The Miss Nepal Earth 2019, Riya Basnet, went to Philipines to participate in the Miss Earth beauty contest last week. She wrote:
Today as I am about to embark for another big adventure of my life, I recall the times when the thought of standing at the stage gave me chills. For a reserved child like me, who suffered from social anxiety, just taking part in the Miss Nepal was far beyond my imagination. Winning Miss Nepal itself was something that I never dared to dream as a child. But the time I starting daring, I couldn’t stop dreaming. With time, I started believing that anything is possible when you have faith in yourself. And that faith guided me towards the path of Miss Nepal 2019.
However, today’s not about me. Today’s about all those hands that were there to pick me up, every time I fall, to all those eyes that were able to see in me, what I used to deny in myself, to all those shoulder that I could lean on every-time I felt low, and to all those voices that uplifted at times of self disbeliefs. Today’s about all the people without whom I would not have experienced some of the most challenging yet empowering moments of my life. Thank you for having my back through it all. . . the mountainous highs, and the depths of hell.
Like I always say, “I am going to bring the crown home, if not for me, for all the people who believed in me more than I did.” Thank you for believing in me first.
Although there is no bikini round in Miss Nepal beauty contest, the winners of the contest have to wear them when they participate in international beauty contests. Earlier, I talked about bikini rounds in Miss Nepal, now it is time to talk about the bikini rounds in Miss Nepal Earth, the runner-ups of Miss Nepal contest. As of 2017, there were 14 Nepali representatives to the contest.
I have collected the bikini photos of all the contestants from 2009 to 2017 and searching the remaining photos. I will update the post as soon as I find their photos. For now, here are bikini photos of most of the contestants from Nepal in Miss Earth from Miss Earth 2009 to Miss Earth 2017:
The Miss Earth Nepal 2017, Rojina Shrestha, is currently participating Miss Earth beauty contest held in Philippines. The first runner up of Miss Nepal 2017 went to Philippines on October 7 and is preparing herself for the finale to be held on November 4. As a part of the contest, Shrestha posed in two-piece bikini recently. Here are some of the photos of the Nepali model in the contest.
The bikini round of the contest was held during the press presentation held at Diamond Hotel. Although Miss World, has removed bikini rounds a few years ago, Miss Earth continues to include bikini round it its competition. Continue reading
Till last year, top 3 winners of Miss Nepal contests used to represent international beauty contests. Starting this year, one more Miss Nepal will represent Nepal in the international contest. The fourth placed winner of Miss Nepal 2017 will now go to Miss Asia Pacific beauty contest.
Miss Nepal in Miss Asia Pacefic
Although the fourth place winner of Miss Nepal is going to participate in Miss Asia Pacific beauty contest this year, this is not the first time Miss Nepal had participated in the contest. That was the first international beauty contests Miss Nepal used to go before the agreement with the Miss world beauty contest.
The first Miss Nepal, Ruby Rana, (in 1994) participated in Miss Asia Pacific 1994 in Philippines. After Ruby, Miss Nepal 1995 Sumi Khadka and Miss Nepal 1996 Punam Ghimire also participated in Miss Asia Pacific contests. Continue reading
When the video Miss India Earth, Aaital Khosla, submitted for the video competition in Miss Earth 2015 competition proved to be a plagiarized and was a misrepresentation, the video was taken down by the organizers. In place of the previous video, Aaital was given an opportunity to submit a new video. The new video in the competition is the same as the previous one, by replacing the scenes from Nepal by the scenes of India.
According to the Nepali contestant, Dibyata Vaidya, Aaital shouldn’t be allowed to compete in the video competition as her submission has failed to qualify and was removed. But, the organizers have allowed her the second chance by letting her upload the edited version of the video. Vaidya says, “Miss Earth Organization should not give second chance as it would be unfair to other countries who have worked so hard in so much pressure to submit the video before the deadline.”
Miss Earth India, Aaital Khosla has prepared a promotional video to introduce herself and her country. The promotional video is an amazing video showing the natural beauty of the land she claimed to be located in India. But, in fact, almost every part of the video is located in Nepal. In one of the scenes, Nepali vehicles and traffic police can be seen while Aaital tells, “India is one of the leading carbon-di-oxide emission in the world.”
The mountains and the beautiful scenarios from Nepal are actually very beautiful and it turned out that the full video was copied from the video prepared by the aerial cinema team of Teton Gravity Research. The original video is available in Vimeo:
Nepal’s representative to Miss Earth 2012 contest, Nagma Shrestha has bee successful in securing the 7th position in the world. Although she couldn’t win the title, this is so far the best position any Nepali beauty has achieved in any international beauty contest. Apart from being in the top 8, Nagma was also successful in winning the silver medal in mural painting in the contest.
Anupama Aura Gurung is the first runner-up of Miss Nepal 2011. Anupama represents Nepal in Miss Earth 2011 to be held in Manila, Philippines on December 3, 2011. The beauty contest was supposed to be held in Thailand but a flood caused the event to be moved to Manila.
Anupama, a daughter of a Gorkha army in Singapore, lived there until she turned 21. Here are some bikini shots of Anupama.
The tenth Miss Earth title goes to Nicole Faria, an Indian beauty, in an event held on Dec. 4, 2010 in Vietnam. In the contest, Miss Air was Jennifer Pazmiño (Ecuador), Miss Water was Thai beauty Watsaporn Wattanakoon and Miss Fire was Yeidy Bosques from Puerto Rico.
The final of the Miss Earth 2010 was held at Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Vietnam with 84 contestants from all over the world. The outgoing titleholder Miss Earth 2009, Larissa Ramos of Brazil handed over the crown to Ni
Apart from the title, Nicole also own the Miss Earth Talent 2010, held on Nov. 19, after beating 17 other finalists. To win the title, the Miss India performed a belly dance – a fusion of oriental and Middle Eastern style.
This event has a historical significance to India as it is the first time India has won Miss Earth title.
Miss Nepal 2010 first runner-up, Sahana Bajracharya, is representing Nepal in the Miss Earth 2010 event being held in Vietnam. The final event is taking place on December 4, 2010 among the beauties from all over the world.
21 year old Sahana is a photographer and travel enthusiast. She wants to work as an investigative journalist in future.
We wish Sahana all the best in the final of Miss Earth 2010.
Who is Sahana Bajracharya?
The model, Sahana Bajracharys is a well known media personality in the Nepali entertainment industry. Sahana is running an interview show Namaste Nepal and other programs. In addition to TV shows, she also emcees in stage shows.
Apart from being featured as a model, Sahana is quite popular among her fans in social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.