Keshu Khadka was selected to wear the crown of this year, Republica Miss Teen 2012, in an event held on December 23, 2012, in Army Officers Club, Kathmandu.
There were 18 participants out of which 10 were selected after talent round and best dress round, for the final competition. The judges of the event included Sabita Bhandari Baral, photographer Raj Bhai Suwal, model Mahesh Shrestha, businessman Ujjwal Kumar Shrestha, and Rajendra Malla.
In an event held in Hong Kong, Parina Subba was selected the Miss Hong Kong Nepal 2012 on December 23, 2012. The beauty contest organized by Miss Hong Kong Nepal society, Honk Kong, was held in You Ma Tei Community Center, in Hong Kong.
Another Nepali beauty in Hong Kong, Manisha Rai, was awarded the first runner-up title and Pramila Thapa was awarded the second runner-up title in the event. After winning the title, Parina was
awarded with the Miss Hong Kong Nepal crown and HK$ 10,000 cash prize. The first runner-up Manisha Rai received HK$ 5,000 cash prize and the second runner up Pramila Thapa received HK$ 3,000 check after winning the title.
In the beauty contest, Miss Universe 2012, held in USA, Olivia Culpo from USA has won the title this year. In the event held on December 19, 2012 at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip, 88 beauties from all over the world participated to win the title.
The runner-up of the title was Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon and the second runner-up was Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero. Other two beauties in top five were Miss Brazil and Miss Australia.
Miss Tamusyo 2069, a beauty contest among Tamu women is going to be held in Pokhara by the Council House of Tamu Students’ Nepal, Pokhara later this year. In a press meet held in Pokhara the organizers announced the start of the audition of the beauty contest.
The requirements for the participation in Miss Tamusyo 2069 are:
- Age between 16 and 24
- Height at least 5′ 2"
- Unmarried woman
- Education – at least SLC passed
Beauty contest among Rajbanshi beauties was held on December 8, 2012, in Biratnagar. In the event, Miss Rajbanshi 2012crown was awarded to Rebika Rajbanshi of Panchgachi, Jhapa.
In the contest, Sapana Rajbanshi was awarded the runner-up and Usha Rajbanshi was the second runner-up of the contest. The title winner received a cash prize of Rs. 25,000, the first runner-up received Rs. 15,000 and the second runner-up was awarded Rs. 10,000.
Nepal’s representative to Miss Earth 2012 contest, Nagma Shrestha has bee successful in securing the 7th position in the world. Although she couldn’t win the title, this is so far the best position any Nepali beauty has achieved in any international beauty contest. Apart from being in the top 8, Nagma was also successful in winning the silver medal in mural painting in the contest.
The final result of Miss Earth 2012:
- Miss Earth 2012: Czech Republic – Tereza Fajksova
- Miss Air: Philippines – Stephany Stefanowitz
- Miss Water: Venezuela – Osmariel Villalobos
- Miss Fire: Brazil – Camilia Brant
We wish a very happy Tihar to all our readers and hope Laxmi will bring a lot of fortunes to everybody on Laxmipuja.
We wrote an introduction to Tihar previously. Today is Laxmi Puja, festival of light and worshiping of goddess Laxmi. For those who want to print the images of Laxmi, we posted some Goddess Laxmi posters too.
Tihar is the second biggest festival in Nepal and is celebrated for 5 days starting by worshiping a bird (c
row) followed by worshiping dog and cow. The fifth day is the special day in which sisters offer tika to their brothers and vice versa.
Deusi and Bhailo tradition is somewhat similar to Halloween festival in western world (without the ghost and pumpkin part). We had collected some Deusi and Bhailo songs in this previous post.
Miss Global Beauty Queen beauty contest was held in Kathmandu on October 17, 2012. Out of the 27 contestants Malvika Thakur was selected to crown the Miss Global Beauty Queen 2012 title. Sujina Bajracharya was awarded the first runner-up title and Divyata Baidya was selected the second runner-up.
In addition to the crown, the title winner Malvika Thakur has received a scooter and cash prize of Rs. 25,000. The first runner-up Sujina received a cash prize of Rs. 15,000 an
d the second runner-up Divyata received Rs 10,000.
In a beauty contest among children aged between 9 and 14 years, held in Kathmandu on October 15, 2012, Sadiksha Satyal was crowned the Junior Princess 2012. In the event titled Junior Prince & Princess Beauty Pageant, Aman Khan was selected the Junior Prince 2012. The first runner up of the contest was Diya Magar and Asmi Dhungana was crowned the 2nd runnerup.
The biggest festival of Nepal, Dashain festival has started from Tuesday October 16, 2012 and it will run till October 29. The government offices close from Saturday October 20 and open on October 25. They will again close of the last day of Dashain, October 29.
The first day is marked by sowing seed for ‘Jamara’, young plants of corn or barley to be worn on the tenth day of Dashain, Vijaya Dashami on October 24.
The First Spark Miss Limbu 2012 was held successfully in Kathmandu on Friday, Sept 21, 2012. In the event, the Miss Limbu 2012 title was awarded to the Limbu beauty, Nilima Maden. Nilima is originally fromTaplejung and is a professional fashion designer doing doing her bachelor degree in Fashion Designing course in Kathmandu.
The first runner-up title was awarded to a medical doctor, Dr. Alisha Wanem. Alisha was born in Sankhuwasava and is working in BPKHS Dharan. The second runner up title of Miss Limbu 2012 was awa
rded to a mode from Dharan, Alina Thalang. Alina got her last name from the place she is originally from – Thalang of Taplejung.
This is the scene of Saraswoti Chalchitra Mandir, Kailali. During the show of a Nepali movie, ‘Bodyguard’, it was raining heavily and the path to the theater was completely submerged.
It looks like, the people are crossing ‘a river’ to reach to the theater!
Don’t you think, the theater should have invested in a boat instead of the ’5 in 1 Dolby Digital Sound system’. Photo credit Sandip Adhikari.
Nilu Khadka has won this year’s Miss Teen title in an event organized in Kathmandu on September 12, 2012.
The first runner-up of Miss Teen 2012 is Samikshya Siwakoti and the second runner-up is Nancy Bogati.
In a Facebook comment, the first runner-up Samikshya has responded with satisfaction on being the second in the contest.
Facebook page of Samikshya and Nancy Bogati are flooded with congratulation messages (Nilu’s Facebook page is private so, we couldn’t peek in it).
This year’s Miss UK Nepal crown was awarded to Durga Gurung in a ceremony held in London. The Miss UK Nepal 2011, Gaumaya Gurung, crown the news title holder in Durga Gurung in the program with various cultural programs in between. Parika Ale was selected the first runner-up and Nayan Gurung was the second runnerup of the beauty contest.
The winner of the title Durga also received a cash prize of £800 and the second title of Best Figure. The second runner-up Parika Ale, who was the Miss Talent in the contest received a cash prize of £500. The second runner-up Nayan G
urung, who also received Miss Personality title was awarded a cash prize of £300.
The judges of the ceremony were journalist Khagendra Nepali, entrepreneur Pashupati Bhandati, social worker Tuka Chhetri, Dr. Padam Khadka, NTV General Manager Prabin Gurung, Past Miss Nepal Jenisha Moktan and Rich Kapoor. (photo credits hawamodel.com)
A Nepali beauty, Astha Shrestha, is selected the new Miss Nepal US(A) 2012 in an event held at the Johnson Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia on on August 11, 2012. In the event, Nurja Shrestha was the first runner-up and Aashma Dhakal the second runner-up. The title winner Astha was also awarded the Most Disciplined award.
The first Miss Nepal US 2011 was Miss Sujita Basnet crowned the ne
w Miss Nepal US. (credits – hawamodel)
After crowning the new Miss Nepal US 2012, Miss Nepal US 2011 Sujita Basnet told:
Passing this precious symbol of dignity, leadership, and womanhood to Astha Shrestha. I am so proud of you love our Miss Nepal USA 2012, enjoy this crown and remember always hold your head straight there are going to be many up’s and downs but you must always learn to hold your h
ead straight. Not too high, not too low it’s not easy balancing a crown on your head!
Other award winners include:
- Best Smile – Sujana Rajkarnikar
- Best Catwalk – Kinjalk Dwa
- Most Popular – Sangita Dhakal
- Most Friendly – Kandu Shrepa
- Best Personality – Rakshya Khatri
- Best Dress – Roshani Gurung
- Best photogenic – Michelle Lama
- Most Talented Personality – Swechha Baral
- Best hair – Prabina Bhattarai
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