Congratulation to Pooja Shrestha, a resident of Jhapa, for being the first Miss Nepal 2019 contestant from the Eastern Nepal by winning the Miss Purwanchal 2018 title at the program held almost at the end of the year 2018. It would have looked better if it were held after January 1 instead of December 30 so that the title would read Miss Purwanchal 2019 instead of 2018.
Anyways, Pooja has been lucky enough to represent the East Nepal in the Miss Nepal contest to be held in a few months. Pooja got direct entry to the contest according to the agreement with the organizer of Miss Nepal contest, The Hidden Treasure.
The representative from Pokhara will be Miss Pokhara and Miss Chitwan will also represent Chitwan to the Miss Nepal contest.
Pooja is from Bhadrapur, Jhapa and is 22 years old. She is 5 feet and 5 inches tall. She has completed her bachelors degree and loves dancing. She has the future plan to become a banker.
History of Miss Purwanchal:
Miss Purwanchal has been going on for a while. I had been following the contest since 2013, when Neha Bajaj won the title. The contest actually started in 2010. The first Miss Purwancal was from Bhadrapur, Jhapa
Year Miss Purwanchal
2010 Sabina Subba – Bhadrapur, Jhapa District
2011 Pratibha Shrestha – Dharan, Sunsari District (was one of the Top 10 in Miss Nepal)
2012 Asmita Gurung – Dharan, Sunsari District
2013 Neha Bajaj – Dharan, Sunsari District (was one of the Top 10 in Miss Nepal)
2014 Nemita Aangbuhang Limbu – Biratnagar, Morang District
2015 Priyanka Shrestha – Biratnagar, Morang District
2016 Kritika Giri – Bhadrapur, Jhapa District
2017 Ruby Limbu – Dharan, Sunsari District
Miss Purwanchal 2015 – Priyanka Shrestha