The 2017 edition of Miss Nepal beauty contest has started on April 19, 2017 with an orientation program in Kathmandu. The 22nd edition of the contest has 30 initial participants. The contestants this year included young girls from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Butwal, Dhulabari and Chitwan. One third of these participants will be eliminated before the 20 contestants are selected for the finale contest to be held on June 2, 2017.
Four Miss Nepal titles this year
In the past contests there used to be top 3 titles selected to participate in three different international beauty contests. This year, one more title is added to send a Nepali beauty to Miss Asia Pacific contest. To select the top 4, top 7 finalists will compete in the final round. In the past three winners used to be selected from the final round of Top 5 contestants.
For the first time in Miss Nepal contest, some of the contestants also participated in the audition remotely. The girls living abroad who wanted to participate in Miss Nepal also participated in the audition through Skype call. The organizers have told that they are expecting participants from Dubai and Hong Kong.
According to the organizers, this year’s Miss Nepal contest is going to be highly competitive because of the participants from the diverse professional fields. There are well known professional models, engineers, architects, entrepreneurs and girls from other fields. It is going to be tough for the winner to excel in such a diverse and talented contestant pool.
The organizer offers a six-weeks long training course on various topics including personality development and other skills. In addition to various programs, the contestants will also participate in a three-day-long close camp training programme to be held in Dhulikhel.
The names and details of the contestants is yet to be released by the organizer. I wrote about Niti Shah – who had declared her participation in the contest.
Miss Nepal 2017 titles
- Miss Nepal World 2017
- Miss Nepal Earth 2017
- Miss Nepal International 2017
- Miss Nepal Asia Pacific 2017
- The Kathmandu Post Miss Intellect
- Hyundai Miss Friendship
- Berger Miss Talent
- Hair n Shanti Miss Best Hair
- Goldstar Miss Athelete
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