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.
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.
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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
The Miss World 2015 title went to Miss Spain Mireia Lalguna Royo. The first runner up of the contest is Miss Russia and the second runner up is Miss Indonesia. Nepali representative to the Miss World, Miss Nepal Evana Manandhar returned home returned home without winning any titles but, she has successfully represented Nepal in the international arena.
On the final day, Evana had danced in a traditional Nepali dress on the song ‘Jaun Jaun Relaima …’ Evana had danced in the secion ‘Dances of the World’.
Nepali people had a lot of hopes from Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha but she couldn’t be selected in the top 15 list. Many fans of Shristi however are satisfied that she had managed to be ranked 21st. That in itself was a record in Nepal participation in Miss World.
Shristi’s achievement in being selected as one of the top 10 in Miss World Beach Fashion contest was also a new record. The winner of Miss World Beach Fashion contest was Miss Wales.
This year’s Miss World was awarded to Miss China. This is the second time
Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time Zhang Zilin was awarded the Miss World 2007.
- Miss World 2012 is Miss China – Wen Xia Yu
- Miss World 2012 runner up – Miss Wales – Sophie Moulds
- Miss World 2012 second runner up is Miss Australia – Jessica Kahawaty
- Miss World Beauty with a Purpose winner – Miss India – Vanya Mishra
- Miss World Talent winner – Miss China PR
Miss Nepal Shristi Shrestha has managed to secured herself in the top 40 list of ‘Beach Beauty’ contest held in the Miss World contest being held in China.
In another category of ‘Multimedia Award’ based on the votes in her personal page in Facebook, Shristi is in the second position with more than 114,000 likes.
Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, is currently in China to participate in Miss World beauty contest. The contest started on July 18 and the final is going to be held on August 18, 2012.
23-year-old Miss Nepal Shristi is almost 6 feet tall and has international modeling experience.
Here are some photos of Shristi with other beauty queens from all over the world.
Malina Joshi, 23, is crowned Miss Nepal 2011 in an event held in Officer’s Club of Nepal Army at Tundikhel, Kathmandu on August 30.
The Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha handed over the crowned to the new Miss Nepal. The first runner-up of the crown was Anupama Gurung and second runner-up was Sarina Maskey.
In the event, Anupama Gurung was also awarded Miss Beautiful Hair. Other title winners are listed below.
Details of all the 19 participants can be read in this model site.
Our congratulation to all the
- Miss Nepal 2011: Malina Joshi
- 1st Runner Up: Anupama Aura Gurung
- 2nd Runner Up: Sarina Maskey
- 3rd Runner Up: Manisha Bista
- 4th Runner Up: Neha Paudel
- Sunsilk Miss Beautiful Hair: Anupama Aura Gurung
- Fair and Lovely Miss Beautiful Complexion: Neeta Yogi
- Ganapati Miss Photogenic: Manisha Bista
- Orbit Miss Personality: Namrata Dahal
- Hidden Treasure Miss Talent: Bishnu Chemjong
- Close Up Miss Beautiful Smile: Pratibha Shrestha
- Annapurna Post Miss Popular Choice: Neha Paudel
- Model Global Miss Perseverance: Madina Begum
UPDATE – The following photo gallery was originally a separate post, now it is consolidated here.
Malina Joshi – Photo Gallery
Malina Joshi is the new Miss Nepal. Here are some of the photos of the crowning ceremony and other photos of the beauty queen. Malina won a title “Orient Angel O’ Intellect” in the Miss Angel 2010 contest.
Giving an interview to Nepal Television
Miss World 2011 – Malina Joshi dancing in traditional Nepali dress
Although she couldn’t win any titles, Malina did an appreciable dance in traditional Nepali attire. Malina danced to a Nepali song, Makhmali Choli, in the Miss World 2011 contest, held in London, UK. Malina looked awesome in traditional Nepali dress comprising of sari, Dhaka choli and accessories.
Miss World 2011 title was crowned to Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos.
This year’s Miss World title goes to the US beauty Alexandria Mills, 19, in an event held in southern China. Last year’s title winner Kaiane Aldorino handed over the crown to Mills in the ceremony. Kaiane was named Miss World 2009 at a ceremony held in South Africa last December.
First runner-up of the contest was Miss Botswana, Emma Wareus and second runner-up was Miss Venezuela, Adriana Vasini. Miss China PR, Xiao Tang, and Miss Ireland, Emma Britt Waldron, made themselves to the top 5 finalists.
The Continental Queens were:
- Africa – Miss Botswana, Emma Wareus
- Americas – Miss USA, Alexandira Mills
- Asia & Pacific – Miss China, Xiao Tang
- Caribbean – Miss Puerto Rico, Yara Lasanta
- Europe – Miss Ireland – Emma Britt Waldron
Miss Nepali 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, participated in the contest but couldn’t win any titles, as usual. Only difference she made in the contest was a ‘gasp’ in the modeling round with a peacock dress.
Here is a news video courtesy newsallnews:
In the Miss World modeling round, the audience clearly gasp and applaud when Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, opened up her peacock feathered dress (skip to 1:30 in the video below to see it for yourselves).
The dress was made out of Allo from Taplejung district in Nepal with peacock feathers attached to it. The designer of the dress are Uttam Banepali and Shiba Shrestha of Uttam Creations, Kupondole. The dress weighing 6 kg took 5 workers for 15 days to finish.
In the 60th Miss World beauty pageant being held in Sanya, China, Miss Sweden was awarded the Miss World Sports, held at Cima Luhuitou Park, Sanya on October 21, 2010. With this win, Miss Sweden, Dani Karlsson, is confirmed the top 25 semifinalists in the Miss World 2010. The runner-ups in the contest were Miss China and Miss USA respectively.
In another, Miss World Beach Beauty contest held on October 19, Miss Puerto Rico, Yara Lasanta, was awarded Miss Swimsuit. With this, Yara has secured the position of top 25 semifinalists. The runner-ups of Miss Swimsuit were Miss USA, Miss Norway, Miss China and Miss French Polynesia respec
The contest is being held in China after Vietnam backed out of the hosting contract on January 28, 2010. The final round of the Miss World 2010 will be held on October 30, 2010. The current Miss World, Kaiane Aldorino of Gibralator will crown her successor on the final of the event.
There is one more reason to participate in this year’s Miss Nepal. The Dabur Special Miss Nepal 2010 title and crown winner will also take home a Chery QQ3 car. Hidden Treasure, the organizer of the beauty pageant, in a press release has also announced that the submission dates for the applications has been extended to July 16, 2010.
The Hidden Treasure, Dabur Nepal and Bama Motors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the gift car for the Dabur Special Miss Nepal 2010. The first runners-up will receive a Mahindra scooter.
The winner of Miss Nepal will represent Nepal in the Miss World Pageant in Vietnam and the first runner-up will represent Miss Earth Pageant to be held in Philippines.
The 59th Miss World pageant, Miss World 2009, held on December 12, 2009 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa crowned Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar the new Miss World. Aldorino had to compete with 111 other beauties from all around the world.
This year, Miss Nepal Zenisha Moktan participated in the event and as expected, she couldn’t win any titles. But, participation in itself was an achievement when compared to the last minute cancelation of last year’s Miss Nepal event.
Miss Russia 2007, Ksenia Sukhinova, returned home from Johannesburg with the Miss World crown and Miss India, Parvathy Omankuttan, managed to grab the runner-up position in the Miss World finals held on December 13, 2008.
I am not talking about the Russian beauty or the Indian beauty who, we might be seeing a lot in Hindi movies in coming days. It is about the Miss Nepal 2008 who was not chosen in the first place. I would have been happy to write about a Nepali model whether placed last among the 108 contestants or somewhere in the middle. After lengthy preparation of the Miss Nepal 2008, the government decided that the event was worthless and it would serve no purpose to the betterment of the society.
Who knows one of these Nepali beauties might have been Miss World … well that may be a day-dream. But it is true that the experience to participate in one of the prestigious events in world would have brought home some knowledge. A few foreigners would have realized that a country called Nepal exists in reality. I hope the Maoist government would work on some common sense in coming days.