went through despite of their protest. The party was the ruling party and the risk was not worth taking for the organizer.
Some of the contestants later participated in the 2009 edition of the contest. The Miss Nepal 2009, Zenisha Moktan, was one of the contestants of 2008. Miss Nepal Earth 2009, Sahana Bajracharya was also one of the contestants of 2008.
Name – Priyanka Adhikari
Address – Kathmandu
Age – 22 years
Height – 5’4″
Education – Undergraduate
Alisha Rai has won the Miss Rai 2017 crown in an event held in Kathmandu by Kirat RAi Maulik Kali Sanskriti Kendra. After winning the title, Alisha was awarded with the crown, trophy, and Yamaha Facino scooter. In addition to the crown, Alisha also won the Best Friendship sub title in the contest.
With Alisha Rai, there were 12 contestants in the contest trying to win the crown. Ishara Rai won the first runner up crown and Asmita Rai won the second runner up title. The third runner up was Roji Rai.
The winner of Miss Chitwan 2017, Suman Gurung, is going to get the direct entry into Miss Nepal 2017 to be held a while later. The application of Miss Nepal 2017 has already been called and the deadline is April 13, 2017. The last Miss Chitwan – Miss Chitwan 2013, Sitoshma Ban, got direct entry in Miss Nepal 2014 and also won a sub title. (Read the Contestant Profile of Sitoshma Ban and the full report on Miss Chitwan 2013)
The beauty contest Miss Chitwan, held on March 24, 2017 was the third edition of the contest. After winning the Miss Chitwan title, Suman Gurung was crowned by the current Miss Nepal Asmee Shrestha. If she could win the Miss Nepal title, Asmee would be the person who will crown her again in the Miss Nepal contest.
The runner ups in the contest were:
- 1st runner up – Manisha Bhattarai
- 2nd runner up – Suvekshya Sharma
- 3rd runner up – Sujita Neupane
- 4th runner up – Urusha Adhikari
(Read all about the winners in xnepali and the full list of the winners of the sub-titles.)
The application for Miss Nepal 2017 is open.
The application for Miss Nepal 2017 is open now. The eligible Nepali girls can apply for the most prestigious beauty contest in Nepal.
In the beauty contest held among Tamang girls, a resident of Kathmandu, Pinki Ghising has won the title of the 2017 edition. In the beauty contest held in Nepal Pragya Pratisthan on February 4, 2017, Pinki was awarded Rs. 100,000 in cash prize. Pinki was crowned by the ex-Miss Tamang Urmila Lama Yonjan. After winning the title, Pinki was also appointed the brand ambassador of Civil Group.
The first runner up of the contest was Nawang Moktan of Kathmandu. Nawang was awarded Rs. 50,000 in cash prize. The second runner up was Rita Thing of Dhading. Rita was awarded Rs. 25,000 in cash prizes.
The beauty contest among Newar girls, held on February 8, 2017 in Kathmandu had 28 beauties competing to win the 12th Miss Newa crown. In the contest held in Kathmandu participants from all over Nepal had competed for the crown.
In the finale, Ishu Shrestha won the silver crown and Rs. 30,000 in cash prize. The first runner up of the contest was Ojashwi Shrestha and the second runner up was Shristi Khadki. Ojashwi won Rs. 20,000 in cash prize and Shristi won Rs. 15,000 in prize.
Miss Nepal 2016 Asmee Shrestha has gone to the USA to represent Nepal in the Miss World beauty contest. Asmee left Nepal to Washington DC on Friady, November 25, 2016. On leaving Nepal, Asmee told that she will do her best to bring home the crown.
The 66th edition of the Miss World 2016 contest is going to be held on December 18, 2016. In the Miss World 2013, Miss Nepal Ishani Shrestha had won Beauty of Purpose title. That was the most Nepali contestant have ever achieved in the international contest. For this year’s Beauty with purpose title, Asmee had worked in children and education.
A beautiful vegetable vendor in Gorkha was photographer by a random guy and shared in Facebook. If he were in Europe or America, he would have been sued but, Nepal is a different world. The photo of the 18-years-old girl went viral before Kusum Shrestha even knew about it. She became an overnight celebrity.
Now, she is debuting as a model and an actress in Nepali film industry. Video reports :
Kusum Shrestha’s interview in Nepal Television and Kantipur TV:
Who is Tarkariwali – Kusum Shrestha and her film offer: