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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Miss Nepal beauty contest started in 1994 and this year is the 20th year the contest has been running. We have compiled all the Miss Nepal from first Miss Nepal Ruby Rana to the last one Ishani Shrestha in a slideshow video.
In 20 years-long history the contest wasn’t held in three years – 2001, 2006 and 2008. On every other years, a new Miss Nepal was added totaling to 17 Miss Nepal so far. The 2014 edition of Miss Nepal is scheduled to be held on May 3, 2014. The preparation of biggest beauty contest in Nepali is undergoing.
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