Miss Nepal 1997, Neelima Gurung had also won the Miss Personality title in Miss Nepal 1997 beauty pageant. The Miss Pokhara 1996, Neelima, was the first participant from Pokhara to win the competition. Biography video of Neelima Gurung:
Neelima featured Gurung costume in the international beauty contest she participated (see photo).
At the time of crowning, Neelima was 19 years old and 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Three stages of Neelima Gurung’s life – Childhood, Miss Nepal crowned and a recent photo.
The 7th edition of Miss Pokhara has started in Pokhara. The event organized by Pokhara Jeycees is being held in association with Events for You. 17 contestants selected from three different auditions are contesting for the Miss Pokhara crown. According to the organizers, the final number of contestants is expected to be 20 and they are still looking for three more eligible contestants in the beauty contest.
The contestants are being trained for the personality development, leadership and other skills. Pokhara Jeycees had been very irregular in organizing the event in the past. To manage it better, Jeycees has selected Events for You for the management of the contest.
The grand finale of the event is scheduled to be held on Poush 15. The winner of the contest will win Rs. 50,000 in cash prize, a scooter and golden crown of Miss Pokhara 2015. This is the first time the winner is going to be crowned with a golden crown. The first runner up of the contest will win Rs. 30,000 in cash prize and the second runner up will win Rs. 20,000 cash prize.
The winner of Miss Pokhara will also get the direct entry into the Miss Nepal contest to be held next year. In Miss Nepal 2014, Miss Pokhara 2013 Rashmi Adhikari had got the direct entry in Miss Nepal 2014 beauty contest. (Read the biography of Rashmi Adhikari; news of Miss Pokhara 2013 winners)
Pokhara region beauty contest, Miss Pokhara is returning back after a long time. The event meant to encourage young girls to enter professional modeling career and enter in national beauty pageant like Miss Nepal.
Miss Pokhara is being organized by Jaycees Pokhara, Nepal.