What do Miss World 1994, Miss World 1997, Miss World 1999 and Miss World 2000 have in common?
One common thing is, they all are Indian and another, they all are Bollywood actresses.
- Aishwarya Rai was Miss World 1994 (very successful Bollywood actress)
- Diana Hayden was Miss World 1997 (a Bollywood actress)
- Yukta Mookhey was Miss World 1999 (a Bollywood actress)
- Priyanka Chopra was Miss World 2000 (very successful Bollywood actress)
The only Miss World from India, Reita Faria, Miss World 1966, pursued her career as a medical doctor and didn’t choose acting as her career. It is a coincidence that the new Miss World, who is also an Indian, Manushi Chhillar is also studying to be a medical doctor.
Will Manushi Chhillar also be an actress in Bollywood – time will surely tell. Chhillar was crowned the Miss World in the event held in China on November 18, 2017 by Miss World 2016, Stephanie Del Valle, of Puerto Rico.
The first Runner-Up is Miss Mexico, Andrea Meza and the second runner up is from England, Stephanie Hill. Other two in the Top 5 position were Miss France, Aurore Kichenin and Miss Kenya, Magline Jeruto.
UPDATE : It is a sad news. Nikita couldn’t make it to Top 15.
It is Miss World 2017 Coronation Night Tonight, on November 18, 2017. Our Miss Nepal World, Nikita Chandak, is the first Miss Nepal to reach that close to the crown because, in addition to being one of the Top 40 in the contest, she has also been successful in being:
- Winner of Head to Head challenge
- Top 8 in Multimedia Contest
- Top 10 in People’s Choice Award (Winner is yet to be announced)
- Top 20 in Beauty With a Purpose
- Top 30 in Top Model
- Top 40 in Miss World 2017, overall (Winners, higher ranks, are yet to be announced)
The coronation night of the 67th edition of Miss World is being held at Sanya City Arena in China on November 18. The Miss World will be chosen from the pool of 118 contestants from all over the world.
As you know:
Now, she is eying being Top 15 by winning the People’s Choice Awards. Nikita writed, “I have got to know that the Top 15 in the coronation night, one delegate would be the People’s Choice.” Excited by the amount of likes and comments in her Beauty with a Purpose video in YouTube, Nikita says, it “already makes me feel like the People’s choice.”
While Nikita keeps her fingers cross, we as her supporters should watch the video and comment on it.
Already a Top 11
Nikita is one of the eleven contestants who are confirmed for the Top 40. There will 29 more additions in the list, later.
Being one of the few selected top contenders in the start – has given her an advantage of bing recognized among the contestants. She has got the opportunity to show herself up to the judges who will have the final say. Other 107 contestants also look at her as a more deserving title-holder than themselves (because, she is already a Top 40, and they are not – at least, not yet.).
A day after she was selected to be one of the Top 40 at the Miss World 2017, she is selected to be one of the semi-finalist of Beauty with a Purpose contest. The following video has helped her to be one of the semi-finalists.
When I watched the video, I have a feeling that Nikita has done a lot of work and everything is presented in an interesting and heart touching manner. It is a great social work, an essential one, and a life changing work for the girls and the women involved. I hope the judges will see what I have observed. I expect Nikita to be successful in winning the Beauty with a Purpose title.
I wrote about Nikita being one of the Top 40 yesterday. As Nikita has already won the Head to Head Challenge round of Group 3, if she could win a second title, that would help her in the overall contest. Being one of the semi-finalist in itself is a great feat and she has increased her chance to claim the Miss World crown.
In the Top Model contest, Nikita could manage to go up to Top 30 and failed to go higher than that.
Nikita was crowned Miss Nepal 2017 in June and she was preparing herself for the contest for the last five months.
I knew Nikita has something that makes her a winner. Now, Miss Nepal has been one of the Top 40 in Miss World 2017 beauty pageant after winning the Head to Head Challenge round of Group 3. The 20-years-old Miss Nepal was also selected in the Top 30 of the Top Model Fasttrack event. She however couldn’t make it to Top Model final of that event.
After winning Miss Nepal 2017 title, Nikita is representing Nepal in the 67th edition of Miss World, being held at Sanya, China. The finale of the contest is scheduled to be held on November 18, 2017. A total of 118 participants are competing for the crown this year and being top 40 means a lot for the Miss Nepal. The current Miss World, Miss World 2016, Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico will hand over the crown to the winner of the contest on next Saturday.
Nikita’s Gown at Miss World
Although Nikita wasn’t successful in winning title, she was selected in Top 30 thanks to an attractive gown she wore at the contest. She was wearing a gown designed by Manis Rai. Nikita has shared Rai’s statement about the gown, “The design has been inspired from the rich heritage of Nepal. It has intricate details inspired from the Mithila art.” Mithila art had evolved in Janakpur of East Nepal.
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.
I have collected rare bikini photos and videos of most of the Miss Nepal and prepared a video. After preparing the video I am sharing additional photos of the Miss Nepal.
Watch the UPDATED video
Let me start with the first Miss Nepal 1994 – Ruby Rana
Ruby Rana participated in Miss Asia Pacific beauty contest, held in Philippines. Here is a photo of Ruby catwalk in her red bikini is included in the video
The Miss World 2015 title went to Miss Spain Mireia Lalguna Royo. The first runner up of the contest is Miss Russia and the second runner up is Miss Indonesia. Nepali representative to the Miss World, Miss Nepal Evana Manandhar returned home returned home without winning any titles but, she has successfully represented Nepal in the international arena.
On the final day, Evana had danced in a traditional Nepali dress on the song ‘Jaun Jaun Relaima …’ Evana had danced in the secion ‘Dances of the World’.
Nepali people had a lot of hopes from Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha but she couldn’t be selected in the top 15 list. Many fans of Shristi however are satisfied that she had managed to be ranked 21st. That in itself was a record in Nepal participation in Miss World.
Shristi’s achievement in being selected as one of the top 10 in Miss World Beach Fashion contest was also a new record. The winner of Miss World Beach Fashion contest was Miss Wales.
This year’s Miss World was awarded to Miss China. This is the second time
Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time Zhang Zilin was awarded the Miss World 2007.
- Miss World 2012 is Miss China – Wen Xia Yu
- Miss World 2012 runner up – Miss Wales – Sophie Moulds
- Miss World 2012 second runner up is Miss Australia – Jessica Kahawaty
- Miss World Beauty with a Purpose winner – Miss India – Vanya Mishra
- Miss World Talent winner – Miss China PR
Miss Nepal Shristi Shrestha has managed to secured herself in the top 40 list of ‘Beach Beauty’ contest held in the Miss World contest being held in China.
In another category of ‘Multimedia Award’ based on the votes in her personal page in Facebook, Shristi is in the second position with more than 114,000 likes.
Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, is currently in China to participate in Miss World beauty contest. The contest started on July 18 and the final is going to be held on August 18, 2012.
23-year-old Miss Nepal Shristi is almost 6 feet tall and has international modeling experience.
Here are some photos of Shristi with other beauty queens from all over the world.
Malina Joshi, 23, is crowned Miss Nepal 2011 in an event held in Officer’s Club of Nepal Army at Tundikhel, Kathmandu on August 30.
The Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha handed over the crowned to the new Miss Nepal. The first runner-up of the crown was Anupama Gurung and second runner-up was Sarina Maskey.
In the event, Anupama Gurung was also awarded Miss Beautiful Hair. Other title winners are listed below.
Details of all the 19 participants can be read in this model site.
Our congratulation to all the
- Miss Nepal 2011: Malina Joshi
- 1st Runner Up: Anupama Aura Gurung
- 2nd Runner Up: Sarina Maskey
- 3rd Runner Up: Manisha Bista
- 4th Runner Up: Neha Paudel
- Sunsilk Miss Beautiful Hair: Anupama Aura Gurung
- Fair and Lovely Miss Beautiful Complexion: Neeta Yogi
- Ganapati Miss Photogenic: Manisha Bista
- Orbit Miss Personality: Namrata Dahal
- Hidden Treasure Miss Talent: Bishnu Chemjong
- Close Up Miss Beautiful Smile: Pratibha Shrestha
- Annapurna Post Miss Popular Choice: Neha Paudel
- Model Global Miss Perseverance: Madina Begum
UPDATE – The following photo gallery was originally a separate post, now it is consolidated here.
Malina Joshi – Photo Gallery
Malina Joshi is the new Miss Nepal. Here are some of the photos of the crowning ceremony and other photos of the beauty queen. Malina won a title “Orient Angel O’ Intellect” in the Miss Angel 2010 contest.
Giving an interview to Nepal Television
Miss World 2011 – Malina Joshi dancing in traditional Nepali dress
Although she couldn’t win any titles, Malina did an appreciable dance in traditional Nepali attire. Malina danced to a Nepali song, Makhmali Choli, in the Miss World 2011 contest, held in London, UK. Malina looked awesome in traditional Nepali dress comprising of sari, Dhaka choli and accessories.
Miss World 2011 title was crowned to Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos.
This year’s Miss World title goes to the US beauty Alexandria Mills, 19, in an event held in southern China. Last year’s title winner Kaiane Aldorino handed over the crown to Mills in the ceremony. Kaiane was named Miss World 2009 at a ceremony held in South Africa last December.
First runner-up of the contest was Miss Botswana, Emma Wareus and second runner-up was Miss Venezuela, Adriana Vasini. Miss China PR, Xiao Tang, and Miss Ireland, Emma Britt Waldron, made themselves to the top 5 finalists.
The Continental Queens were:
- Africa – Miss Botswana, Emma Wareus
- Americas – Miss USA, Alexandira Mills
- Asia & Pacific – Miss China, Xiao Tang
- Caribbean – Miss Puerto Rico, Yara Lasanta
- Europe – Miss Ireland – Emma Britt Waldron
Miss Nepali 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, participated in the contest but couldn’t win any titles, as usual. Only difference she made in the contest was a ‘gasp’ in the modeling round with a peacock dress.
Here is a news video courtesy newsallnews:
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 the 60th Miss World beauty pageant being held in Sanya, China, Miss Sweden was awarded the Miss World Sports, held at Cima Luhuitou Park, Sanya on October 21, 2010. With this win, Miss Sweden, Dani Karlsson, is confirmed the top 25 semifinalists in the Miss World 2010. The runner-ups in the contest were Miss China and Miss USA respectively.
In another, Miss World Beach Beauty contest held on October 19, Miss Puerto Rico, Yara Lasanta, was awarded Miss Swimsuit. With this, Yara has secured the position of top 25 semifinalists. The runner-ups of Miss Swimsuit were Miss USA, Miss Norway, Miss China and Miss French Polynesia respec
The contest is being held in China after Vietnam backed out of the hosting contract on January 28, 2010. The final round of the Miss World 2010 will be held on October 30, 2010. The current Miss World, Kaiane Aldorino of Gibralator will crown her successor on the final of the event.