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.
In the audition held in Kathmandu on January 9, 2016, twenty-five contestants were selected to compete in the Miss Newa 2016 contest. The contest being held for a decade is targeted to the young girls of Newari community. The contest held by Nepalese Fashion Home has been going on for a decade and this year’s Miss Newa contest is the 11th version of Miss Newa.
At the audition, the judges were Bhairaja Tuladhar, Alisha Bajracharya (Miss Newa 2014), Rojin Shakya, Laxman Dangol, Jibeshowor Lal Shrestha and Sushma Mahara.
It is actually Miss Newa Pokhara 1135, after the Newa calendar. The 2015 edition of Miss Newa Pokhara is scheduled for Chaitra 7, 2071. there are 17 contestants running for the crown.
The winner of Miss Newa Pokhara 1135 will get a cash prize of Rs. 40,000. The first runner up will receive Rs. 25,000 and the second runner up will receive Rs. 15,000. In addition to cash prize, the winners will also receive gift hampers.
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The beauty contest among Newar girls, Miss Newa has turned 10 years old. The application for the 10th edition of Miss Newa is open and will close by the end of this week.
Application is open to the Newar origin young girls to participate in the contest. The participants in the contest will be trained in language, culture and tradition of Newari language. Nepalese Fashion Home is organizing the contest.
Note: This post was written a month earlier (On January 16) but failed to be published on that date for some technical problem. Sorry for the delay.
This year’s Miss Newa is Alisha Bajracharya. In the Miss Newa 1134 finale, held on January 15, 2014 at Nepal Academy, Kathmandu declared Alisha the new Miss Newa.
After winning the title, 21-years-old Alisha won Rs. 25,000 cash prize. She also became the Environment Ambassador of Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the Goodwill Ambassador of Cancer Relief Fund. In addition, she has also become the Social Ambassador of Nepalese Fashion Home.
The Miss Newa 2013 (Miss Newa 1133) winner Sudina Shrestha and the Kid Queen Nepal Sharmila Hamal distributed clothes to 56 students in Manakamana Primary school in Pharping.
Although located in a short distance from the capital, the students in the school has been very bad. The beauty queens and singer Nirnaya Shrestha had also distributed stationary including notebooks, pens and other study materials.
In an event held in Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi on January 19, the participants of Miss Newa 1133 contested to win the crown. At the end of the event, this year’s Miss Newa title was awarded to Newa beauty Sudina Shrestha. Sajina Shakya was awarded the first runner-up title and Prativa Maharjan was awarded the second runner-up title.
The event was organized by Nepalese Fashion Home aiming to help promoting Newari culture.
Title winner of the contest are:
- Tasveer Miss Newa 1133 – Sudina Shrestha
- Miss Newa 1st Runner-up - Sajina Shakya
- Eco Design Jewelry Miss Newa 2nd Runner-up – Prativa Maharjan
- Goodwill Finance Miss Talent – Dilasha Manandhar
- Goodwill Finance Best Nepal Bhasha – Sirapa Tara Tuladhar
- Best Dress – Dilasha Manandhar
- Miss Public Choice – Sirapa Tara Tuladhar
- Best Smile – Neha Prajapati
- Miss Charming – Yamika Maharjan
- Miss Personality – Sujana Barjyacharya
- Goodwill Finance Miss Discipline – Prativa Maharjan
- Tasveer Miss Photogenic – Renu Shrestha
- Goodwill Finance Miss Friendship – Puja Shakya
Group photo of Miss Newa 2013. Profile of each of the contestant are given below.
The contestant number 1, Sujana Bajracharya is a BIM 7th sem student from Baghbazaar. Sujana Bajracharya loves listening music and singing.
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Miss Newa 1133, scheduled to held on January 14, 2012 is postponed and will be organized on January 19th (Magh 6, 2069) in Pragya Pratisthan, Kathmandu. In a Facebook message posted by the organizer, Nepalese Fashion Home, CPN Maoist had requested the event to be postponed. The message doesn’t clarify the relationship between the political party and the beauty contest. The protest of CPN Maoist was one of the main reason behind the cancelation of Miss Nepal 2009.
There are 25 contestants in this year’s Miss Newa. The contestants are trained on the traditional Newa culture and tradition. The winner of this year’s contest will replace Miss Newa 2011 Sunita Dongol and represent Newa community for the year.
The registration of 8th edition of Miss Newa beauty contest is open now. The cultural talent show select one of the Newar beauty as the most talented Newa beauty for the year. Last year, Miss Newa 2011 was held on December 31, 2011 and the event of this year is also expected to be organized on the similar date.
- Event – Miss Newa 2012 (it will actually be held in 2013, so it might be called 2013 edition of the contest)
- Registration deadline – November 30, 2012
- Participant age – 16 to 22 years by December 30
- Event date – December 31, 2012
If you are interested in participating in the event, you can contact the organizers, Nepalese Fashion Home (NFH) directly.
The website mentioned in the registration invitation (attached) doesn’t have any information about the contest. We have written email and Facebook Message to the organizers to send us the registration form. We will post it here if they send it.
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