Well known model Nikita Chandak was crowned the new Miss Nepal – Miss Nepal 2017 in an event held in Kathmandu on Friday, June 2, 2017. A representative of Morang, Chandak was selected from the pool of 19 contestant. Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi Shrestha crowned the new Miss Nepal. In addition to winning the crown, Chandak also wan Miss Confident and Miss Popular Choice awards. After winning the crown, Nikita will represent Nepal in Miss World 2017 beauty contest.
The runner up, Rojina Shrestha, was crowned Miss Nepal Earth 2017. Rojina will represent Nepal in Miss Earth 2017.
The second runner up, Niti Shah, was crowned Mis Nepal International 2017. Niti will represent Nepal in Miss International 2017.
The third runner up, Sahara Basnet was crowned Miss Nepal Asia Pacific International 2017. This is an additional crown introduced in the 2017 edition of Miss Nepal. Sahara Basnet will represent Nepal in Miss Asia Pacific International 2017.
Full video of the event.
The finale of Miss Nepal was held at Hotel Annapurna.
The chief judge of the event, the governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, Chiranjivi Nepal, had asked the final question to the top 7 contestants – “What contribution can the women of Nepal give in the development of the country?”.
I will update on the sub-title winners in a while.
Photo credit – Pahilopost
Who is Nikita Chandak?
I had prepared a video report on Nikita Chandak earlier – expecting her to win the crown. I had prepared video reports of only two contestants – Nikita and Niti Shah. While Nikita won the title, Niti won the Miss Nepal International title.
Contestants of 2017 edition of Miss Nepal
There were variety of contestants in the 2017 edition of the Miss Nepal in terms of profession they were involved in. There were two engineers, business graduates, science graduates, journalism graduates and professionals in other field. All the 19 contestants were educated, talented and the competition was fierce for the crown.
A few days before the competition, one of the past Miss Nepal, Sadichha Shrestha, Miss Nepal 2010, was awarded in one of the top business schools in the world, AIT. A proof that the Miss Nepal are more than beautiful and attractive face. (Read about Sadichha’s achievement)
I wrote about the contestants in a number of earlier posts. Read the earlier posts to know more about the contestants: