The titles of Miss Sherpa and Miss Friendship were dragged into controversy when the announcer called the wrong name for the title. The titles were awarded to the wrong contestant.
Pema Yanjee Lama (Sherpa) was given the Miss Sherpa title instead of the real winner Nigma Yangjee Sherpa. Similarly Dolma Sherpa was given the Miss Friendship title instead of the real winner Doma Sherpa. When Doma Sherpa and her parents started raising their voice against the injustice, the originators had to run away after realizing the mistakes.
The organizers were quoted as telling that the mistake occurred due to similarity of names of different contestants. As every contestants were given their own numbers, blaming the similarity in names is a lame excuse.
The event was held at the Rastya Naach Ghar Jamal,Kathmandu. In the ceremony Miss Sherpa was awarded with Rs. 25,000 cash and crown. It is still to be known who will be the real owner of the prize.