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:
After a number of Miss Nepal trying their luck in the Nepali film industry, another Miss Nepal, Nikita Chandak, is debuting in an upcoming movie.
The movie is titled ‘Rani Mahal’. Earlier, actress Barsha Siwakoti was selected to be featured in the film. But, after Barsha left the film, Nikita has got the opportunity in the film. The announcement has come within a week of the selection of the new Miss Nepal.
According to the agreement with Hidden Treasure, the organizer of the Miss Nepal contest, the contest winners are not allowed to work in any projects that are not approved by the organizer. Nikita is freed from the agreement as soon as the new Miss Nepal is selected. In the event held on April 11, 2018, new Miss Nepal, Shrinkhala Khatiwoda was elected the new Miss Nepal. After that, Nikita has been set free from the exclusivity agreement with the Hidden Treasure.
Miss Nepal in Nepali Films
First Miss Nepal Ruby Rana, Sumi Khadka, Jharana Bajracharya, Malvika Subba, Jenisha Moktan, Malina Joshi tried their luck in acting, None of these beauties were successful. Miss Nepal 2011 Shristi Shrestha’s debut movie, ‘Gajalu’ was successful. The movie featured Anmol KC and his presence in the film helped Shristi in her acting career. The second film of the actress is yet to be released.
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.
I wrote about the blunder Niti Shah made and how it is creating a backlash in my previous post. Miss Nepal 2017, Nikita Chandak, has written a post in support of Niti and asked everybody not to go after her because, she thinks, Niti did mistake like every human does. Here is the full status of Nikita:
Last time I had posted on wishing Niti luck for her coronation night.
The morning of November 14th when I woke up, I found so much of hate comments for her that she doesn’t deserve and so did I delete the post.
She is a human being like all of us. Mistakes happen and sometimes the days just aren’t in your favor. Sometimes you just can’t express your thoughts in a way that everyone else is looking for.
So, I request all of you to please understand. She has always been loved by all of you and love is what everyone deserves, motivation and positivity is what everyone deserves. So, let’s spread love, let’s spread positivity, let’s support, empower and encourage each other.
Watch the video of what Niti told:
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.
Well known writer Buddhisagar wrote in Twitter – “This week three young women of the new generation impressed me big time. Shova Sharma in writing, Rojisha Shahi in acting, Palsang Lama in music. Best wishes for the new heights.” (that was my rough translation of the Nepali text, attached at the end.)
In that list, I would like to add one more beauty – the Miss Nepal 2017, Nikita Chandak. I believe, she represent a whole new community and a diversion from the Kathmandu-centric Miss Nepal of the past. Let me introduce these four young women:
I know Rojisha Shahi:
- A new height in the film industry (height in literal sense, she sure is tall)
- Intelligent (it takes some of that to win the Miss Nepal Earth 2013 title) and
- A new promising actress who debuted in Richa Sharma’s movie ‘Aadha Love’. One more promising movie of the actress ‘Gangster Blues’ is coming soon. ‘Gangster Blues’ is the movie by superhit director of ‘Jerryy’ and ‘Hostel’, Hemraj BC. The actress of ‘Jerryy’, Anna Sharma is also making comeback in the movie.
[Read the full biography of Rojisha Shahi in Nepaliactress]
A professional model, Nikita Chandak, was crowned Miss Nepal 2017 in an event held on June 2 2017. There had been some online rumours that “Nikita doesn’t look like Nepali” or “she is an Indian.” But in reality, she is a hundred percent Nepali. Even before the finale, I thought she was the most suitable candidate to be crowned Miss Nepal. That was the reason I prepared her biography and told she was “deserving candidate.”
Why did I think Nikita Chandak was the most suitable candidate to be crowned Miss Nepal?
On analyzing the 19 contestants, I had guessed either Nikita Chandak or Niti Shah to be crowned Miss Nepal. That was why I prepared the biography videos of those two contestants. My guess was right, Nikita was crowned and Niti was crowned the Miss Nepal International.
My guess was not a mere guess – it was a “calculated guess”. I had evaluated their background and their personality and the strength of their desire to become Miss Nepal. A few days before the contest, Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi Shrestha, had expressed that Nikita Chandak stood out in a fashion show held in Kathmandu. When I looked at her background and personality, she seem to give off the confidence and the personality a Miss Nepal needs.
Watch the introduction video of Nikita Chandak (I prepared it before she was crowned!)
Well known model Nikita Chandak was crowned the new Miss Nepal – Miss Nepal 2017 in an event held in Kathmandu on Friday, June 2, 2017. A representative of Morang, Chandak was selected from the pool of 19 contestant. Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi Shrestha crowned the new Miss Nepal. In addition to winning the crown, Chandak also wan Miss Confident and Miss Popular Choice awards. After winning the crown, Nikita will represent Nepal in Miss World 2017 beauty contest.
The runner up, Rojina Shrestha, was crowned Miss Nepal Earth 2017. Rojina will represent Nepal in Miss Earth 2017.
The second runner up, Niti Shah, was crowned Mis Nepal International 2017. Niti will represent Nepal in Miss International 2017.
The third runner up, Sahara Basnet was crowned Miss Nepal Asia Pacific International 2017. This is an additional crown introduced in the 2017 edition of Miss Nepal. Sahara Basnet will represent Nepal in Miss Asia Pacific International 2017.
Full video of the event.