Miss Nepal 1998 controversy, and Newar Miss Nepal (History of Miss Nepal)

The contestant number 9, Jyoti Pradhan was crowned Miss Nepal 1998. But, Jyoti was stripped off of her crowned when she didn’t return back home after participating in an international contest.

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The official Miss Nepal 1998 is the contestant number 4, Niru Shrestha. Niru was originally the first runner up. There is no official first runner up. The second runner up is Sreejana KC. Prabha Amatya and Kristi Shrestha were the third and the fourth runner ups respectively.

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Niru Shrestha later pursued career as a pilot. Niru is the only Miss Nepal in that field. Until 1998, no official Miss Nepal was of Newar ethnicity (when Miss Nepal World 1997 is not considered Miss Nepal).

Newar Miss Nepal

The year 1998 marks the start of the crowning of Miss Nepal of Newar ethnicity. It was not only the dethroned Miss Nepal, Jyoti Pradhan was Newar, the Miss Nepal 1998 Niru Shrestha, is also a Newar. After that, more than half of all the Miss Nepal were of Newar ethnicity. The following two lists compare the Miss Nepal of Newar ethnicity.

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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.

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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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