Astha Shrestha-10th Republica Miss Teen Nepal

Astha Shrestha, 19, from Balaju, won the title “10th Republica Miss Teen Nepal” on Wednesday beating 17 other contestants.

The technology student Astha has been appointed as the National Green Ambassador for Kathmandu Jaycees (KJC) and was also declared Miss Personality in the contest organized by KJC at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi.

The answer that helps Astha to win the title was “We need to rise and fight and make Nepal a symbol of peace and prosperity”.

Paridhi Sharma, 17, from Shantinagar, Kathmandu was declared the first runner-up, while Shristi Saud, 18 from Baneshwar became the second runner-up. Paridhi also won the Miss Talent and Miss Popular titles. She bagged the talent award for her rendition of Phoolko Ankhama, a song by Ani Choying Drolma.

Girls of age between 16 to 19 were participants of the contest, which is in its 10th year.

The judges were Pradeep Man Vaidya, CEO of Century Bank, Narayan Puri, CEO of Himalayan Television, Akhil Chapagain, president of Nepal-Turkey Chamber of Commerce, Miss Nepal 2011 Malina Joshi and Lily Thapa, associate professor of Tribhuwan University and founder president of Women for Human Rights.

Last year, Kriti Tamang Lama was crowned Miss Teen. (Photo credit: Republica)

Samriddhi Rai – Miss Personality, Miss Toursim Queen International 2011

UPDATE: More photos added at the end.

Nepali beauty Samriddhi Rai who represented Nepal in the Miss Tourism Queen International 2011 held in China, was successful in winning a Miss Personality title.

Although, it might not be a greatest feat for others, for Nepal it is no less than winning the contest title. That is because, in most of the contests Nepali models participate, they don’t win anything and none have won a contest title till date. So, we should congratulate Samriddhi for making us proud by bringing in something.

Yes, she looked gorgeous in blue bikini!!

She also looked great in a dhaka skirt in the National Custom Round:

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