Miss Nepal International 2017, Niti Shah, made a huge blunder in Japan when she talked about the education of women in Nepal. She showed how unprepared she was in representing the country in an international arena. But, making mistake is human and, it is the way we learn a lot of things. That is what Niti is being told to do.
I am talking about the suggestion of Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi Shrestha. Asmi wrote a long message to Niti Shah and reminded her about Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt. I din’t know much about Alia Bhatt until I shared Asmi’s suggestion to Niti Shah in my previous post – (Suggestions to Niti Shah from ex-Miss Nepal)
Who is Alia Bhatt and what is Alia Bhatt blunder?
Alia Bhatt is the daughter of a well known Bollywood film director, Mahesh Bhatt. Being from an affluent family, Alia had lived a life in luxury and she could afford to be dumb and clueless about the majority of India. That was until she went to a TV interview and she made dumb mistake in 2014.
I wrote about the blunder Niti Shah made and how it is creating a backlash in my previous post. Miss Nepal 2017, Nikita Chandak, has written a post in support of Niti and asked everybody not to go after her because, she thinks, Niti did mistake like every human does. Here is the full status of Nikita:
Last time I had posted on wishing Niti luck for her coronation night.
The morning of November 14th when I woke up, I found so much of hate comments for her that she doesn’t deserve and so did I delete the post.
She is a human being like all of us. Mistakes happen and sometimes the days just aren’t in your favor. Sometimes you just can’t express your thoughts in a way that everyone else is looking for.
So, I request all of you to please understand. She has always been loved by all of you and love is what everyone deserves, motivation and positivity is what everyone deserves. So, let’s spread love, let’s spread positivity, let’s support, empower and encourage each other.
Watch the video of what Niti told:
Every international beauty contests have a swimsuit round and the swimsuit poses of beauty contest winners and models are not rare poses. But, after Miss World scraped the swimsuit round, the swimsuit poses of Miss Nepal winners have become rare. I haven’t found any swimsuit photos of any Miss Nepal after 2013. In a latest photo shared by Asmi Shrestha from Thailand, she is wearing a swim suit. But, the photo is not clear and the photo only shows her back. Yes, it is not a proper swimsuit photo but, that is the only one she has shared so far.
In another photo Asmi is seen wearing a jeans shorts with black top and holding a beer on a beach.
The outgoing Miss Nepal, Asmi Shrestha, gave a heart touching farewell speech during the finale of Miss Nepal 2017. I have transcribed the speech for those who would love to read it. Nikita Chandak was later crowned Miss Nepal 2017. The first runner up Rojina Shrestha was crowned Miss Nepal Earth, Niti Shah crowned Miss Nepal International and Sahara Basnet was crowned Miss Nepal Asia Pacific International crowns. Read the full report of Miss Nepal 2017.
The summary of Asmi Shrestha’s farewell speech (main points)
- The most important thing she did as Miss Nepal was ‘Classroom and Beyond’ project. The project had helped her to be the top five in Miss World in the ‘Beauty with the Purpose’.
- Meeting Nepali people in Nepal and abroad and feeling of the respect and love towards Miss Nepal title was heart touching to Asmi.
- Before being Newar or Bahun or Chhetri or Rai or any other caste, the Miss Nepal crown holder is a Nepali. She asked everybody to treat as being Nepali rather than being of certain caste.
- The crown had taught the crown holders to stay strong, to believe in themselves, and keep their heads high. She also believed that it has also prepared them for the life that lies ahead of them.
Video summary of the speech:
Full text of farewell speech
Namaste. Tonight, I stand here to leave my last official remark as as your Miss Nepal world 2016 and to express my gratitude and appreciation towards everyone. Tonight, I stand here to crown our Miss Nepal World 2017 and I believe she, who has worked hard genuinely. She, who has the kindest yet the strongest heart. She, who understands the compassion and prides in being a Nepali. And, she, who dares to dream, shall win tonight. Because, that’s what it takes to be a Miss Nepal. What a roller coaster ride it has been for me. The dearest part of my journey has to be Classroom and Beyond, the project, for which I spent most of my time. With your help, we were able to reach till top 5 of Miss World, the prestigious title Beauty with the Purpose.
The winner of Miss Nepal 2016, Asmee Shrestha (Asmi Shrestha) is a 22 years old, 5 feet and 7 inches tall beauty. Asmi was crowned the new Miss Nepal in an event held in Kathmandu on April 8, 2016 (read a report on Miss Repal 2016). Video profile:
Profile of Asmi Shrestha
- Name – Asmee Shrestha (Asmi Shrestha)
- Age – 22 years old
- Home – Baneshowr, Kathmandu
- Height – 5′ 7″
- Education – BBA
- Hobby – Listening to Music
- Favorite clothes – Jeans and t-shirt
- Modeling debut – In 2010
- Aim – To become a successful entrepreneur
In addition to winning Miss Nepal 2016 title, Asmee was also the winner of the Face of Classic Diamond 2014 beauty contest. After winning Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi was awarded with a Yamaha scooter and Rs. 100,000 in cash prize. She will also represent Nepal in Miss World 2016 to be held later in the year.
Asmee has graduated from Ace Institute of Management in in March 2016. (graduation photo attached below)
Childhood photo of Asmi Shrestha, Miss Nepal 2016:
22 years old Asmi Shrestha of Kathmandu has won the Miss Nepal 2016 title this year. In an event held in Hotel Annapurna on April 8, 2016, Asmi was crowned the new Miss Nepal. Miss Nepal 2015, Evana Manandhar crowned Ashmi the new 2016 version of the crown.
One of the 19 contestants, Ashmi was the contestant number 11. The 5 feet and 6 inches tall beauty was also the winner of Face of Classic Diamond 2014.