Who are the Miss Nepal 2017 contestants ?

The official list of the Miss Nepal contestants is yet to be released. I have compiled the list of contestants from unofficial sources.

Unlike previous years, the organizers chose 30 contestants to begin with and then they eliminated 10 contestants as they progress. The final 20 contestants will compete in the finale. I am compiling the list of 20 finalist contestants. The following list is the confirmed finalist according to the individual contestants.

I will update this post again after the official list is released. The confiremd contestants so far are:

  • Rinku Bajracharya – Contestant number 2
  • Priyanka Khadka – Contestant number 3
  • Rojyna Shrestha – Contestant number 7
  • Niti Shah – Contestant number 11
  • Nikita Chandak – Contestant Number 14

I am not sure if the following contestants are selected in the top 20 list or not.

  • Swostika S Basnet (1)
  • Anusha Lamsal (4)
  • Namrata Gurung (5)
  • Aasina Baral (8)
  • Anita Bhandari (9)
  • Rakchya Karki (10)
  • Urusha Adhikari (12)
  • Manzari Singh (13)
  • Maiya Baral (15)
  • Dristi Katwal (16)
  • Sahara Basnet (17)
  • Barsha Pokharel (18)
  • Kritika Giri (19)

I am yet to know the contestant number 6 and 20.
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Miss Nepal 2017 training kicks off, Finale on June 2

The 2017 edition of Miss Nepal beauty contest has started on April 19, 2017 with an orientation program in Kathmandu. The 22nd edition of the contest has 30 initial participants. The contestants this year included young girls from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Butwal, Dhulabari and Chitwan. One third of these participants will be eliminated before the 20 contestants are selected for the finale contest to be held on June 2, 2017.

Four Miss Nepal titles this year

In the past contests there used to be top 3 titles selected to participate in three different international beauty contests. This year, one more title is added to send a Nepali beauty to Miss Asia Pacific contest. To select the top 4, top 7 finalists will compete in the final round. In the past three winners used to be selected from the final round of Top 5 contestants.

For the first time in Miss Nepal contest, some of the contestants also participated in the audition remotely. The girls living abroad who wanted to participate in Miss Nepal also participated in the audition through Skype call. The organizers have told that they are expecting participants from Dubai and Hong Kong.

Highly competitive

According to the organizers, this year’s Miss Nepal contest is going to be highly competitive because of the participants from the diverse professional fields. There are well known professional models, engineers, architects, entrepreneurs and girls from other fields. It is going to be tough for the winner to excel in such a diverse and talented contestant pool.

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Niti Shah’s Journey Begins, the Miss Nepal 2017 competition is going to be tough

The journey begins! #MissNepal2017

That was the the status of model Niti Shah after being selected to compete in the Miss Nepal 2017 contest. This is not only a mere status – a challenge to all other contestants in the beauty contest. The pretty-face model, Niti Shah, had been preparing for this day for a long time. I know, other girls in the contest might have done the same, but Niti had made it public for a while ago.

I have prepared a video report about Niti’s participation in Miss Nepal contest:

Who is Niti Shah?

Well known model Niti Shah was selected to participate in this year’s Miss Nepal in the audition held recently. Considered one of the prettiest faces in the fashion industry, she has been appreciated for her acting and modelling skills. Some think, Niti is a lookalike of Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif.

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4 Miss Nepal winners to represent Nepal in International Beauty contests this year

Till last year, top 3 winners of Miss Nepal contests used to represent international beauty contests. Starting this year, one more Miss Nepal will represent Nepal in the international contest. The fourth placed winner of Miss Nepal 2017 will now go to Miss Asia Pacific beauty contest.

Miss Nepal in Miss Asia Pacefic

Although the fourth place winner of Miss Nepal is going to participate in Miss Asia Pacific beauty contest this year, this is not the first time Miss Nepal had participated in the contest. That was the first international beauty contests Miss Nepal used to go before the agreement with the Miss world beauty contest.

The first Miss Nepal, Ruby Rana, (in 1994) participated in Miss Asia Pacific 1994 in Philippines. After Ruby, Miss Nepal 1995 Sumi Khadka and Miss Nepal 1996 Punam Ghimire also participated in Miss Asia Pacific contests.
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Rare Bikini Photos of Miss Nepal (biggest collection)

I have collected rare bikini photos and videos of most of the Miss Nepal and prepared a video. After preparing the video I am sharing additional photos of the Miss Nepal.

Watch the UPDATED video

Let me start with the first Miss Nepal 1994 – Ruby Rana

Ruby Rana participated in Miss Asia Pacific beauty contest, held in Philippines. Here is a photo of Ruby catwalk in her red bikini is included in the video

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Miss Chitwan 2017 is Suman Gurung, gets wild card entry in Miss Nepal 2017

In the third edition of Miss Chitwan beauty contest, held in Chitwan on March 24, 2017, Suman Gurung was selected to wear the Miss Chitwan 2017 title. After winning the crown, Gurung gets the direct entry to participate in Miss Nepal 2017 contest to be held in near future. (Application for Miss Nepal 2017 has recently been called.)

The third Miss chitwan, Gurung, was crowned by the reigning Miss Nepal 2016, Asmee Shrestha. Suman was selected from a pool of 28 contestants. After winning the title, Suman was awarded with Yamaha Fashino Scooter, cash prize and a free entry into Power House Gym.

The first runner up of the contest is Manisha Bhattarai, second runner up is Suvekshya Sharma, the third runner up is Sujita Neupane and Urusha Adhikari was selected to be the fourth runner up.

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Miss Nepal 2017 application open till April 13, 2017 (video update)

Video Update:

The application for Miss Nepal 2017 is open now. The eligible Nepali girls can apply for the most prestigious beauty contest in Nepal.

The seven perquisites for the application are:

  1. Single, never married, naturally born, female, Nepali citizen
  2. Virgin – they say that, the applicant shouldn’t have given birth to a baby
  3. Age 19 to 24. The cutoff date is December 31, 2017.
  4. Education 10+2 or equivalent.
  5. Height should be minimum of 5 feet and 4 inches (that is 164 cms)
  6. Attractive, in sound health and good moral character.
  7. Tattoo taboo – No tattoos on body

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What are 7 Unmarried Miss Nepal doing these days?

After two Miss Nepal got married last year (in 2016), only seven out of 21 Miss Nepal are still unmarried. Miss Nepal 2009, Zenisha Moktan and Miss Nepal 1997, Jharana Bajracharya got married in 2016. Another Miss Nepal, Miss Nepal 1995, Sumi Khadka also married in 2015. The only two remaining Miss Nepals from the 1990s got married in the last two years. The year 2016 had been special as:

  • All the Miss Nepal of 1990s from Miss Nepal 1994 to 1999 are married after the marriage of Jharana in 2016 and Sumi in 2015.
  • All the Miss Nepal of 2000s got married after Zenisha Moktan got married in 2016.
  • All the Miss Nepal of the 2010s are unmarried.

The list of unmarried Miss Nepal as of now (March 2017):

  • Miss Nepal 2010 – Sadichha Shrestha
  • Miss Nepal 2011 – Malin Joshi
  • Miss Nepal 2012 – Shristi Shrestha
  • Miss Nepal 2013 – Ishani Shrestha
  • Miss Nepal 2014 – Subin Limbu
  • Miss Nepal 2015 – Evana Manandhar
  • Miss Nepal 2016 – Asmee Shrestha

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Husbands of Miss Nepal (and Unmarried Miss Nepal) 1994 to 2017

Miss Nepal beauty contest started in 1994. 20 editions of the contest have been organized to date. Out of the 21 Miss Nepal so far, only 7 Miss Nepal are yet to get married. All the Miss Nepal crowned before Miss Nepal 2010 Sadichha Shrestha have been married. Before I present the list of the husbands of the Miss Nepal, I would like to share a video, I have prepared, listing all the unmarried Miss Nepal from the year 2010 to 2016 and the video clips of their crowning moments:

Here is the full list of the winners of Miss Nepal beauty contests so far:

Married Miss Nepal and their husbands

  1. Miss Nepal 1994 – Ruby Rana (husband – Prajaya Bikram Shah)
  2. Miss Nepal 1995 – Sumi Khadka (husband – Chiran Basnyat)
  3. Miss Nepal 1996 – Poonam Ghimire (husband – Atulya Risal)
  4. Miss Nepal 1997 – Neelima Gurung (husband photo attached)
  5. Miss Nepal 1997 – Jharana Bajracharya (husband – Rahul Agarwal)
  6. Miss Nepal 1998 – Jyoti Pradhan (Dethroned) Niru Shrestha (husband – Prashant Gurung)
  7. Miss Nepal 1999 – Shewta Singh (husband – Bikash Singh)
  8. Miss Nepal 2000 – Usha Khadgi (Husband – GP Timilsina)
  9. Miss Nepal 2002 – Malvika Subba (Husband – Riyaj Shrestha)
  10. Miss Nepal 2003 – Priti Sitoula (husband – Bijoy Rajbanshi)
  11. Miss Nepal 2004 – Payal Shakya (husband – Sarun Tamrakar)
  12. Miss Nepal 2005 – Sugarika KC (husband – Sanat Neupane)
  13. Miss Nepal 2007 – Sitashma Chand (husband – Ben Price)
  14. Miss Nepal 2009 – Zenisha Moktan (husband – Dikesh Moktan)

Unmarried Miss Nepal
(As of March 2017)
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7 Unmarried Miss Nepal, Sadichha to Aamee Shrestha (crowning videos)

This year, two Miss Nepal, Miss Nepal 2009 and Miss Nepal 1997, got married. Last year another Miss Nepal, Miss Nepal 1995, Sumi Khadka got married in 2015. Now, all the Miss Nepal from 1994 to 2009 have married and the remaining Miss Nepal are those after 2009. Here is the list of unmarried Miss Nepal:

  • Miss Nepal 2010 – Sadichha Shrestha
  • Miss Nepal 2011 – Malin Joshi
  • Miss Nepal 2012 – Shristi Shrestha
  • Miss Nepal 2013 – Ishani Shrestha
  • Miss Nepal 2014 – Subin Limbu
  • Miss Nepal 2015 – Evana Manandhar
  • Miss Nepal 2016 – Asmee Shrestha

A video report with the clips of their crowning moments:


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How did Malvika Subba miraculously lost 22 kg in 6 months?

Nepali TV celebrity, Miss Nepal 2002, Malvika Subba gave birth to a son in April 2016. In less than 6 months of her pregnancy, Malvika Subba miraculously lost 20 kg of her weight. It is a usual trend that new moms gain a lot of weight after giving birth to their child. One of the latest example is actress Richa Ghimire. Richa Ghimire gave birth to her third child, a daughter in the USA.

A video report on Malvika Subba’s weight loss:

How did Malvika Subba lost weight?

In an interview, Malvika has told that she didn’t do any exercise to lose the weight. All she did was reduction in weight gaining practice. She didn’t eat high fatty diet – that is common practice in Nepal. She drank a lot of water and didn’t sleep in day time. The only exercise she got was by tending the little boy.
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Asmi Shrestha, Biography of Miss Nepal 2016 (with a cute childhood photo)

The winner of Miss Nepal 2016, Asmee Shrestha (Asmi Shrestha) is a 22 years old, 5 feet and 7 inches tall beauty. Asmi was crowned the new Miss Nepal in an event held in Kathmandu on April 8, 2016 (read a report on Miss Repal 2016). Video profile:

Profile of Asmi Shrestha

  • Name – Asmee Shrestha (Asmi Shrestha)
  • Age – 22 years old
  • Home – Baneshowr, Kathmandu
  • Height – 5′ 7″
  • Education – BBA
  • Hobby – Listening to Music
  • Favorite clothes – Jeans and t-shirt
  • Modeling debut – In 2010
  • Aim – To become a successful entrepreneur

In addition to winning Miss Nepal 2016 title, Asmee was also the winner of the Face of Classic Diamond 2014 beauty contest.  After winning Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi was awarded with a Yamaha scooter and Rs. 100,000 in cash prize. She will also represent Nepal in Miss World 2016 to be held later in the year.

Asmee has graduated from Ace Institute of Management in in March 2016. (graduation photo attached below)

asmi shrestha miss nepal 2016 -graduation

Childhood photo of Asmi Shrestha, Miss Nepal 2016:

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Miss Nepal 2016 is Asmi Shrestha (update with official video)

22 years old Asmi Shrestha of Kathmandu has won the Miss Nepal 2016 title this year. In an event held in Hotel Annapurna on April 8, 2016, Asmi was crowned the new Miss Nepal. Miss Nepal 2015, Evana Manandhar crowned Ashmi the new 2016 version of the crown.

Video Report:

One of the 19 contestants, Ashmi was the contestant number 11. The 5 feet and 6 inches tall beauty was also the winner of Face of Classic Diamond 2014.

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Zenisha Moktan becomes Zenisha Malhotra after marrying Dikesh Malhotra (video)

After marrying the chief of the authorized dealer of Samsung mobile in Nepal, Dikesh Malhotra, Zenisha Moktan has now become Zenisha Malhotra.

Watch the marriage and Dikesh applying Sindoor on Zenisha in the following video:

Another report on the marriage (this video gives the highlights of the parties held a day before the actual marriage ceremony):

It is an usual practice in Nepal to change the last name to the wife, to the last name of the husband, after marriage. If Zenisha choses to go with the traditional practice, he will be named Zenisha Malhotra. But, these days, some women prefer to keep their maiden name along with the after-marriage last name. In that case, Zenisha will be named Zenisha Malhotra Moktan or Zenisha Moktan Malhotra. We will surely know the name Zenisha choses for herself in near future.

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Suvekshya Thapa uses religious ‘khada’ to cover herself, protest

UPDATE: After the protest of various Sherpa organizations, Suvekshya Thapa has apologized for the mistake and has told that she had no intention of hurting Buddhist people. In the mean time, various organizations had asked Thapa to be punished for undermining their faith and beliefs by using holy Khada to cover her body parts.

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Actress Suvekshya Thapa is known to create controversy for the promotion of her movies. Like her previous movies, Suvekshya has chosen to show off her body to promote her upcoming movie ‘Bindaas 3’. In the photos published in onlinekhabar, Suvekshya has covered her body under religious shawl-like cloth – ‘Khada’. ‘Khada’ is used to honor and appreciate people and it is also offered to the god in Buddhist culture.

suvekshya thapa khada

In the photos, Suvekshya has wrapped a blue khada to look like skirt and a white one to cover the upper body parts. She is well covered and this looks a lot better than the photos she did for the promotion of her previous movie ‘Miss Nepal’. The promotional photo of her earlier movie was copied from Bollywood actress pose in which she had used a fish to cover the upper part of her body.

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