Like last year, event organizer Eplanet Nepal is organizing four beauty contests this year too. The contests will be held in four consecutive weeks. On January 4, the initial selection of the finalists of the contest was done.
According to the organizer, total applicants for each contest were:
- 47 applicants for Miss Teen Universe Nepal
- 53 applicants for Miss International Nepal
- 53 applicants for Mrs Nepal Universe
- 103 applicants Little Miss Universe Nepal
The initial selection screened-out more than half of the applicants. The contest requires the winners to participate in social work and it also requires the applicants to fulfill international requirements. The screening was done based on the international requirements and the applicant’s interest in social work.
The second round of audition and selection is going to be held on Magh 16. Initial selection will select 16 contestants in each of the contests. Out of the 16 contestants, 5 seats are set aside for the contestants from locations out of Kathmandu. The beauty contest winners of Chitwan, Birgunj, Pokhara, Lumbini, Biratnagar, Dharan, Jhapa, Hetauda, Dhangadi and Nepalgunj will also be participating in the contests.
Previous winners of the beauty contests were also present in the initial screening of the contests.