19 Miss Nepal 2017 final list

There are 19 finalist of Miss Nepal 2017. The contestants were selected by auditions held in various cities all over Nepal. For the first time in the history of the contest, this year, Skype auditions were also held for the applicants living abroad. This year, contestants from Kathmandu, Dharan, Pokhara, Butwal, Dhangadi, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj and Chitwan are contesting for the crown.

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The contestants were selected based on the talent, beauty, personality and the level of wisdom among the applicants. In the pre-final round 30 contestants were selected by eight different audition. Eleven contestants were eliminated to finalize the finalists. The final is scheduled to be held on June 2, 2017.

The audition held in Kathmandu included Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba, choreographer Rachana Gurung, the ogranizer Hidden Treasure chief Gopal Sundar Kakshyapati and Subarna Bahadur Chhetri. Different judges were sent to the auditions held in Dhangadi, Nepalgunj, Dharan, Chitwan, Pokhara, Biratnagar and Butwal from April 11 to April 13.

The contestants are currently going through the 6-weeks-long training sessions. The training sessions include general knowledge and personality skills. They also prepare themselves to for the finale. The list of contestants are:

  1. Swastika Silwal, Lalitpur
  2. Rinku Bajracharya, Lalitpur
  3. Priyanka Khadka, Jhapa
  4. Anusha Lamsal, Dhading
  5. Namrata Gurung, Rupendehi
  6. Rojina Shrestha, Parsa
  7. Rojina Shrestha, Kathmandu
  8. Ashina Baral, Kathmandu
  9. Anita Bhandari, Jhapa
  10. Rakshya Karki, Kathmandu
  11. Niti Shah, Dang
  12. Urusha Adhikari, Chitwan
  13. Majari Singh, Palpa
  14. Nikita Chandak, Morang
  15. Gyani Maya Baral, Kaski
  16. Dristi Katuwal, Morang
  17. Sahara Basnet, Lalitpur
  18. Barsha Pokharel, Morang
  19. Kirtika Giri, Jhapa

Why is Miss Nepal 2017 different?

4 Miss Nepal titles this year – For the first time in the history of Miss Nepal there will be four title winners who will represent Nepali in International beauty contests. In addition to Miss Nepal World, Miss Nepal Earth and Miss Nepal International, the fourth placed contestant will be crowned Miss Nepal Asia Pacific.

Pre-final round – 30 contestants were selected in the pre-final round. The finalists were selected from the pool of 30 contestants. 19 contestants are competing in the final round.

Skype audition – for the first time, audition was held in Skype for the applicants living abroad.

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