Miss Nepal 2019 grand finale is being held on May 9, 2019 (Baisakh 26, 2076) at Laboratory H.S. School premises in Kritipur. The ticket to the event costs Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 3,000. The ticket to the event is available to purchase online through mobile banking system. This year is an special event for the beauty contest because, it is the 25th year of the start of the contest. The contest started in 1994 to send Nepali contestants to international beauty contests. In the 25 years, the contests were held every year except in the year 2001, 2006 and 2008. In the year 1997 two Miss Nepal contests were held in the same year – one by the original organizer, Kathmandu Jaycees and another by The Hidden Treasure, the current organizer. After that year, Kathmandu Jaycees ceases to organize the event on its own.
At the end of the training period, the contestants have started to thank their supporter and prepare themselves for the finale. Here are some of the statements of the contestants:
There are a lot of beauty contests held in Nepal. The trend has extended beyond the Nepali border as Nepali people settle in various countries in the world. Beauty contests are held among young girls.
Popularity of Beauty Contest
Most of these beauty contests are held for the personality development and starting career in entertainment industry. The sudden rise in the number of beauty contests in Nepal can be attributed to the business aspect of the contests. These contests are usually held by training institutes, education institutes, and event managers. They train young girls and test their qualification by organizing the contests. It has also become a platform for young girls in various stages of their lives. For example, there used to be a beauty contest among girls appearing in SLC examination – Miss SLC. Similarly Miss College, Miss Plus Two were also held.
As Nepali people migrate to other countries and their children grow young, similar trend has also started in foreign countries. Beauty contests among Nepali girls in foreign countries are:
Miss US Nepal
Miss Australia Nepal
Miss UK Nepal
Miss Hong Kong Nepal
The distribution of beauty contests among Nepali girls in foreign countries are held in countries that host a lot of Nepali people on permanent basis. These countries are India, USA, UK, Australia, and Hong Kong. Continue reading
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.
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. Continue reading
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 :
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
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.
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: 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)
Here are some stunning shots of Samriddhi from China:
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).
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.
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.
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)