The day April 11, 2018 was the day, Shrinkhala Khatiwada was crowned the Miss Nepal. After that, she has been the most popular Miss Nepal so far. She is also one of the most talented in the group. Apart from being the college topper in her Architecture B.Arch. degree, she has also secured post-graduate studies in prestigious Harvard University in the USA.
On August 3, 2021 she left Nepal for USA – here is Shrinkhala Khatiwada goes to USA – a report:
That was the University, Birendra when he was the crown-prince went to study for a year. Continue reading
Last time it was Christianity. She distributed Santa Clause things during Christmas to poor kids and was accused of promoting Christianity to poor unsuspecting kids. She did that for the kid’s fun and entertainment.
Now, she is being the target of Muslim people in Nepal. There was a fashion show featuring hijab and Shrinkhala along with actress Priyanka Karki and banker Raveena Desraj participated in the fashion show. But, their participation was controversial.
This is what people think – “Now Promoting hijab. Next promote burqa. Next promote sharia law in Nepal. And next stone a woman to death in Tudikhel for marrying someone she chooses.”
One commenter says: “I am extremly disappionted @shrinkhala_ ..Hijab is a symbol of women oppression ..I am not against the people who wears it because its their choice but please do not encourage it ..it should not be something you celebrate.” Continue reading
In an Instagram post, Miss Nepal 2018, Shrinkhala Khatiwada has spoken against bullying. She writes, “I whole heartedly support the body positivity movement and have been voicing out about your own choices, makeup or no makeup. But, I don’t support bullying. Be it bullying a miss Nepal participant or be it bullying a trainer.”
Shrinkhala claims that the problem is not against an individual but the whole concept of beauty pageant. She writes, “I’m a Miss Nepal at the moment and I often have times when I question the relevance of pageants at all. It’s a never ending battle with my mind. I’ve seen the good and the bad. I was lucky to see mostly the goods of the pageant but there’s more to it.”
About the current incident, Shrinkhala writes, “Right now, we are attacking a single individual instead of questioning the entire practice. If we need a long term solution, we need to move away from hate towards one individual and think deeper. Elese, this will just be another Kanda and will soon be forgotten.”
If you ask me, it is just another Kanda and there is nothing to be done. Continue reading
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.
On his birthday, Miss Nepal 2018, Shrinkhala Khatiwada shared some childhood photos of her brother. Most of the users have appreciated her sharing those cute photos, others have told that they wouldn’t like a sibling to share their bathing photos in social media.
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.
Shrinkhala has gone through a controversy over her social work. She had donated some of the warm clothes she and her team had collected in Kathmandu to the Chepang community she is helping by building a health camp. The Christmas hat she gave the Chepang kids was questioned by some who thought she was promoting the Christian religion to the kids.
Although everybody expected Shrinkhala Khatiwada to win the crown, many were disappointed because she wasn’t selected in the Top 5. But, what she did was already a national record and it was also only one in the whole competition – two major titles to one contestant.
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.”
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: Continue reading
Nepali people are good at online voting and supporting their representative in the international arena. Now, Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Khatiwada has got a huge support from the Nepali people all around the world.
If you are not sure how to vote Shrinkhala in Miss World, here is the video where she herself gives the details:
In the Top Model competition of Miss World, Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Khatiwada was one of the top 32. But, she couldn’t win the title. Although Shrinkhala couldn’t win any title, that is ok because, she wasn’t aiming to win the title in the first place. The category is not an strong category for an intelligent nerd. Being in top 32 in a purely modelling category is a huge boost in her capability out of her nerdy-realm.
The winners of Beauty of World Miss World 2018 Top Model Fast Track were:
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.
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
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?
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: Continue reading