19 Miss Nepal 2017 final list

There are 19 finalist of Miss Nepal 2017. The contestants were selected by auditions held in various cities all over Nepal. For the first time in the history of the contest, this year, Skype auditions were also held for the applicants living abroad. This year, contestants from Kathmandu, Dharan, Pokhara, Butwal, Dhangadi, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj and Chitwan are contesting for the crown.

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The contestants were selected based on the talent, beauty, personality and the level of wisdom among the applicants. In the pre-final round 30 contestants were selected by eight different audition. Eleven contestants were eliminated to finalize the finalists. The final is scheduled to be held on June 2, 2017.
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Who are the Miss Nepal 2017 contestants ?

The official list of the Miss Nepal contestants is yet to be released. I have compiled the list of contestants from unofficial sources.

Unlike previous years, the organizers chose 30 contestants to begin with and then they eliminated 10 contestants as they progress. The final 20 contestants will compete in the finale. I am compiling the list of 20 finalist contestants. The following list is the confirmed finalist according to the individual contestants.

I will update this post again after the official list is released. The confiremd contestants so far are:

  • Rinku Bajracharya – Contestant number 2
  • Priyanka Khadka – Contestant number 3
  • Rojyna Shrestha – Contestant number 7
  • Niti Shah – Contestant number 11
  • Nikita Chandak – Contestant Number 14

UPDATE – Based on a photo uploaded by the official account of Miss Nepal in Instagram, there are 21 contestants including the daughter of the Miss Nepal choreographer Rachana Sharma Gurung – Amalia Sharma. It is interesting that there are two Rojina Shrestha and I am not sure which one is the contestant 7 – the Baneshowr one or the Mitrapark one. The previous unconfirmed list has to be :

  • Ajyona Tamrakar
  • Amalai Sharma
  • Rojina Shrestha (Baneshowr)
  • Rojina Shrestha (Mitrapark)
  • Gyani Maya Baral
  • Swostika Silwal
  • Anusha Lamsal
  • Ashima Baral
  • Dristi Katuwal
  • Urusha Adhikari
  • Kritika Giri
  • Barsha Pokharel
  • Rakhcha Karki
  • Anita Bhandari
  • Manjari Singh
  • Namrata Gurung
  • Sahara Basnet

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Miss Rai 2012 to be held on July 7

Miss Rai 2012 beauty pageant is going to be held on Ashad 23, 2069 (July 7, 2012). Miss Rai contest is organized by Kirat Rai Sanskritik Kendra. The contest will be held in Rastriya Nachghar in Jamal, Kathmandu. The event starts at 2:00 PM on Saturday July 7.


List of contestants in the beauty contest:

Contestant No. 1 – Sarada Rai
Contestant No. 2 – Yuma Rai
Contestant No. 3 – Yokki Rai
Contestant No. 4 – Eljina Rai
Contestant No. 5 – Sushma Rai
Contestant No. 6 – Shrijha Rai
Contestant No. 7 – Seli Rai

Contestant No. 8 – Aruna Rai
Contestant No. 9 – Ganita Rai
Contestant No. 10 – Goma Rai
Contestant No. 11 – Poonam Rai
Contestant No. 12 – Amrita Rai
Contestant No. 13 – Chhila Rai
Contestant No. 14 – Anu Rai
Contestant No. 15 – Anita Rai
Contestant No. 16 – Uma Rai

(credits badmasi.com)

Miss Jyapu to be held on March 17

We already have various ethnic beauty contests like Miss Newa, Miss Gurung, Miss Sherpa, Miss Tamang and so on. It seems such ethnic contests haven’t been able to include all the sub-ethnic communities. That might be the reason Miss Jyapu is going to be organized soon. Jyapu is a small sub-community within Newa or Newar community, opting agriculture as their profession. By default, Miss Newa is supposed to include all the beauties from Jyapu community.

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Miss Jyapu 2012 is going to be organized on March 17, 2012 (Chaitra 4. 2068 BS) and application for the beauties of age between 18 and 24 is open now. The particip
ants will be taught about the traditional agricultural practices and typical Newari tradition.

After Miss Jyapu (agriculture professionals) it seems, we will have more beauty contests like Miss Gubhaju (Newari Priests), Miss Shrestha (Merchants), Miss Pode (fishermen, sweepers), Miss Chyami (sweepers) and so on in the near future.

UPDATE: Miss Jyapu Beauty Pageant 2012 Registration Form

Samriddhi Rai representing Nepal in Miss Tourism Queen International 2011

UPDATE:  Samriddhi Rai was awarded Miss Personality in the Miss Toursim Queen International 2011. Click here for more photos of Samriddhi receiving the title.

Nepali beauty Samriddhi Rai is representing Nepal in Miss Tourism Queen International 2011, being held in China. Winner of online voting will be able to participate in the semifinal. If you want Samriddhi, you can also help her by voting online (it costs money to vote).  **Vote here.** (Voting closes soon on the 26th December 2011, at 1700 Hour GMT +08:00)

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Here are some stunning shots of Samriddhi from China:

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Miss UK Nepal 2011 – Gaumaya Gurung

Congratulation Miss UK Nepal 2011 Gaumaya Gurung.


The 19 year-old winner Gaumaya Gurung lives in Watford, London and is 5ft 2in tall.

Also, congratulations to Pragya Shrestha the first runner-up and Neelam Gurung the second runner-up. The event was organized on November 19, 2011.


Miss Little Culture, Pokhara is Tushar Dube

miss-little-cuture-pokhara A beauty and talent contest among the girls aged 6-12 years was held in Pokhara recently. The winner among the 9 contestants was Miss Tushar Dube.

The first runner up of the contest was Miss Ishma Gurung and second runnerup was Pringja Gurung. Ishma was also the Most Confident and Pringja also received the Best Cultural Dress title.

This should be the most rewarding contest as every contestant received at least one title. The title winners were:

  1. Miss Tushar Dube – Miss Little Culture
  2. Miss Ishma gurung – First runner up – Miss Little Culture and Most Confident
  3. Miss Pringja Gurung – Second
    runner up – Miss Little culture and Best Cultural Dress
  4. Miss Liza Koirala – Viewer’s Choice – Most Cute
  5. Miss Liza Pun – Most Disciplined
  6. Miss Sushma Poudel – Most Friendly
  7. Miss Ashminta Pun – Best Performence
  8. Miss Jesika Pun – Most Cute
  9. Miss Sophiya Kunwar – Best Smile

I wonder if they had some more titles and they didn’t have contestant to award the title.

Miss Air Hostess is an actress, Kajol Khadka

Kajol-Khadka-miss-airhostess Miss Kajol Khadka has become the Miss Air Hostess after defeating 21 contestants in an event held at the Rastriya Naachghar in Kathmandu. Kajol has received Rs. 35,000 in cash along with the Miss Air Hostess title.

All the contestants were the students taking Air Hostess training at Flight Tech International and Flying Institute. The whole event was simulated as an actual flight in "SA 101 of Sangrila Airlines". The captain of the 1:30 hour flight from Kathmandu to New Delhi was Captain S. Shrestha.

The first runnerup of the title was Miss. Urusha Shrestha and second runnerup was Manisha Gurung. Urusha and Manis
ha received the prize money of Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 15,000 respectively.

Kajol has acted in the leading role in her upcoming movie "Deshle ragat maage." The movie is directed by Badri Adhikari.

20 year old Miss Air hostess, Kajol Khadka, is 5.4” tall and weighs 48 Kg. She is doing her first year in Bachelor in Business Studies (BBS).


Sadichha stood out in Miss World ramp with peacock feather dress.

sadichha-miss-world In the Miss World modeling round, the audience clearly gasp and applaud when Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, opened up her peacock feathered dress (skip to 1:30 in the video below to see it for yourselves).

The dress was made out of Allo from Taplejung district in Nepal with peacock feathers attached to it. The designer of the dress are Uttam Banepali and Shiba Shrestha of Uttam Creations, Kupondole. The dress weighing 6 kg took 5 workers for 15 days to finish.

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Miss Teen Pokhara 2010 is Dipika Pahari

In a contest organized on October 10, Dipika Pahari was crowned Miss Teen Pokhara 2010. A 10th standard student, 15-year-old Dipika, was the youngest among the the 15 finalist.


The first runner up was Sarala Thapa and second runner up was Sanju Thapa in the contest. Miss Teen Dipika was also the winner of Best Creative title. Sanju was also the Miss Photogenic.

Anita Gurung was the Public Selection and Best Smile title winner, Salina Gurung got the Miss Talent and Miss Catwalk. Other title winners are: Pramila Ghale – Best Figure, Sunita CK – Best Friendly, Anita Thapa – Best Performance, Anu Gurung – Best Personality, Su
shma Subedi – Miss Smart, Merika Gurung – Best Dress, Asmita Gurung – Best Discipline, Purnima Rana – Miss Cjharming, Ayusha Buddharchya – Best Hair, and Anju Singh Khawas – Miss Attitude.


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Miss Teen Pokhara 2010 to be held on Oct. 10

After a long time Miss Teen Pokhara is going to be held this year. The contest was halted previously amidst protest of Maoist women groups.


13 to 19 year old participants of this year’s contest have started to practice for the grand finale, scheduled for Ashoj 24 (October 10, 2010). The contest is organized by The Right Arm International P. Ltd. (Photo – Kantipur)

Miss Mustang is Jyoti Thakali

Our Mustang has nothing to do with Ford car or horses. It is a beautiful place in Northern part of Nepal and that was where the Miss Mustang event was held.

In the second Miss Mustang beauty contest held recently Jyoti Thakali was selected the Miss Mustang 2010. 21 year-old Jyoti had to defeat 12 other participants to win the title and receive a cash prize of Rs. 15,000.

The first runner-up of the contest Dipika Lalchan received Rs. 10,000. The Miss Mustang 2009 Khusbu Lalchan crowned the new title winner in the event.

Do Nepali Models fit in Model criteria ?

The British Association of Model Agents (AMA) says that female models should be around 34-24-34 in (86-61-86 cm) and at least 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall.

How many of the Nepali models are taller than 5 ft 8 in ? I suspect none.

Wikipedia defines a model as ‘a person who is employed for the purpose of displaying and promoting fashion clothing or other products and for advertising or promotional purposes or who poses for works of art.’

  • How many of them are posing for ‘works of art’? Probably, none.
  • How many of the internet models are ‘promoting fashion clothing’ or other product ? A very small number of them, I believe.

Some of you might say that the definition of model, in this digital age, is changed. I agree, and I also believe so. But, there is still something amiss, odd, or awkward on the way our modeling industry is shaping up. I have lost track of the beauty contests, being held every other day — and I won’t be writing about them anymore unless they are ‘big enough’ like Miss Nepal. These ‘model manufacturing’ contests might be one of the reason there are so many models around.


When you can’t fit it in the traditional definition, you should redefine term itself so that, everybody fits in it. Then, what is the definition of Nepali version of Model ?

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Former crown princess Himani celebrated Teej

Related post – Teej – Festival of dance, music and fasting and (Audio songs)
himani-shah-teej festival The 33-year-old, former crown princess Himani looked beautiful in a red sari at a program organized by the Tourism Development Board in Lazimpat, Kathmandu to celebrate Teej and choose ‘Teej Pari’ of this year.

The participants of the beauty contest ‘Teej Pari’ are married women and this is among a few beauty contest organized for married women.

The three-member jury to choose this year’s Teej Pari or ‘Mrs. Nepal’ included the first Miss Nepal, Ruby Rana.  The former crown princess placed the crown on the head of Kusum Bajracharya, the Teej Pari 2010.

Himani is originally from India’s Rajasthan. In recent time she is seen doing things normal citizen are doing like – paragliding in Pokhara, shopping in Kathmandu’s malls, and taking her children to the cinema.

Following gallery features photographs of Himani in the Teej event (photo credits – Deepesh Karki/onlinekhabar).