Miss Nepal 2014 contestants go offline in Closed Camp for the finale

On the day 39, the contestants of Miss Nepal 2014 went offline as they approach the grand finale. In the closed camp being held in Hotel Radisson phone, internet and personal visits are off-limits.

Before heading to the Closed Camp, one of the contestants, Sonie Rajbhandari said, “As I pack my bags and embrace the adventures that lie ahead of me, I cannot help but thank each and everyone of you who has stood strong beside me in this journey.”

sonie rajbhandari before closed camp miss nepal 2014

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Rekha Thapa, Hawa Model of the month April

Actress Rekha Thapa is known more for her acting skills and the controversies she goes through. She has also done some modeling so, we can safely call her a model.

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Photo – A latest (April, 2014) modeling photo of Rekha by Sanjay Rauniyar

More details on Rekha can be obtained from RekhaThapa.net. xNepali has a big list of news and movies of Rekha Thapa. Nepaliactress.com also a collection of news and photos of the actress.

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Miss Nepal contestants wore swimming suits

We don’t have any swimsuit rounds in Miss Nepal beauty contest. Even without swimsuit rounds, our feminist groups create enough problems to going as far as canceling one of the contests. So, we don’t expect swimsuit round to be introduced in the beauty contest. But this time, the contestants wore swimming suits – to participated in a swimming training session.

miss nepal contestant swimming training (3)

The swimming training session was held at Jasmine Fitness and Spa, UWTC, Tripureswor to help the contestants learn how to swim. The contestants didn’t pose in their swimsuits and all the photos of the contestant available show only the faces.

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Pawankali, Mampi Ghosh cat walked in New York

The popular TV host, Mampi Ghosh established herself as a village girl called Pawankali in the television talk show, ‘Pawankali’. After relocating herself to the USA, the Pawankali is no longer seen in the television. She however does occasional fashion catwalk in the USA.

pawankali fashion - mampi ghosh fashion

A student of Law in the USA, Mampi says, “I am always headed towards my goal, whether I am in Nepal or a foreign country.”

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Miss Nepal controversies, history of Miss Nepal beauty contest

April 7, 2015 UPDATE – The Miss Nepal Erath 2015 crown was taken away from Prinsha Shrestha and handed over to the second runner up, Sonie Rajbhandari.

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This year’s Miss Nepal, Miss Nepal 2014, is going to be held on May 2, 2014. There is a good deal of speculation on who will be the next Miss Nepal and people are eagerly waiting for the event.

We at xNepali are also full of Miss Nepal and here we have compiled some of the scandals in the history of Miss Nepal.

Crown stripped off

Miss Nepal 1998 winner, Jyoti Pradhan, lost her crown when she didn’t return back after representing Nepal in the Miss World 1998 contest held in Seychelles.

Rumors has it that the 5 feet 8 inches tall dusky beauty from Kathmandu moved to the US with her boyfriend. Miss Nepal organizer Hidden Treasure accused Jyoti of failing to fulfill the duty of a Miss Nepal and awarded the Miss Nepal crown to the first runner up, Niru Shrestha. Nothing much is known about Jyoti Pradhan these days.

Niru Shrestha is the official Miss Nepal 1998.

miss nepal 1998 jyoti pradhan niru shrestha

Booing … unexpected winners

There are always heartbreaks and dissatisfactions. There were a couple of instances when the majority of the audience wasn’t happy on the selection of the winners.

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Pranayana KC, Miss Nepal 2014 contestant

Resident of Godawari, Lalitpur, Pranayana KC had come from Australia to participated in Miss Nepal. The 25-years-old beauty is a Masters student in human rights from Australia. Pranayana had actually came to Nepal to write thesis on human right in Nepal. While in Nepal, Pranayana applied and got entry in the beauty contest. Pranayana is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.


Pranayana likes dancing, music. In her free time, she watches videos in YouTube. Pranayana had also participated in Miss Nepal 2008. The contest however couldn’t be held because of political condition of the time.

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Richa Bhattarai, Miss Nepal 2014 contestant

One of the 19 contestants of Miss Nepal 2014, Richa Bhattarai is a student of law. 5 feet and 6.5 inches tall Richa is 21-years-old and weighs 55 kg.

richa bhattarai in miss nepal 2014

Risha says that she is a beauty with brain. A student of LLB fourth year, Richa plans to work in the field of social work helping women and children.

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Ranjita Bhetwal, Miss Nepal 2014 contestant

Miss Nepal 2014 contestant Ranjita Bhetwal comes from Jhapa, Birtamod. Ranjita has been living in Kathmandu for the last six years.

ranjita bhetwal

It’s the first time the 22-years-old beauty has participated in any beauty contest. A student of Charter Accountancy, Ranjita loves dancing. She also like to surf internet and read books.

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Sonie Rajbhandari, Miss Nepal 2014 contestant

UPDATE : Sonie has become the Miss International Nepal after winning the second runner up title at Miss Nepal 2014 contest.

The contestant number 16, Sonie Rajbhandari comes from Majhbar, Pokhara. The 23 years old beauty has recently completed BBA. In her free time Sonie reads fashion blogs.

Sonie Rajbhandari (25)

Sonie is also interested in social work. In future, she wants to become a successful entrepreneur.

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Grishma Basnet, Miss Nepal 2014 contestant

The contestant number 9 in the Miss Nepal 2014 beauty contest, Grishma Basnet is 19 years old. 5 feet and 5 inches tall Grishma is a bachelor first year student. Originally from Morang, Grishma currently lives in Kathamndu.

Grishma Basnet

Grishma was the winner of Miss ECollege 2012 beauty contest. Grishma had wanted to participate in Miss Nepal contest.

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