Subeksha Khadka left for Japan to participate in Miss International 2012

Subeksha Khadka left today (on Sept. 30, 2012) to participate in Miss International 2012, being held in Okinawa, Japan.

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Miss International Beauty Pageant) is an annual international beauty pageant being held since 1960. The contestants participating in the beauty pageant are expected to serve as "Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty", showing tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and, most importantly, a great international sensibility. Subeksha Khadka was selected to represent Nepal in Miss International in the Miss Nepal 2012 beauty contest held earlier this year.

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Doctors to catwalk with Miss Nepal in Dharan Fashion Show

After a long time, Dharan Fashion Show is starting again. It was in 1997, the first fashion show was organized as ‘Summer-97’. After that, the fashion festival  continued for the next 5-6 years until the people’s war by Maoist reached the peak and disrupted fashion and beauty events.


After almost a decade of pause, the fashion show is restarting in Dharan on Ashoj 27 in Nirbana Country Club. The show named ‘Sigrams Royal Stag Fashion Trends – 2012’ will feature creations of a popular fashion designer Uttam Banepali. Various themes on the fashion show include Traditional, Touch of Nepal, Cocktail Wear, Party Gown. Casual Kurta, Formal Kurta, Traditional Saree.

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R.I.P. Ruja Shakya, air hostess of ill-fated Sita Air aircraft

Ruja Shakya was one of the killed in the ill fated aircraft that met with an accident today. The plane crash killed all 19 on-board including the air hostess, Riju. Riju Shakya had previously participated in the Miss Kavre beauty contest and almost won it. Although she couldn’t win the first place, she was successful in being the Miss Kavre runner-up.


Ruja had always wanted to be an air hostess and started her job after finishing air hostess training in March this year. After starting the work as an airhostess, she had promised her parents free mountain flights from complementary tickets she could get as an employee of the airline. But, she met with the crash before she could fulfill her promise.

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The Himalayan Times TGIF Nepal Fashion Week 2011

This is last year’s highlights of The Himalayan Times TGIF Nepal Fashion Week’11.

Selected models of the last year’s Himalayan Times TGIF Nepal Fashion Week were:

  • Rashmita Maharjan
  • Aastha Pokharel
  • Asmi Shrestha
  • Kritika Thapa
  • Meera Karki
  • Prina Maharjan
  • Oshima Banu


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Malvika Subba in Classic Diamond Fashion Show

Malvika Subba hosted the Timeless Paragon Jewelry Fashion Show in Kathmandu on September 22, 2012. In the event, 9 professional models from Nepal, 8 international female models from India and 4 male and three winner models from the Face of the Classic Diamond model hunt contest held last month in Yak & Yeti Hotel.

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The winners of Face of Classic Diamond Oshima Banu and the first and second runner-ups Prina Maharjan and Astha Pokhrel had participated in the fashion show.

The host, Malvika Subba says, "This is my second year hosting this fashion show, and it’s always an amazing experience."

The outfits featured by Malvika in the photos are designed by Vivek Upadhya from Beatification Boutique , Durbarmarg, and jewelry by Classic.

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Miss Ecollege talent show held

The talent show of the third Miss Ecollege 2012 beauty contest was held in Kathmandu. The contest is being organized by Season Media and the theme of this year’s contest is ‘Women Personality Education and Beauty’.


The talent show program was held in Marco Polo Business Hotel, Hattisar, Kathmandu. In the show, 20 contestants showcased their talents. The judges of the contest were dance director Anup Dangol, journalist Dabbu Chhetri, RJ Sahara Pradhan and Dipak Limbu.

In the program Divya Bhandari, Sushila Lama, Prakriti Shrestha, Grishma Basnet, Sharmila Thapa, Saraswati Dawadi, Diki Bista, Priti Lama, Ashmita Tiwari, Ranju Chapagain, Saru Basnet, and Saira Kumal danced in different Nepali songs.

Similarly, Sharmala Thapa and Mingma Sherpa talked about Miss Ecollege and women empowerment respectively. Susana Lama, Priya Gadal, and Kunchang Tamang sang songs and Janjina Shrestha presented music in the program.

The Miss Ecollege beauty contest is scheduled to be held on Ashoj 19 (October 5, 2012) in Rastirya Naachghar, Jamal, Kathmandu. The winner of the contest will win a scooter and a scholarship of an amount equivalent to Rs. 2 lakh.

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Vidya Gurung is Miss Dang 2012

A beauty contest held to select the first Miss Dang in Ghorahi, Dang last week. In the contest, 20-year-old beauty, Vidya Gurung, was selected this year’s Miss Dang 2012. Vidya was selected from the 18 finalists in the contest.


The first runner-up of Miss Dang 2012 was Kalpana Budhamagar and the second runner-up was awarded to Samikshya Khanal. The winner of the contest, Vidya, received a cash prize of Rs. 15,000. The runner ups received cash prizes of Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively.

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Miss Limbu 2012 – Nilima Maden in news clips

Here are some of the news clips featuring the first Miss Limbu 2012 contest held on 21 Sept, 2012. Clip from The Himalayan Times daily published on September 23, 2012:


The news cover in Kantipur daily (in Nepali) on Friday:

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Miss UK Nepal 2010, 2011 and 2012 (photo)

Miss UK Nepal beauty contest started in 2010 and there are three beauties selected to represent Nepal in UK. In the following photo all the three Miss UK Nepal winners are photographed together.

On the left is Miss UK Nepal 2010, Nabina Gurung, in the middle Miss UK Nepal 2011, Gaumaya Gurung and on the right Miss UK Nepal 2012, Durga Gurung. (photo credit – Shanti Gurung)


In the history of Miss UK Nepal beauty contests, all the three winners had been Gurung.
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