Miss Nepal 2018 contestants – What do they say about themselves

Video report:

1. Mahima Singh

22-year-old Mahima Singh from Kathmandu is 5 ft 6 inches tall and is a BBA graduate.

I do believe in taking risks in life because until you take a step you never know what life holds for you. This is why I’m a participant of MN 2018

Previous Experience:

– Modeling in 2013-2014
– Face of House of Fashion Constant 2013

2. Ronali Amatya

22 years old Ronali Amatya was also the Model Hunt Nepal 2016 and Miss Eco Internation Nepal 2017 winner. She is 5 ft 7 inches tall.

I am a business graduate and a freelance model who loves to travel and also a fitness enthusiast. I aspire to inspire people in every possible way.

Modeling since 2016 (August)
Model Hunt Nepal 2016
Miss Eco International 2017 represented Nepal in Egypt
Various Photo-shoots and runway shows

Model Hunt Nepal- Title Winner; Best Personality
Miss Eco International 2017, Miss Congeniality
Goodwill Ambassador of Lions Club Himchuli

Academic qualification:
BBm Graduate from Bangalore University
Best Outgoing Student in Entire Batch.

3. Kashya Adhikari

23-year-old Kashya Adhikari from Birgunj was the second runner up in Angel 2010 contest. She is 5 ft 6 inches tall.

I believe nothing is impossible to achieve when someone dedicate and devote themselves for it single mindedly.

VJ in Ramailo Television
2nd Runner up “Angel 2010” ( National Level Beauty Pageant)
Wave Magazine shoot for Teej Festival
Featured in Himalayan Times TGIF “ Street Fashion”

2nd Runner-up “Angel 2010”
Best Dancer for Boogie Woogie in Birgunj 2009
Director of Children and Women empowerment Committee “ LEO CLUB Durbarmarg”

Academic Qualification:
Bachelor in Business Administration

4. Anupama Bastola

21 years old Anupama Bastola from Biratnagar, is was one of the top 10 of Purbanchal Super Models of 2013. She is 5ft 6 inches tall.

I am an optimistic person, 21 year old and representing Biratnagar, I am fun loving, nature lover and foodie kind of person. I am active and energetic

I have participated in miss LEO 2015, participated in Miss Purbeli Super Model 2013 and also participated in Fashion Nova (FASHION SHOW), In Birat expo as well.


I won Miss Leo 2015, Best hair subtitle award in Mis Purbeli Supermodel 2013.

I have completed my +2 in science and bachelor in mass communication. I was awarded by Biratnagar Metropolitan for working in the sector of flood management and youth empowerment. I am also running an organization named “Hami Yuwa” since 2 years and slide by side also running a Boutique business. Also, I work as a Media person in Biratnagar.

5. Sandhya Adhikari

23-year-old Sandhya Adhikari comes from Chitwan and is 5 ft 6 inches tall.

I am 23 years old. I am a fun loving girl who loves making friends and travelling. I am a kind soul who aim to do something for the needy people. My hobbies are singing and dancing.

I have completed by Bachelors on Dental Surgery.

6. Sharvani Pandey

21 years old Sharvani Pandey is a resident of Kathmandu. She is 5 ft 7 inches tall.

I am extremely focused and determined individual who believes in living life in its entirety and constantly growing. I believe how deeply you touch others’ lives, is how rich your own life is.

I am a performer, model and professional dancer. I have done a few shoots for an online jewelry store and a portfolio shoot. I aspire to be an actor. I was also a member of all girls jazz dance crew.

Diploma in Classical Dance, Colours of excellence in dance and Drama, President of Dramatics in school.

Bachelors in English Literature and Political Science. Dramatics President in school. Received colours of excellence for Dance and Drama. Crowned “lady of the Night” of my School.

7. Sushmita Sapkota

22-years-old Sushmita Sapkota, comes from Chitwan and is 5 ft 6 inches tall.

I am Susmita Sapkota and I am 23 years old. I am a very optimistic person who believes failure is much better than not trying…i love to make painting’s though i am not a good painter i find playing with colours is always a fun and i also love to cook food and feed others.

Talking about my modelling background or being into any beauty pagants before, i am fresh in this field i don’t have any experience yet but its my dream to be a Miss Nepal and i am on my way learning and facing new challenges everyday.

I love to sing songs and i have also given audition once at chitwan idol and Nepal idol too.. I am never afraid to do things that i love and i believe myself than any other things.

I have been a president of Nepal junior red cross circle during my school days and i was a very good athlete and have won a lot of trophies in running basketball long jump footbal..

“Be beautiful be the change ”

8. Priya Sigdel

23 years old Priya Sigdel is representing Kathmandu and is also one of the two tallest contestants in Miss Nepal 2018 . She is 5 ft 9 inches tall. Priya was the 1st runner up in Miss Global International 2012.

I am Priya Sigdel, Contestant number 8, born and brought up in Kathmandu. I am 23 years old and 5ft 9 inch tall.

Early Life and Family

I was born on the 8th of December to the most wonderful parents. I am the first of three, I have a sister who is 21 and a brother who is 19. My family has always been my top priority and I can even take bullet for them.
Education. I completed my SLC from Guheshwari Boarding High School. +2 in management from Xaviers International and Bachelors in Development Studies from National College.

I am an extrovert, I love interacting with people. I enjoy traveling and dancing,being around my friends, watching horror movies makes me happy.

Professional Life

I am a social entrepreneur. I have been working for Women Empowerment and Menstrual Hygiene Management for the past 4 years.

I served as vice-president of Rotract club of Kathmandu Metro.

I am one of We Inspire Nepal & UNESCO’s 50 Female Champions 2016.

I represented Nepal as a Global Youth Peace Ambassador at Chandigarh, India 2016

I was country coordinator for Bangladesh-Nepal Youth Convention in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2017

I was selected as a Global Changemaker and represented Nepal at the Global Changemaker Youth Summit 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Currently, I am working as President of Hatti Hatti, which is an organization working for women empowerment and recently I was appointed as country coordinator for UDDAN which is an international project working on women empowerment and menstruation hygiene.

Miss Nepal

I have always dreamed of becoming a Miss Nepal for as long as I can remember. Initially when I was small my attraction towards Miss Nepal was for the beauty and glamour part of it but as I grew up I understood how impactful a pageant like Miss Nepal can be for me, my confidence as well as for the people around me and for the initiatives I have been working on and wish to work for in the future.

9. Shikshya Sangroula

This 22-year-old Shikshya Sangroula is the winner of Little queen Biratnagar 2007, Little Queen Nepal 2007, Liril Fresh Face Season 2. She also was one of the top 10 face of Classic Diamond 2017. She is 5 ft 6 inches tall.

Sikshya tells about herself:

I am an independent girl who loves to help others and I make sure I accomplish my goal that I set in life.

Previous experience:
I have worked as a model since 2013. I have been involved in different fashion shows of Nepal such as TGIF Nepal Fashion Week 2016, Classic Diamond TPJFS Season 4, I worked as a TV Host for Kantipur and Hosted Liril Fresh Face season 3 and 4. I am also a voice-over artist.

Little queen Biratnagar 2007, Little Queen Nepal 2007, Liril Fresh Face Season 2 (Winner), Top 10 face of Classic Diamond 2017.

Academic Qualification:
Completed Bachelor in Business Administration from Kathmandu University. I was the caption of my school and I was equally good at sports and poetry. I was awarded as the sports girl of the year in 2010 and got second position in Inter College Poetry Competition on 2012.

10. Manita Devkota

22-years-old Manita Devkota comes from Gorkha. Manita is 5 ft 8 inches tall.

About herself Manita says:

22-years-old Gorkhali girl who is passionate about human rights, Women right, education, food and travelling, I am a firm believer in the quote “be better, do better”

I have experience in social work and volunteering. My Passions are girl’s educations, Women rights and Mensuration. I have worked with multiple organizations like “she’s the first” and “Days for Girls” to promote my Passions.

Academic Qualification:
University Graduate
Alana Awards
Dean’s List
Honor Roll

11. Anashrut Pant

22-years old Anashrut Pant is 5 ft 8 inches tall.

About herself, Anashrut says:

I am a 22 year old student studying an undergraduate under business studies.

Previous experience:
I’ve never had any pageant experience but I’ve always been praised for my communication skill

Academic Qualification:
Always awarded as a best presenter

12. Jyotshna Chettri

Jyotshna is a nurse based in Australia. 23-year-old Jyotshna is 5 ft 8 inches tall.

I am 24 years old and I work as a Registered Nurse in Sydney. I am a very ambitious and dedicated person. I absolutely love weight training and pizza.

Previous Experience:
Done Few Photo-shoots.
Worked in Maternity/Birth unit, which as inspired me.

Won several speech Competitions
Won many dance competitions

Academic Qualification and Achievements:
Completed Bachelor in Nursing from Western Sydney University.
Participated in International Earth science Olympia in 2011, Held in Italy.

13. Laxmi Pant

Laxmi Pant, 22, of Mahendranagar stands 5 ft 6 inches tall.

About herself: I am 22 years old and representing my beautiful hometown Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur.I am an extrovert and kind hearted person with lots of emotion and optimistic thoughts. I believe that “Everything happens for its own good”.

I won best personality and stylish persons Award in College. I have won many awards in basketball, TT, Football, long Jump etc.

I have completed my BBA. I have attended two months training program organized Bold School and open space Nepal where i got chance to learn many things which is still helping me to groom myself.

14. Suvekshya Shrestha

22-year-old Suvekshya Shrestha comes from Dang. She is a Pharmacy graduate from Kathmandu University. She is 5 ft 9 inches tall and is one of the two tallest contestants in the Miss Nepal pageant.

About herself Suvekshya says:

I am a very optimistic and hardworking person and I believe in “whatever happens; happens for good”. Strongly

Previous Experience:
Miss Teen Nepal 2013

Miss Teen Nepal 2013- 2nd runner up
Miss model of Miss Teen Nepal 2013
Miss Talent
Miss Fresher of Pharmacy Department- Batch 2013 KU

Academic Qualification:
I have completed Bachelors in Pharmacy from Kathmandu University. I was a Dang District topper when I was in Grade 8.

15. Laxmi Poudel

22 years old Laxmi Poudel is from Bhairahawa. She is 5 ft 7 inches tall.

About herself: I am a person who believes in Learning. So, this year I am in Miss Nepal 2018 to learn something and utilize the things that I have Learned there.

Well. I am into modeling for past six years. People know me as a model but, I want to be a role model for them and give something back to the society that I have learned from this platform.

President of Nicholson Student Council
Best Player

Academic Qualification:
Bachelors in Business Studies.

16. Aastha Saakha

Aastha Saakha is a 21-year-old business student from Bhaktapur. She also was a part of Miss teen 2012. She is 5 ft 7 inches tall.

I’m dedicated, hardworking Person Filled with compassion and zeal to do work that comes across my life.

Previous Experience.

  • Miss teen (2012)
  • House of Fashion (HOF) 2015


  • Miss Sports (2012)
  • Basketball Inter College Gold and Silver

Academic Qualification:

  • BBA Graduate for ACE Institute of Management.
  • Captain of College Basketball Team.
  • Represented Nepal at Korea for young Exchange Cultural Program.

17. Mamta Joshi

21 years old Mamta Joshi is Miss Pokhara 2017. She got direct entry to Miss Nepal 2018. She is 5 ft 7 inches tall.

I am quiet introvert kind of person who is shy and joyful. I am fond of cooking, reading books and travelling. I am independent girl works as a staff nurse.

Previous 5 months back, I was one of the contestant of Miss Pokhara 2017 was my best time till date. It had help me to build my confidence. Boost my ability and taught me many new things. The person I am now is because of Miss Pokhara’s great experience. Thankful to them

Miss Pokhara 2017 (winner)
Miss Pokhara 2017-Miss Intellectual 2017 (sub title)

Academic Qualification:
PCL Nursing Completed


18. Sayara Lama

22-year-old Sayara Lama comes from Dhankuta and is a BBA graduate. She is 5 ft 6 inches tall.

Sayara says:

Energetic, Active, be independent and be yourself. BBA Graduate Student- outgoing, extrovert person.

I am good at basketball and dance. During my higher studies, I won best player of basketball. Also during my university, I won a gold medal at basketball and at tug of war.

  • Student of the year, 2016 at DAV college of Management.
  • Won First Prize at Dance Competition in Rajasthan University, India

19. Asma Dhungana


Ashma Dhungana of is 5 ft 7 inches tall.

Asma introduces herself:

I am a 21 and studying my final semester of BBA from Kathmandu University. I am an American Embassy Grant Recipient for promoting collaborative democracy in rural Nuwakot.


  • Kid Queen Birgunj 2006
  • VJ in my Third Year
  • Wrote and directed a play at Sarwanaam Theater


  • Best Student in Overall achievement (High School)
  • Volunteer at Red Cross

Education: BBA Fourth Year, KU

20. Megha Shrestha

22-years old Megha Shresth is based in Japan. She is 5 ft 7 inches tall.

Megha introduces herself as:

I am a Nepali girl grown up in Japan, since I was 8, have been modeling as my profession after I graduated my university in Japan.

Previous Experience:
I have been modeling for two years in Japan. Experience in sports; Bagging 2 gold in soft tennis national gale for last two consecutive years.


  • Miss university 2016 (Kansai Gaikokugo Universitiy)
  • Soft Tennis National Game at Biratnagar Single Gold Medal 2017/2018.

Academic qualification: Graduate in Japanese University/ junior high/ High school.

21. Shristi Karki

22-year-old Shristi Karki is from Bhaktapur and is 5 ft 5 inches tall.

About herself, Shristi says:

Namaste, I am Shristi Karki contestant number 21 representing my hometown Bhaktapur. I am an actor by profession. I believe in seeing dreams with my dedication and hard work. I make sure to make the dream come true. I believe in saying love and live like there’s no tomorrow.

Previous Experience
I was in Spain for 5 years. I have had many experiences throughout these 5 years and last year I came back to Nepal and I had an opportunity to enter in movie industry. I have worked as a dancer in the movie name Gangster Blues and recently I have done a movie name America Boys.

I used to win the dance competition back in my school days and back in my college days I weas also crowned as a “ Miss College” title in 2011.

Academic qualification and Achievements

I have done my air-hostess course in Spain and done with my bachelors there but here in Nepal I am again doing my bachelor in mass communication and journalism.

22. Aalisha Adhikari

21 years old Aalisha Adhikari, represents Jhapa district. She is 5 ft and 6 inches tall.

I am 21 years old girl and representing only anti_banda Town, Surunga of Jhapa district. I believes in success only after hard labour. I follow simple living and high thinking. I always try to move myself towards positivity because I know if we want to change the world we have to start from oneself. I am not a queen but I want to rule my country with love, peace and care.

Participated in

  • Miss Mechi 2016 (top-5 Finalist)- Miss most beautiful
  • Dance choreography on Miss SEE Jhapa 2017
  • Miss Teen Jhapa 2017

Academic Qualification: Bachelors 3rd year

23. Alisha Budathoki

20 years old Alisha Budathoki is a resident of Bhaktapur and is 5 ft 8 inches tall.

About herself, Alisha says:

I am hardworking and enthusiast type of person. I love to take challenges in life. I also have the capability to deal with everything in life and my perseverance is my greatest strengths.

Previous Experiences

  • As I am from the technical background, I have gathered experience from attending different programs conducted for an active participation of girls in technology.
  • Academic qualification and Achievements : I am current pursuing in computer science and technology.

24. Anjila Mahat

22 years old Anjila is based in Australia. She is 5 ft 8 inches tall.

About herself, Anjila says:

I am an university graduate who loves reading novels, travelling to new places and knowing about different cultures.

Previous experience : Experience of photo-shoots in the past but never participated in beauty pageant.

Awards : Received awards in different sports in my school years. Mostly received awards for basketball, Kho-Kho and Kabaddi.

Academic qualification and achievements : Completed Bachelors in Nursing from Queensland University of technology and was working as a Registered Nurse.

25. Shrinkhala Khatiwada

22-years old Shrinkhala Khatiwada comes Hetauda and is an architect. She is 5 ft 6 inches tall. Shrinkhala is a very good student.

She says:

I’m someone who loves to be around people, who helped you grow to become a better person. I have a tight group of people whom I’d take with me to the end of the Earth, My confident, My happy pills. I love travelling and reading. I’m a passionate writer and dream to publish at least a book someday.

It’s my first time participating in a beauty pageant However, I’ve had a plenty of experience at my field of architecture. I was the personal relations officer at an architecture exhibition that we did in 2015. Where i was in charge of bringing in the sponsors and communicating with the media. I’ve volunteered for post earthquake reconstruction at Jaraayotaar and Melamchi, Sindhupalchowk. I was featured in an Ad campaign for MnS VMAG.


  • Asian Paints design competition, Architecture Student Award 2016, Winner.
  • Kaleidoscope, Heroes of the Future, Architecture student award, National, 2017
  • Winner, Debate Competition – 9th Grade
  • Topper in Bachelor in Architecture (Year 2, Part 2; Year 5, Part 1 and Year 5 Part 2)

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