Miss Nepal 2019 is Anushka Shrestha

The new Miss Nepal is from Australia – Anushka Shrestha. A Bachelor graduate working in Sydney, Australia has won the Miss Nepal title and will be representing Nepal in Miss World competition.

Full video report of the event:

The event was held at the premise of Laboratory School on May 9, 2019. Out of the 25 contestants, 14 were selected first then 7 were the finalist of the contest. Out of the 7, 5 were selected to represent Nepal to the International beauty contests.

Pradeepta Adhikari was selected Miss Universe Nepal 2019

Riya Basnet is Miss Nepal Earth 2019

Meera Kashapati is Miss Nepal International 2019

And Rose Lama is Miss Supranational Nepal 2019

Anushka was crowned by Miss Nepal 2018, Shrinkhala Khatiwada.

Pradeepta was also Miss Talent 2019. She was also the Miss Athlete title winner. Riya Basnet is Popular Choice. Anushka Shrestha won Miss Fassino. Nisha Pathak won Miss Confidence and Ntika Karmacharya was awarded Miss Beauty With Purpose.

Anushka Shrestha biography:
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2 Directors, 1 actress and 1 producer got married on May 7

Although 4 different people of the Nepali film industry got married today on May 7, 2019 it was only two marriages. Two directors married today. One director married the actress of one of his films, ‘Aishwarya’ and another director married the producer of her directorial debut film ‘Intu Mintu Londonma’.

It was not a surprise event because it was a well known fact that they were seeing each other for some time. The relationship between the choreographer Renasha Bantawa Rai and the producer Prajwal SJB Rai had been a decade old. They had been working together in movies for a long time. Renasha is a well known choreographer and she is doing second movie as a director too. The success of Intu Mintu Londonma has helped Nepali film industry find another hit director.

The relationship between Diwakar Bhattarai and his actress in ‘Aishwarya’, Deepika Prasain flourished during the shooting of the movie. They went to court and got married even before the film was complete. They got engaged in an official ceremony a while ago. Diwakar Bhattarai is one of the most successful directors of the film industry. After the success of ‘Jatra’, ‘Aishwarya’ and ‘Captain’ he is one of the most sought after directors of the Nepali film industry. Deepika is also considered an actress with potential.

As all the four are known to be successful person in their field, it seems, these two couple will rule the film industry in the coming days. The only other successful couple in the film industry that I can recall is Swastima Khadka and Nischal Basnet.

Congratulation to both couple and wish them a long and fun filled relationship.

Here is the video report. No video clips of the actual marriage are available yet. So, I have compiled the photos available so far to create the video report.

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Miss Nepal 2019 to be held at Laboratory School on May 9

Miss Nepal 2019 grand finale is being held on May 9, 2019 (Baisakh 26, 2076) at Laboratory H.S. School premises in Kritipur. The ticket to the event costs Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 3,000. The ticket to the event is available to purchase online through mobile banking system. This year is an special event for the beauty contest because, it is the 25th year of the start of the contest. The contest started in 1994 to send Nepali contestants to international beauty contests. In the 25 years, the contests were held every year except in the year 2001, 2006 and 2008. In the year 1997 two Miss Nepal contests were held in the same year – one by the original organizer, Kathmandu Jaycees and another by The Hidden Treasure, the current organizer. After that year, Kathmandu Jaycees ceases to organize the event on its own.

At the end of the training period, the contestants have started to thank their supporter and prepare themselves for the finale. Here are some of the statements of the contestants:

Contestant No. 1 Nisha Pathak says:

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Miss Nepal has been a dream since childhood, I grew up looking and learning to be like them in any possible way, 😊 Every year baba used to bring newspaper where Miss Nepal Application details were presented and every year I said next year, but this year since it is 25th anniversary of Miss Nepal also I graduated my first degree I gathered strength and entered #missnepal2019 to turn my dreams into reality 😇 As I start my close camp from today, I wont be able to connect with you all before the finale, These 6 weeks have been the best days of my life so far, No matter what the result will be I will cherrish the memories forever. 🙏 Thank you each and every one who supported me throughout the journey of paving my dreams into reality ❤️ Keep them coming. Life is about to start a new chapter, super thrilled and excited 🤞 #missnepal2019 #25thanniversary #missnepal #beautypageant #final #dreamsintoreality #rooting #may9 #jsk

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Number 2 -Alisha Joshi and 3 Sophhiya Bhujel are yet to post their thank you notes.
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Introduction of Miss Nepal 2019 Contestants (official videos)

I have done some interaction videos of 8 contestants so far. There are 25 of them and I can’t do them all. The introduction videos are the statements of the contestant themselves. While my videos are my compilations without their consent of approval. So, mine are unbiased and informative. It is bad, I can’t do all of them because of my time limits.

My unofficial introduction videos channel.

So, here are the official official Miss Nepal 2019 Contestants introduction videos:

No 1 Nisha Pathak – Kathmandu


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Miss Nepal – Entry requirements, most of them are simply absurd!

There are 7 requirements of Miss Nepal beauty contest according to the registration form of Miss Nepal 2019.

1) Unmarried Nepali.
2) No babies.
3) Age between 19-25 years (as of the end of the year)
4) 10+2 education.
5) Height 5 ft 4 inches (164.6 cms)
6) Attractive, healthy and morally good.
7) No tattoo.

The winners go to Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss Supranational.
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“Hello Jindigi, you are shelved!” says Shweta Khadka after tumor surgery

Actress Shweta Khadka found herself in another trouble. She was rushed from London to India to perform a surgery. After the successful surgery, Shweta has told that she has realized how fate plays with the life. In the following long statement, Shweta has told that the life is very unpredictable and she has faced another horrific moment in her life. The previous one was the death of her newly married husband, Shree Krishna Shrestha.

Full statement of Shweta in Instagram:

My Second life!!! This is the time when life played a game with me yet another time. 😭😭😭😭
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Princess Shruti Marriage (1997) history of Nepal

Late princess Shruti Rajya Laxmi Shah Rana was the only daughter of King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya. She had an elder brother, Prince Dipendra and a younger brother Prince Nirajan. When the princess died along with her whole family including her father, mother, brothers, aunts and uncles; she was only 24 years old. A mother of a 7 months old Surangana and a 3-years-old Girvani, Shruti’s husband Kumar Gorakh was also injured in the Durbar Hatyakanda of 2001.

After Shruti’s death, her husband Gorakh Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana raised the infant daughters. Girvani Rana was born on January 22, 1998 and the younger daughter Surangana Rana was born on October 2, 2000.Kumar Gorakh Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana is a descendants of the Rana prime minister, Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana.

Gorakh and Shruti had married in a lavish ceremony on 7 May 1997 in Kathmandu. Just after 4 years of marriage, these two were separated by Shruti’s death. Gorakh remained single for six years and finally decided to get married on December 5, 2008. Gorakh Rana’s current wife, Deepti Chand, is the daughter of the younger brother of ex-prime minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand. Deepti and Gorakh also have a daughter from the second marriage. A senior level employee of Standard Chartered Bank in Kathmandu, Gorakh stays mostly away from the news.

Here is a video report on the historical marriage of the late princess of Nepal.


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New Year Gift from Miss Nepal Team: Rachana Gurng Sharma apology

The Miss Nepal 2019 team has a apology as the Nepali new year gift. When the judge of the Kathmandu audition of Miss Nepal, choreographer of the contest, Rachana Gurung Sharma, went tough on one of the contestants, social media went against her. The organizer defended her tough style of questioning as a right measure of training. Most of the previous Miss Nepal contest winners supported Rachana Gurung. Now, Rachana has taken a bold step – apologizing. It was a good gesture on her part despite not feeling its need.


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Miss Nepal Makeup Kanda & Samriddhi Rai, height of hypocrisy

This is a followup post on the statement of Samriddhi Rai towards the Miss Nepal beauty contest. Although she was one of the contestants of Miss Nepal 2010, and she managed to be one of the top 5, she couldn’t win any titles.

Now, she says she regrets her participation at that time. Other’s however don’t buy to her argument. There are a lot of comments in the following video about Samraddhi’s statement. Most of them are negative towards Samriddhi:

This comment is that of Pragya

Height of hypocrisy! If beauty pageants are/were so much fake n she really now has gained her so called enlightenment, will samridhi rai stop wearing heels ? Will she start going out everyday without make ups? Will she stop flaunting herself in designer dresses,accessories n gifts that she gets for being recognised as a beauty pagent winner/model etc? So she had to wait for this controversy to speak her heart out?
I don’t understand at all…ajja so called celebrities making comments on this issue..nikita chandak went for audition without make up re..shrinkhala posts pic saying no make up is beautiful re..haude haru. All are attention seekers ..learning from Rachana gurung at one time and now isolating her. Just taking chances.
Testai ho vane let them come out everyday off their home make up free?
I am not saying Rachana Gurung is right. She is totally rude..but the way other celebrities are now indirectly digging out on her..Its really funny and nonsense!
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25 New Actresses of 2075 BS – Suhana to Upasana & Shilpa Maskey

Mor than 25 new actresses had debuted in the Nepali film industry this year. This is a huge number of new actresses trying to establish themselves as actors. But, to their disappointment, only a couple of actresses were successful in impressing the viewers. Rest of them don’t have any future in the film industry.

Video report:

The list of new actresses is:

28 new actresses who had debuted in the Nepali film industry in 2075 are

  • Bhawana Gurung in Sworga Mero Gaun
  • Sakshi Lamsal in Sworga Mero Gaun
  • Sujata Thapa in Sworga Mero Gaun
  • Arohi Sharma in Hairan
  • Shristi Karki in American Boys
  • Pooja Tiwari in Baby I Love You
  • Ganga Rana Magar in A Soltini
  • Kabita Gurung in Bobby
  • Alisha Sharma in Chi Musi Chi
  • Shiwani Giri in Kahi Kati
  • Anjila Khadki in Teenage
  • Sanam malla in Reni
  • Eliza Gautam in Anurag
  • Kamana Bhujel in Tshiring
  • Kamala Oli in Maleeka
  • Ashma Giri in Dream Girl
  • Karuna Shrestha in Sayakada Dash
  • Supuspa Bhatta in Ranveer
  • Suveksha Khadka in Ranveer
  • Rewati Chhetri in Summer Love
  • Priyanka Singh Thakuri in Garud Puran
  • Priyanka MV in Captain
  • Upasana Singh Thakuri in Captain
  • Shilpa Maskey in The Breakup
  • Nirisha Basnet in Jani Najani
  • Kritan Poudel in Subha Love
  • Suhana Thapa in A Mero Hajur 3
  • Malika Mahat in Yatra

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Priya Gurung, they planted a Miss Nepal dream, and shattered it ruthlessly on the orientation day

Priya Grurung – Miss Nepal Hongkong 2018.

Earlier I had made a video report on Priya and how she had got the direct entry into Miss Nepal contest. But, she didn’t know that she wouldn’t finally be qualified for the contest because of her age. The information was given to her so late that, she lost her job and she travelled to Nepal from Hong Kong for no apparent reason.

Facts:

– She was told she will get direct entry into Miss Nepal after she won Miss Hong Kong in December. Miss Nepal choreographer was there at the contest to welcome Priya to Miss Nepal.
– She even went through training for the Miss Nepal contest preperation
– Was told to come to Nepal on March 24
– She flew all the way from Hongkong leaving her job and ruining her career
– Nobody told about her age problem …
– The organizers gave her a letter — it was a rejection letter

Now, she is in Nepal – and won’t be part of Miss Nepal contest !

I made this video report earlier:
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Muna Gauchan – Top 20 in Miss Eco International, Egypt

Miss Eco International 2019, held in Ciaro, Egypt was held on March 31, 2019. In the contest, the representative from Nepal was Muna Gauchan. She didn’t make news when she didn’t win any major titles in the contest. But, she had made and impression by being in the list of top contestants.

Miss Eco International is a relatively new beauty contest. There were participants from 65 countries in the contest. Muna Gauchan was one of the top contestants because, she was selected one of the Top 20 contestant. In Talent Round, Muna Gauchan was one of the Top 15.

As Gauchan couldn’t win any titles, she has found an excuse by telling, “It was my first international beauty peagant, I barely had an idea bout it.” Gauchan says, she wasn’t well prepared when compared to the beauties from well experienced countries in the beginning. But later, she cached up with others. She adds, “… standing out, considered as friendly, energetic, dedicated person, being loved by everyone was one of my biggest achievements.” She says that she is “more than happy and satisfied” by her performance.
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Miss Nepal Makeup Kanda – Zenisha Moktan suggests: learn, learn, learn

The Miss Nepal of a decade ago, Zenisha Moktan has talked about the Miss Nepal Make Up Kanda that happened during the audition of Miss Nepal 2019. The kanda has created a debate on what should be done and what shouldn’t be done in terms of beauty contests. It is a check and balance that such pageants need so they can be held accountable. It might sound harsh to the organizers and participants, but these aspects can’t be kept in the closet forever.

That is the reason, I am giving focus on this issue and sharing the views of past winners and of those who have louder voices (like the one of Samraddhi Rai).

Here is Zenisha’s full statement, addressing the Miss Nepal 2019 contestant Ashmita Maharjan, the one who was supposedly ‘bullied’ by Rachana Gurung Sharma:

Dear Girl in the Audition Tape,
Welcome to the parallel Universe where u get outpouring support and appreciation for being you, for being “real”! You have now started your journey to venture into OUR universe and I wish you all the best, go fight for that crown, fight hard! and I hope you bring all these self righteous advocates of inner beauty along with you.. cuz we really need them!
Since we are talking now, Let me tell you this! If you ever get the opportunity to wear that coveted crown, you will be bullied and shamed for the very reason u have garnered support today! You will be picked on every choice you make and god forbid they are “real”! You might then understand the double standards we deal with! You might then understand the hypocrisy we are surrounded with!
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Miss Nepal is a ‘Fake Platform of Absolute Fakery’, says Samriddhi Rai

If you don’t know who Samriddhi Rai is, here is a short introduction to the beauty, according to her Facebook profile:

  • Former Bureau chief at M&S VMAG, Kantipur Group
  • Former Head of The Himalayan Times TGIF
  • Former Sub-Editor at ECS Media
  • Former Feature Writer at Kantipur Publications
  • Singer-songwriter

I know Samraddhi as a singer and a model. She had participated in various beauty contests and an outspoken personality.

She had won Miss Personality title in an international beauty contest, Miss Toursim Queen International 2011. (Here is – My report on the event)

And, she had also won an international title – Miss Press Princess (a gossip report on Samriddhi)

She had also created a controversy when she told about caste system in Nepal. (Report here)

Samriddhi has spoken about the latest Miss Nepal audition ‘Makeup Kanda’. Here is what she has to say:


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