Shrinkhala Miss World Journey – April to December 2018

It was on April 11, 2018, Miss Nepal 2018 Shrinkhala Khatiwada was crowned the new Miss Nepal. Right after that, she started preparing for the Miss World competition. She did an awesome work to a Chepang community in her home district.

Right before Miss Nepal finale – Shrinkhala wrote – “Miss Nepal was not a coincidence for me. I have dreamed and visualized of myself being here for years now. I never told anyone because I was scared that people might not think I was worthy enough.”

And she won the title!

A video report on her journey :

March

In Miss Nepal she did this:

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The project that I've chosen for my beauty with purpose is time relevant and something where I can use my architecture expertise at. Context: After the earthquake, government decided to provide Rs.3,00,000/- to houses that got destroyed beyond repair. The first tranche, Rs.50,000/- has been distributed successfully. However, for the remaining amount one has to have a proper municipal drawing ensuring that the house is earthquake resilient. But due to absence of architects or engineers, beneficiaries are deprived of a handsome sum that is a big amount for people at affected districts. Here's where I come in. I have proposed to organize a campaign at Bhimphedi where we target on creating drawings for 100 affected houses. This amounts to Rs.2,50,00,000 that the beneficiaries will be getting from our little help. A house is not just a physical structure. It has emotional attachment to it and if our effort can help someone build a house where they can start rebuilding their dreams and memories into every piece of brick, that's a big win for us! I worked at Lumanti support group for shelter, who works for a similar cause, before joining Miss Nepal to get a better understanding and expertise at the subject. I was a part of volunteer campaign at Sindhupalchowk before that, where we drafted 225 drawings in 3 days time. It was a huge success. That was when I decided my beauty with purpose project. Hopefully, I will be successful with my cause and I hope all my 24 sisters achieve their beauty with purpose as well. They all have great ideas! Privileged to be around such substantial women! Have a great night everyone 💕

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Before the contest she told:

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The finale is almost here and this might be my last post before we leave for closed camp tomorrow. Idk where I begin to express what I'm going through right now.. Miss Nepal was not a coincidence for me. I have dreamed and visualized of myself being here for years now. I never told anyone because I was scared that people might not think I was worthy enough. Over the years as my confidence and determination grew stronger, I found that a lot of people wanted to see me participate as well. And today, receiving tremendous amount of love and support from all of you is surreal for me. I am still not able to believe that there are people out there, who haven't met me yet, giving their valuable time, words, love and support just to encourage me. THANK YOU! All of you have added feathers to my wings. I am learning everyday and with God's grace, hopefully, I fly on the 11th of April. This journey has been life changing. It wasn't easy for a studious girl, who loved and limited herself to the comfort of a close group of friends and family, to come out into a field where she was public. To get into glamour, walk and makeup instead of books, research and design. I know I've come a long way and I know better that I have yet to improve. But. My core values and my roots are what make me confident. Winner or runner, I believe that all the 25 of us have already won. The journey is more beautiful than the destination they say, and I have gained so much already. Dear Universe, Thank you! Thank you EVERYONE! You all have been wonderful. I hope I won't disappoint anyone. I promise to give my best. I hope luck, destiny and universe will reward me with the best possible outcome. 😇 See you after the finale! 💕 #Blessed #contestantno25 #journeytomissnepal

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And after winning the title:

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Last 24 hours has been SURREAL! Still processing the fact that I have won the Miss Nepal World 2018! Universe has been kind to me. Thank you! To everyone who thought that I was capable and deserving… The moment before the show started, a feeling engulfed me. I strongly felt that my life was about to change on the other end of the night. I couldn't hold my tears back and strangely, I couldn't explain why. It wasn't fear or nervousness, not anxiety either. It was faith that my entire life had lead me to that moment and I just BELIEVED! And here I am, 24 hrs since the crowning, heavier with new responsibilities however, lighter at heart. I am deeply humbled by all your warm wishes. You guys have been amazing! I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. I promise to always respect what the crown stands for and what it's representing. I'll make you guys proud, our country proud… I promise you! 💕 Also thankful for the subtitles, Yamaha Miss Fascino and Livon miss beautiful hair. 😊 All these pictures were randomly found on social media, credits to all the amazing photographers!

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And, this is something very interesting:

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So, every new year I sit down to set goals for the year ahead. 2074 was the year where I listed out things that seemed overachieving in every aspect! Yet, I BELIEVED. I had this very strong feeling that bigg things were happening in the coming year and I worked hard, pushed myself to the limits and.. ACHIEVED all of them. 2. Came as 1st runner up. This was BIG! 3. Thesis topper! ( Still the biggest academic achievement of my life.) 4. Trekked to Tilicho lake. 5. Done! 6. Won the Miss Nepal World 2018! 7. For someone with personal insecurity issues, I've come a long way. I've never been more confident in my own skin. I'm starting 2075 with an even bigger goal. To win the MISS WORLD 2018. An unachievable goal it may seem but believing is the very first step and miracles do happen. This is a post to remind me and everyone else that anything is possible if you work with pure intentions, hard work, determination and will power. I always imagined making this post on 1st of Baisakh, 2075 and its happening! Best wishes and a very Happy New Year to everyone! Imagine. Believe. Achieve!

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This is Shrinkhala

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Two years back, as an insecure girl who tried so hard to be "perfect", I blamed the society for stereotyping the ideals of beauty. Two years later, I still stand firm to what I wrote then but, how I feel about myself has changed. I realised that you can't change the world but you can do something even bigger, change YOURSELF! Acceptance is where happiness begins. Accept the way you look, accept your body shape, your skin tone, your body hair, your thighs, your face, your skin texture, your hands and your feet.. YOU and everything about you that you were gifted with when you were born. BUT, try to change who you are as a human being, there can always be a better version to that. Amidst the talks of the Royal wedding and Meghan going makeup free, I found this post relevant. Immense respect to her for setting a new path for us to feel more comfortable in our own skin. I, being a Miss Nepal, often get comments on how I am so " perfect". Let me tell you a secret, I'M NOT! I try my level best to beat my insecurities but I too, fail a lot. But, I know that I have come a long way and I hope you guys will too start being accepting towards your beautiful self. WE ALL ARE BEAUTIFUL! 💕

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Beauty with a purpose

Finalized:

Site Selection:

And the Topper Award:

And Thesis winner:

A natural scene:

BWAP design

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Here, I present to you the proposed design for the health post. Since we have a time constraint and we need immediate delivery, we decided on using permanent prefabricated materials that last 50-70 yrs. We will have an outdoor waiting area, a reception with waiting, a Pre-ot, an OPD, a birthing center, a ward room, a differently-abled friendly w/c, two public w/c, a store and a children recreation center. The reason why I am revealing everything is because I need all of your support. Raising roughly $40,000/- (in cash or kind) in a short span is a Herculean task but, I believe, with all your support, it's possible! WE CAN DO IT! I will be further updating on how we can contribute. I have been working on a long term goal, which is slowly taking it's shape . Just your love and kind words are motivation enough for me. But, I know we can do more ,❤️ Let's make health not luxury, but, necessity. Kailash rural municipality needs us! Special thanks to @talkinggovinda and @beebekshrestha . Thank you so much! #blessed🙏 #missnepal #missnepal2018 #missworld #missworld2018 #mnformw #bwap #bwp

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Prime Minister:

Funds raised

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That's the way to the site for the health post. Almost 2.5 hours drive along roads like this followed by another 3 hours of walk to reach the site. Conditions have specially worsened due to monsoon. The alternative is to drive a truck or a tractors up the river! Which, again, isn't possible as the rivers have grown this season. I took a challenge by choosing a site like this. But, I'm still hopeful for the best. I believe that we need to address the need rather than create it. The people there need to travel such a distance for primary health care services. The health post will definitely make a difference! ❤️ We are still in need of your support. Every little donation counts 😊 Bank Name : MEGA Bank Nepal Limited Branch Address : Hetauda A/C Name : One Home Foundation A/C Number : 0760010008691 Swift Code : MBNLNPKA https://www.gofundme.com/health-post-for-chepang-community?member=496348 Video credit :@_adhikar_ Da #missnepal2018 #missworld2018 #bwap #mnformw #missnepal #missworld #journeytomissworld

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Miss World start – November

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THANK YOU NEPAL! As I sit here, wearing the sash of "Miss Nepal World", carrying our beloved flag, my heart is overwhelmed with emotions. Idk where do I begin and idk how do I end it when the journey has only just begun. It's been six months since I was crowned as a miss Nepal and these have by far been the best months of my life. Above everything else, I earned a lot of people. Each one of you are the reason that keeps me moving. Times aren't always in your favor, you can't always be perfect at everything, there are days when you question if it's all worth it. These are the times when I remember the love, support and faith from each one of you. I remember why I am doing this. This is for Nepal! This is to show the world that Nepalese are right there, shoulder to shoulder. To show our humility, our dedication, our simplicity our love. I am still not perfect at everything but, no one really is. I'm taking my strengths with me. I have done everything that I could do to represent Nepal the best at the world stage. Thank you for all your faith in me. With all your love and support, I'm more confident than ever! I hope I make you all proud. ❤️ नेपाल आउदा ताज लिएर आउन पाउ, नेपालीलाई विश्व भरि चिनाएर आउन पाउ।💕 @missworld #missnepal2018 #missworld2018 #bwap #mnformw #missnepal #missworld #journeytomissworld #visitnepal2020

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And this

The last one is coming soon… stay tuned!

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