Do Nepali Models fit in Model criteria ?

The British Association of Model Agents (AMA) says that female models should be around 34-24-34 in (86-61-86 cm) and at least 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall.

How many of the Nepali models are taller than 5 ft 8 in ? I suspect none.

Wikipedia defines a model as ‘a person who is employed for the purpose of displaying and promoting fashion clothing or other products and for advertising or promotional purposes or who poses for works of art.’

  • How many of them are posing for ‘works of art’? Probably, none.
  • How many of the internet models are ‘promoting fashion clothing’ or other product ? A very small number of them, I believe.

Some of you might say that the definition of model, in this digital age, is changed. I agree, and I also believe so. But, there is still something amiss, odd, or awkward on the way our modeling industry is shaping up. I have lost track of the beauty contests, being held every other day — and I won’t be writing about them anymore unless they are ‘big enough’ like Miss Nepal. These ‘model manufacturing’ contests might be one of the reason there are so many models around.

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When you can’t fit it in the traditional definition, you should redefine term itself so that, everybody fits in it. Then, what is the definition of Nepali version of Model ?

nitu chandLet me list out some of the points to be considered while drafting the definition of model. (I have only considered female models and male models are out of scope for this article):

  • In Nepal 5 ft 8 in is too much to expect from female models. 5 ft. tall might be an average height to be considered.
  • Usually models should bring their own dress, makeup kits, and make-up artist unless otherwise agreed beforehand. So, they are not promoting anything, except themselves.
  • Many models say that they have to pay the photographer or producers, not the other way around.
  • Only lucky models can show dress. All others should show the opposite.
  • Models should have a secondary job to pay for them. (When model agents, like cybersansar, can’t pay themselves enough and had to do alternative business, how can models expect to survive in that profession?)

0009-017Some modeling scandals and controversies might also be helpful while drafting the derination:

  • The modeling industry was shocked when models Ramita Bhandari and Sabu Shah were arrested on charges of trafficking girls promising lucrative jobs in Singapore.
  • Last year, when the Internet based prostitution racket run by Sangeeta Shrestha, was busted by the police, it was revealed that models were available for Rs. 50,000 per night. The rate of celebrities was twice that amount. Although, no names were revealed, it is clear some of them have opted to work in the business.
  • In an interview published in Saptahik, a model, Smita Thapa, told that she is earning more than 4-5 lakh a month. At the same time she told that she has lost track of how many people she has slept with. In response, another model Baby Thapa told that she also has a lot of boyfriends and is liberal in sexual relationship.
  • A model turned actress Namrata Shrestha sex scandal video showed her intimate moments with a married man — who wasn’t her boyfriend.
  • Another model turned actress Pooja Lama‘s similar scandal video forced her to marry the guy involved, temporarily. They got separated in less than a year.

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Said that, I don’t mean modeling is full of such things. There are some positive aspects too:

Many have taken it as the stepping stone to debut their acting career. For example, Jharana Bajracharya, Namrata Shrestha, Nisha Adhikari, Richa Singh Thakuri, Kalpana Shahi, Anuska Dhakal, Sunita Gandarva, Rekha Thapa, Richa Ghimire, Puja Lama, Yamuna Upreti all started their career as models. Others have started their career as air hostess, fashion business, and dancing in Nepali and foreign restaurants.

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Apart from moving on to another profession, some of the successful models — still modeling are, Nisha Adhikari, Namrata Shrestha, Binita Baral, Pooja Lama, Hema Shrestha, Kalpana Shrestha, Shristi Shrestha, Pragya Pokharel, Sahana Bajracharya, Sanju Pariyar, Aayushi Shah, Uma Thapa, Raj Ghimire. But, they also don’t fit into the definition of a model.

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With all these information, I hope you would be able to come up with a definition of Model in Nepali context. Please use the Facebook comment box OR the one below it, to post your definition.

31 thoughts on “Do Nepali Models fit in Model criteria ?

  1. most of the model in nepal dnt look lyk model as they are toooooooo fat n dnt hav any personality…….nepal most look for those one who are fit n fyn…….n are according to the demand of the defination of MODEL

  2. म अरुको मोडल हेर्दा पनि मेरो जिब्रो जर्छ
    अरुलाई नाङै देखौन मलाई मेरो आँखा पोल्छ
    अरुले देखाउन पनि देखाउस पनि अरुलाई हेर्न नचाउस
    पैसा को लागि भिज्न मन भये मेर मन लाई नखेदिउस

  3. what is mean of model ? which things are available to make good model. must of the Nepalese model are increasing to showing them naked body. they don’t know how to make good model of Nepal. In Nepal, who have slim body they should be model but i don’t agree with them . anyhow they have to become beauty and necessary things are knowledge, discipline, external and internal value and customs have to need.

  4. Actually Nepalese models more try to show the physical figure but they don’t care about their physical maintain,,, such as some are seem like that big belly fat so i would like to advice them if do you want to a real and attractive model you should care your figure.

  5. International Models?? Well!! for the writers: you got right height for Int’l models but for Nepal it opt to be 5.5. To some extent, ur views are supportive but what exactly your articles wants to say? Is it ur prospective for defining models??? (Fashion, from ur article seem to be very armature, let it be lone way) Whats the purpose of your writing in this arena??? One time you are promoting the scandal of models/ actress and the other time, simply saying in Nepal, models are just for promotions???? What are you trying to do with this articles??? Right definition of model?? Its a face what Plato defines as the ration of 22: 8 of nose. Where will you find that face??

    And to much your information! in world of fashion, there is nothing called beauty or natural. It’s vanity! If one wants to go inside instead of its cons, one cannot help it.

  6. Dear sir,
    Do Nepali Models fit in Model criteria ? JUST A FEW WORDS FOR MODEL AGENCIES DON’T TAKE IT IN NEGATIVE ACCEPT IT IN MEANINGFUL NEPALESE. BE PROUD AS A NEPALESE. DON’T AGENCIES THINK THAT THEY ARE SPOILING THE PATH OF MODELING ARE YOU ALL FAITHFUL? DO YOU ALL KNOW THE STANDARD OF INTERNATIONAL MODELING, DO YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT MODELS, IS THERE ANY CRITERIA OR NOT IN NEPAL OR JUST PICK UP FROM ANY WHERE YOU LIKE IT . I THINK FIRST TO THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THAT FIELD PLEASE TRY TO MEET INTERNATIONAL STANDARD SO OUR GIRLS CAN GO THROUGH IT AND REACH ITS GOAL. JUST LET ANY ONE TO POINT OUT FINGERS TO YOUR ESTEEMED AGENCIES AND TO THE MODELS.
    THANKING YOU…….

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  8. Nepali model jaslai nepal ko parivasa aaudaina, jaslai model ko artha taha chaina, jun keti khehi vedio ra nango snaps khidai ma model hudainan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,jastai aaile ka naya,,,,,,,yo binita baral,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,aru dherai e ni haru lai model vanna suhaudaina,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, e ni haru just mal hun,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,chado poisa kamaune meso matra ho,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  9. r u kiddin meh…models countable in hands might be u no okey type or else ….they not evn as preety as my house maid…yaaakk…how do people do modlin .they should first look at the mirror first b4 thinkin to b a model,,,

  10. indirect वेश्याबृत्तिको पाटो । चाँडै पैसा कमाउने विधा । महँगो जीवन तर सस्तो इज्जत ।
    मान्छे नाङ्गिएर मोडल भइँदैन ।

  11. No they don’t fit at all !
    It’s just a business to agencies and a media of getting popularity for any ladies. Any body can become a model in Nepal if you have money to pay for it. There is no any criteria needed for nepali modeling agencies.

    • Well what I want to say to all Nepali people is that we should make our own rule according to our own social, cultural, and background. Definately if you go for european countries or take their rule into consideration then how fair is it for Nepali people who because of food, origin and other various differences do not have tall height…On the other hand if you put strictly height and other features for defining model according to the things that suits to nepali people then european models would not fall into our criteria.

      • haha!!!! nepali kt haru model re???
        nepali boini haru, model hunu testo sajilo choina…..testo nath 5 ft or 5 ft. 5 vayera kehi kaam choina in world modeling…n also, tyo body dekhaunu ko lagi…euta figure vanne kura pani hunu paryo…. comparin’ 2 english models…u all r jus a poserrrrrrrr…. baru vada majna ra toilet safa garna jau cuz timi haru ko kaam choina modeling world ma :D

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