Grand Finale of Miss Tamang was held onÂ 14th Magh 2068 (January 28, 2012) in Tudikhel open theater amongst the celebration of Duk Loshar. A beauty from Kabhrepalanchowk, Miss Sumi Moktan was selected the Miss Tamang 2012.
18 years old Rogina Ghising Tamang of Kavrepalanchok was announced Miss Tamang 2011 in the program organized in Kathmandu on July 9. The program was organized by Everest Fashion Home and Nepal Tamang Kala Sanskriti Kendra. First runner up went to Kriti Ghising Tamang and second runner up to Sarah Ghising Tamang.
The winner of the Fourth Miss Tamang Beauty Contest, Rogina, received Rs. 25,000 in cash, crown, and various gifts. Rogina, grade 12 student in management, was also awarded the Miss Photogenic title. First runner up, Kriti and second runner up, Sarah, received Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 in cash respectively along with crown and trophy.
Other title winners are:
Miss Talent â€“Karisma Tamang,
Miss Personality â€“ Sarah Ghising Tamang,
Miss Best Smile â€“ Kriti Ghising Tamang,
Miss Best Catwalk â€“Susma Bahu Tamang,
Best Hair â€“ Jyoti Dong Tamang,
Miss Friendship â€“ Geeta Glan Tamang,
Miss Decipline â€“ Sunita Moktan,
Winner from online voting- Saraswoti Lopchan Tamang .
The choreography of the program was done by former Miss Nepal Jenisha Moktan. (Photo credit: Everest Fashion Home)
This is a comprehensive list of beauty contests in Nepal. We will update the list to make it as detailed as possible after every beauty contests. Some of the details of past events are missing in some cases. The information will be updated as we could gather those information. Your help will be highly appreciated (contact us).
NOTE: This page is incomplete and will be updated when information are available.
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|Event Date||Miss Nepal||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|1997||Nilima Gurung||Jharana Bajracharya|
|1998||Niru Shrestha (after Jyoti Pradhan was dethroned)|
|2002||Malvika Subba||Nira Gautam|
|2004||Payal Shakya||Anita Gurung|
|2005/06||Sugarika KC||Shavona Shrestha|
|2007||Sitashma Chand||Bandana Sharma|
|2009||Zenisha Moktan||Richa Thapa Magar||Kunchhang Moktan|
|2010||Â Sadichha Shrestha||Â Sahana Bajracharya||Â Sanyukta Timilsina|
|2011||Â Malina Joshi||Â Anupama Aura Gurung||Â Sarina Maskey|
|2012||Â Shristi Shrestha||Â Nagma Shrestha||Â Subekshya Khadka|
Organizer: Nepal Tamang Art & Culture Center
|Event Date||Miss Tamang||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|2010||23rd January 2010||(To be held)|
Miss Teen Tamang
Start : (Information not available)
|Event Date||Miss Teen Tamang||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|2009||Tsering Moktan||Amrita Moktan||Dechhen Chukti Dong|
|Event Date||Miss Teen||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|Event Date||Miss Newa||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|2009||Yogita Maharjan||Sabina Dangol||Alisha Shrestha|
|Event Date||Miss Sherpa||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|Event Date||Miss Gurung||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
Mr. and Miss. Kathmandu
|2009||Rajani Maharjan||Rabindra Singh|
|2009||Ajita Singh||Suraj Giri|
Miss Nepal USA
Start :2001 ( and held only once)
Organizeer: The Association of Nepalese in Americas
|Event Date||Miss Nepal USA||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|2001||Nepolina chhetri||Sabina Shrestha||Smriti Gurung|
Miss Hong Kong Nepal
|Event Date||Miss HK Nepal||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|2000||Mamita Gurung||Kavita Gurung||Saiyan Amatya|
|2005||Purnima Gurung||Deepa BK||Sunita Thapa|
|2009||Anju Ghising||Sangita Gurung||Manjila Rai|
Miss Pearl Hong Kong
|Event Date||Miss Nepal Australia||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|2009||Deepa Gurung||Roji Pun||Jyoti Gurung|
Miss Nepal Australia
|Event Date||Miss Nepal Australia||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|2009||Sanam Dangol||Karishma Shrestha||Prada Pradhan|
There are many more contests like
Miss Teen Pokhara
Little Star and Little Champ (two contests)
The winner of the third Miss Tamang received Rs. 25,000 in cash, crown, and various gifts. Sammi was also awarded the Best Dressed and Viewer’s Choice awards. The First runner-up of the event was Shanti Waiba of Kabhre who received Rs. 15,000 in cash, crown and trophy. The second runner-up, Manila Pakhrin received Rs. 10,000 in cash, crown, and trophy.
I wrote about the flood of beauty contests in December when there were 3 beauty contests being held in a week’s time (hat-trick, if you like – Republica Miss Teen, Riddhi Siddhi Miss Teen, and Miss Teen Tamang). After that, we had College Ambassador, Miss Mangol, Miss India Worldwide Nepal, Kid Queen, Miss Lumbini, and announcements of Miss Tamang (canceled) plus combined Miss Tamang and Miss Aryan. That is not all, we have a recent announcement of yet another contest, Miss Angel 2010.
A rough history of beauty contests from November to May (10 contests in 7 months and another hat-trick beauty contest announcement for July)**
- Mr and Miss Kathmandu â€“ November, 2009
- College Ambassador â€“ December, 2009
- Miss Newa – December, 2009
- Republica Miss Teen â€“ December, 2009
- Miss Teen Tamang â€“ December, 2009
- Riddhi Siddhi Miss Teen â€“ January, 2010
- Miss Mangol â€“ March, 2010
- Miss India Worldwide Nepal â€“ March, 2010
- Kid Queen â€“ May, 2010
- Miss Lumbini â€“ May, 2010
- Miss Tamang â€“ July, 2010 (announced)
- Miss Aryan â€“ July, 2010 (announced)
- Miss Angel â€“ July, 2010 (announced)
** â€“ This is a rough and unofficial statistics based on our previous reporting. There might have been more contests at that time.
According to previous announcement, the Miss Tamang 2010 beauty contest was supposed to be held on May 1 by Everest Fashion Home. When Tamang Kala Sanskriti Kendra wanted to do a separate contest, the organizations began to seek a common ground so that confusion is not created by conducting similar contests.
Previous two Miss Tamang contests were organized by Tamang Kala Sanskriti Kendra and it seems logical that they want to continue their program. After a debate of a couple of months finally Tamang Kala Sanskriti Kendra and Everest Fashion Homes have agreed to organize only one Miss Tamang.
As if we don’t have enough Miss Whatever contests â€¦ it is funny how they were going organize two Miss Tamang beauty contests one on May 1 by Everest and another on first week of July by Tamang Kendra. Everest home had already selected 17 contestants (in photo above) for the event and they were already given a month-long training. Now, the combined contest will include the 17 contestants plus the contestants selected by Tamang Kendra. The organizers say that there might be about 34 contestants in the contest.
Yet another beauty contest, Miss Tamang 2010 is going to be held on May 1, 2010. This beauty contest is different from the Miss Teen Tamang held in December of 2009. The first Miss Tamang (2006) was Zenisha Moktan, who also won the Miss Nepal title in 2009.
The organizers have selected 15 contestants to compete for the title. In the following photo features Miss Tamang 2010 contestants.
The winner of Miss Tamang title will be awarded with Rs. 25,000 in cash, and the first and second runners-up will be receiving Rs. 15,000 and 7,000 respectively, in addition to other gift hampers.
In the event, Tsering Moktan was awarded Miss Teen Tamang 2009 title. Amrita Moktan won the first runner-up title and Dechhen Chukti Dong won the second runner-up title.
The Miss Tourism 2007 and second runner-up of Miss Nepal 2009, Kunchan Moktan handed the Miss Tamang crown to Tsering. With the crown, Tsering was also awarded with Rs. 15,000 cash and Miss Personality award. The first and second runner-ups were also awarded with a cash of Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively.
Other award winners are:
There was the time when the government didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t allow Miss Nepal to be held and this is the time when at least three beauty contests are being held in a week.
Tamang beauty contest, Miss Teen Tamang 2009, is being held on December 25 (Poush 10). As I wrote previously, Newari beauty contest, Miss Newa 2009, is being held on December 30 (Poush 14). And, Republica Miss Teen, supposed to be held on December 21 has moved to December 31 (Poush 16) due to the MaoistÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nationwide general strike for three days starting Dec 20.
Is that all? Or, did I miss some more beauty contests?
If the trend continues, someday we might be proud to be called – Ã¢â‚¬ËœNepal, the land of beautiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
Republica Miss Teen 2009 Participants