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 :
Miss Nepal 2018, Shrinkhala Khatiwada has made a new record in the Miss World beauty contest. Although the Beauty with a Purpose title was not to first for Nepal, Multimedia award was the first title to Nepal. Winning two titles in Miss World on the same day was another first in the Miss World contest. She will bring home more titles for sure:
I have compiled a list of saying of ex-Miss Nepal and their statements on the success of Miss Nepal in Miss World.
This is Miss Nepal 2017 Nikita Chandak’s statement about Shrinkhala’s success:
How can Shrinkhala go to semi finals of Miss World 2018? Here is the answer:
There are six contests. Only one of them has already completed – top model competition. In that contest, Shrinkhala was one of the Top 32. Remaining 5 contests are:
- Head to Head Challenge
- Multimedia Award
- Beauty with a purpose
The three possible competitions she might win are Head to Head challenge, Multimedia award and Beauty with Purpose.
15 contestants will be selected by these competitions. There is a high chance that she gets more than one titles. If she wins more than one, she will be considered to be possible winner.
Shrinkhala has also given the details in her Instagram posts:
A lot of Nepali were shocked when Miss Nepal Shrinkhala faced a problem with her gown during the ramp walk of Top Model Competition of Miss World 2018. My video report:
To the issue, Shrinkhala had clarified it bye sharing the following statement:
There is a high chance that Shrinkhala Khatiwada, Miss Nepal 2018, might be able to bring home the Miss World crown. That is because, she is the most deserving candidate so far. There were capable contestants before. But, Shrinkhala seems to be better than all of them because of her confidence, intelligence and beauty.
An example of her talent was seen at the Talent round of Miss Nepal:
Shrinkhala Khatiwada visited her hometown Hetauda, for the first time after winning the Miss Nepal 2018 crown. Talking to journalists there, Shrinkhala told that she has no interest to become an actress because, “I don’t know acting and I can’t dance either.”
An architect by profession, Shrinkhala is planning to pursue her career in architecture. She told that, her background is different from those of the previous Miss Nepal. She told, “After being Miss Nepal, I will continue to work in the profession I am trained in.” She told that although her grandfather, father and her mother are active in politics, she has no such plans. He father Birod Khatiwada is the parliament member and her mother Munu Sigdel in the member of Pradesh Sabha.
She told, “Miss Nepal is not a model, she is a role model instead.”
Miss Nepal 2018 performed a spoken word poetry in the talent round of the contest. The poetry titled ‘Colors’ was about violence against girl children. After she was crowned Miss Nepal, she has decided to probe into the problem and try helping girls escape such crime.
In a Instagram chat with her followers, Shrinkhala talked about her experience and how such problems can be dealt with. I have created a video report with the main points of her discussion in the following video:
In the video, Shirnkhala has talked about how to deal with eve-teasing problem in the streets in Nepal. Although she didn’t give a solution, she sure has thought about it in detail and gave two different scenarios :
The Miss Nepal 2018, Shrinkhala Khatiwada is a smooth speaker. Apart from being an architect, she is a poet and a writer. She is in control when she speaks. It can be clearly seen in the following interview video of the beauty with brain.
First, watch the following video – an introduction to Miss Nepal.
In the following interview, Shrinkhala has clearly stated that she is not interested in acting or modelling. As she is an architect she is going to work in engineering field. She also talks about the controversy of Miss Nepal International 2017, Niti Shah. She tackled in such a diplomatic way that, it is pretty clear she can deal with such issues if she were in the receiving end.
In the interview, Shrinkhala shows her talent to tackle the question, her clear vision of her future and her views and clarity in politics of the country.
1. Mahima Singh
22-year-old Mahima Singh from Kathmandu is 5 ft 6 inches tall and is a BBA graduate.
I do believe in taking risks in life because until you take a step you never know what life holds for you. This is why I’m a participant of MN 2018
– Modeling in 2013-2014
– Face of House of Fashion Constant 2013
2. Ronali Amatya
22 years old Ronali Amatya was also the Model Hunt Nepal 2016 and Miss Eco Internation Nepal 2017 winner. She is 5 ft 7 inches tall.
The application for the biggest beauty contest in Nepal, Miss Nepal, is going to be held among the contestants to be selected by various auditions in different cities in the country. The Audition will start from Magh 21 and will end on 27 (February 4 to February 10) in eight different cities. The auditions are going to be held in Dhangadi, Nepalgujng, Butwal, Pokhara, Birgunj, Biratnagar, Dharan and Birtamod. The last audition will be held on Falgun 5 (February 17, 2018) in Kathamndu. Birgunj and Birtamod are two additional cities the auditions that will also host auditions for Miss Nepal 2018, this year.
20 to 25 candidates will be selected at the auditions and they will go through 7 weeks of training before the finale to be held on April 11, 2018 on Hotel Annapurna.
What are the requirements of the contestants?
Like last year, the requirements of the contest are similar. Unlike last year, this year girls of age 25 can also apply. Until last year, the maximum age for the applicant was 24-years.