Bullying at Miss Nepal 2019 audition? Ashmita Maharjan actually got selected

When Ashmita Maharjan showed up without wearing any makeup and wearing her -5 powered glasses one of the judges, Rachana Sharma Gurung, got mad at her. She told, “.. This is disrespect.”

But, the courage of Ashmita, a 7th semester Computer engineering student was appreciated and she was selected to participate in the Miss Nepal 2019 contest. She is the official contestant number 8. There is a chance that she will represent Nepal in the international arena. By the courage and her presentation, and education, there is a high chance that she will be one of the five candidates who will represent Nepal in the international arena.

Who is Rachana Sharma Gurung?

Have you watched ‘Jerry’ the movie featuring Anmol KC and Anna Sharma in leading role? The actress Anna is Rachana Sharma Gurung’s mother. It is not only Anna, Rachana is the mother of three gorgeous sisters.
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26 Contestants of Miss Nepal 2019

26 finalist of Miss Nepal 2019 are:

1. Nisha Pathak
2. Alisha Joshi
3. Sophiya Bhujel
4. Riya Basnet
5. Punam Pantha
6. Anushka Shrestha
7. Jenny Maharjan
8. Ashmita Maharjan
9. Kiran Thapa
10. Pradeepta Adhikari
11. Nitika Karmacharya
12. Rose Lama
13. Sara Bajimaya
14. Laxmi Raut
15. Rakchya Upreti
16. Meera Kakshapati
17. Jenisa Thapaliya
18. Pooja Shrestha
19. Bipana Subedi
20. Suvekshya Adhikari
21. Prakriti Katwal
22. Nancy Bogati
23. Shiwani Ghimire – https://www.instagram.com/shiwani_ghimire/
24. Santwana Malakar
25. Pratha Adhikari
26. Sanskriti Ghimire

These contestants were selected after the completion of the Kathmandu audition on March 24, 2019. These finalists were given the orientation session on March 27, 2019 by the organizer The Hidden Treasure. These contestants were selected from auditions held in 8 different cities and Kathmandu.

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How to become Miss Nepal 2019 ?

If you are interested to get the international limelight and represent Nepal in international platforms, Miss Nepal beauty contest might be a platform. All you need to do is to fulfil the application criteria and show your talent at the audition.

Here are 7 basic requirements to be able to apply:

1) The applicant should be a single/never married/naturally born female Nepali citizen.
2) Never given Birth.
3) Age should be between 19-25 years (as of December 31, 2019)
4) Minimum academic qualification should be 10+2 equivalent.
5) Minimum height should be 5 ft 4 inches (164.6 cms)
6) Applicant should be attractive, possess sound health and have a good moral character.
7) No tattoo on body.

If you live in places out of Kathmandu, you could attend the audition to be held in 8 different cities from East to the West.

Video report:

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Shrinkhala Khatiwada appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the 70th anniversary of Nepal-France relationship

According to latest report, Miss Nepal 2018, Shrinkhala Khatiwada is appointed the Goodwill Ambassador for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Nepal-France relationship. A reigning Miss Nepal should get the approval of the organizing company The Hidden Treasure to work for any other organization. Shrinkhala has shared a photo of the chairman of the company, Gopal Kayastha to indicate that the appointment was approved by the organization. The 2019 edition of the beauty contest is underway. Shrinkhala will be relieved from her duties after she crowns the new Miss Nepal somewhere around March / April.

 

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I’m extremely honored yo share with you all that I’ve been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Nepal-France relationship. I’m grateful towards His excellency ambassador of France Mr. Lege for considering me eligible for this position and Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approving of this appointment. I hope this relationship can better aid in the development of the glorious relationship between the two countries. I hope to stand as a representation of the Nepali youth of coming age, who stand tall as global citizens, aware of the global issues, education, human rights, equality;who are capable to challenge the world in technology, science and research. I hope to further publicize Nepal in France as a country more than mountaineering, but a county of cultural heritage, diversity, religion, traditions, art and architecture as well. Thank you! I’m extremely grateful #missnepal2018

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Ishani Shrestha, another Business Graduate Miss Nepal, from Leeds School of Business, USA

Ishani Shrestha, Miss Nepal 2013 has graduated from one of the most elite and competitive business schools in the USA: The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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The Miss World 2013 contestant, who won the first Beauty with a Purpose title for Nepal, also made an impression by her intelligence and talent at the business school:

  • She did 4 years degree in 3 years
  • Finished off in the President’s Honors list
  • She also got an additional certificate in Business Specialization.

In her Instagram post Ishani wrote:
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Another Success of Nepal in International Beauty Pageants : Top 10 in Miss Universe 2018

Nepali beauties are making a huge impacts in international beauty pageants this year. Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Khatiwada made an impression in Miss World by winning two major titles – Multimedia Award and Beauty With a Purpose title. Now, another Miss Nepal, Manita Devkota, made it to Top 10 of Miss Universe 2018 beauty contest. That is the huge accomplishment for Nepal on her second participation in the contest. Last year, Nagma Shrestha debuted in Miss Universe contest by participating in the Miss Universe 2017 contest held in the United States.

Video report:

Manita writes:
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Miss Universe Nepal Manita Devkota, Miss Universe 2018

UPDATE: The Miss Universe 2018 representative of Nepal, Manita Devkota is not receiving the same level of love from her fellow countrymen like Miss World contestant Shrinkhala. That may be because there was on voting round in Miss Universe. But, she made it better in performance in the contest. With almost 100 contestants from all over the world, Manita managed to go up to Top 10. Although she didn’t made it to the crown, that was a pretty good performance given, this was Nepal’s second participation in the contest.

Her National Costume Round video:


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Shrinkhala appreciated by all Ex-Miss Nepal – Nikita, Asmi, Ishani, Shristi, Malina

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:
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700 K views in a day, How did Shrinkhala Khatiwada made the Viral Video?

This is crazy – unheard of – record breaking video of a Nepali beauty queen that got 700,000 views in a day. Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Khatiwada released the introduction video in her own channel and it got 100s of thousands of views instantly. Watch the following video and you will say, “Yes, it deserves the attention.”:

Shrinkhala wrote a long post on how she prepared for the video, how she wrote the script and how the team worked on it to make it that good. The status is a clear indication that she also deserves the Miss World title this year. I believe, no other contestants have prepared themselves this much for the title.

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Namaste everyone! I don't know where do I begin. I am out of words to express my gratitude towards the support and love that you have been showering us with! We released the introduction video last night and in less than 24 hrs, we've managed to get 6, 60,000 views! This is going to be a long caption, please bear with me ❤️ Ever since I was crowned as a Miss Nepal, I knew that I was going to Miss World carrying the entire country on my shoulders. The introduction video might not seem like a big deal but, for me it was a huge platform to represent Nepal to the world. Nepal is extremely diverse, and to show it in a short video whilst introducing my personal self was a big challenge. I wanted someone fresh and talented to do this project. Upon a lot of research, I decided that @abinbho was the best person who could do it. He seemed passionate, hard working and I felt like his work needed much more exposure. Luckily , he agreed as well! We must have had at least 10 meetings before we finalized on the entire concept. I would constantly write the script and scrap it off because it never seemed to capture the essence of my place and I. We finally had a concept and a rough script ready. We shot for more 10 days in total. Struggled a lot to find sponsors, to manage time, to manage all the necessary resources within hours notice. It's not easy when you have a nature of micro managing everything, but somehow, with a lot of support, we pulled it off! We had done the dubbing prior to the shoot. In between, we also had the music ready. I remember when Abin called at midnight to play the first draft of the music by incredibly talented @kobidbazra. We were hooked! Then was the most challenging part to piece it all together. We started out with a mindset of producing 2:30 long video but it couldn't execute the concept that we had. We had a draft ready but something felt missing every time. I got lucky to meet @sisanbaniya on our trip to Thailand. On one of the nights, I shared with him the idea and the script that I had planned, I remember he high fived me at least 10 times and promised to help us in any way possible. Which he whole heartedly did.. Cont'd..

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The remaining part (lost in the sea of comments in the embeded post above):

The essence that felt missing, he filled it with his script and pieced it perfectly together. Most of the best parts of the script are mostly his ideas. We tweeked the music here and there and dubbed it again at the day after Laxmi Puja.
Abin has done an incredible job. He often used to tell me that he wanted to make this the best project of his life so far and I am so proud that it has actually turned out to be that way. Every single shot has a story and at least 15 backups behind it. We’ve really worked hard.
Most of the mesmerizing shots of Nepal are by @manish.maharjan444. He is another person who never fails to amaze me. Thank you so much for being a part of this incredible journey. He has a big role to play for both introduction video and bwap documentary.
There are a lot of people that I am due to thank @ASTIKSHERCHAN
kanchan di and kabita for making sure I looked good at freezing temperatures. @prashanna_07, ananta, rojan, sishir dai , nisha , Mohit, @ktmcty @anta @TRISHOOLSPORTS, JGI group, Nepal Tourism Board, The Hidden Treasure
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Talking about the history – the closest Nepal has ever reached to the Miss World crown was in 2013. Miss Nepal Ishani Shrestha was one of the Top 10 that year. She had also won the Beauty with the Purpose title.

Shrinkhala is a well rounded personality – she has the charisma to outshine Ishani. Will, Shrinkhala Khatiwada create history for Nepal this year?

I believe she will !!

Watch the following video to know my thoughts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYcTOlK00E8

Miss World 2018 – Will Shrinkhala Khatiwada bring the crown home? Possibly

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.

Video report:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYcTOlK00E8

An example of her talent was seen at the Talent round of Miss Nepal:
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Miss Nepal 2018 says she won’t act in films and won’t do politics either

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.”
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Shrinkhala Khatiwada is Miss Nepal 2018 (video)

The Miss Nepal 2018 is crowned in an event held in Kathmandu.

  • Miss Nepal World 2018 – Shrinkhala Khatiwada
  • Miss Nepal Universe 2018 – Manita Devkota
  • Miss Nepal Earth 2018 – Priya Sigdel
  • Miss Nepal International 2018 – Ronali Amatya

This year’s Miss Nepal is :

Miss Nepal 2018 Top 7 Finalists:

  1. Ronali Amatya
  2. Manita Devkota
  3. Mahima Singh
  4. Sayara Lama
  5. Priya Sigdel
  6. Aashma Dhungana
  7. Shrinkhala Khatiwada

12 Special award winners:

  • Livon Miss Miss Beautiful Hair: Shrinkhala Khatiwada
  • Hyundai Miss Friendship: Sayara Lama
  • Creative D Studio Miss Photogenic: Mahima Singh
  • Sulux Miss Punctual: Laxmi Poudel
  • The Kathmandu Post Miss Intellectual: Ashma Dhungana
  • Goldstar Miss Best Athlete: Megha Shrestha
  • Brij Cement Miss Confident: Aastha Sakha
  • Yamaha Miss Fascino: Shrinkhala Khatiwada
  • Berger Miss Glamour: Manita Devkota
  • NMag Miss Popular Choice: Sandhya Adhikari
  • The Hidden Treasure Miss Talent: Ronali Amatya
  • Beauty with Purpose: Priya Sigdel

All the contestants:

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Miss Nepal 2018 contestants – What do they say about themselves

Video report:

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

Previous Experience:

– 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.
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25-year-olds can also apply for Miss Nepal 2018, 2 Additional audition destinations,

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.

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7 Miss Nepal gathered for Zenisha Moktan baby shower (Dahi Chiura)

The Miss Nepal 2009, Zenisha Moktan, is expecting her first baby this month (in December 2017). A traditional baby shower was organized by the ex-Miss Nepals for Moktan in which seven Miss Nepal showed up. Including Zenisha there are eight Miss Nepal in the following photo:

From Left to Right : Asmi Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2016), Usha Khadgi (Miss Nepal 2000), Priti Sitaula (Miss Nepal 2003), Zenisha Moktan (Miss Nepal 2009, the mother-to-be), Sadichha Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2020), Shweta Singh (Miss Nepal 1999) and Sugarika KC (Miss Nepal 2007)

Among the ex-Miss Nepal present in the ceremony, Sadichha and Asmi were the only two unmarried Miss Nepal and they were the only ones who are not mothers yet. Malvika Subba had given birth to a son in 2016.

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