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.
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.
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Happy birthday Beeeeemli! I miss you. So so much. You were my first best friend, my confidante, my elder sister, my guardian, by dai, my bhai, my partner in crime! Ever since you went to Australia, I lost my closest friend and now I miss you more than ever. I miss having someone to bug, I miss getting on your nerves for silly stuff, I miss covering for you when you didn't come home. Come back soon, for good. Lyang ko baini doesn't make any sense when Lyang isn't here. I love you dai ❤️ P. S. I don't care, it's still your birthday in Nepal.
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
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.
Winner is Miss Mexico:
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.”
And she won the title!
A video report on her journey :
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:
How can Shrinkhala go to semi finals of Miss World 2018? Here is the answer:
There are six contests. Only one of them has already completed – top model competition. In that contest, Shrinkhala was one of the Top 32. Remaining 5 contests are:
- Head to Head Challenge
- Multimedia Award
- Beauty with a purpose
The three possible competitions she might win are Head to Head challenge, Multimedia award and Beauty with Purpose.
15 contestants will be selected by these competitions. There is a high chance that she gets more than one titles. If she wins more than one, she will be considered to be possible winner.
Shrinkhala has also given the details in her Instagram posts:
A lot of Nepali were shocked when Miss Nepal Shrinkhala faced a problem with her gown during the ramp walk of Top Model Competition of Miss World 2018. My video report:
To the issue, Shrinkhala had clarified it bye sharing the following statement:
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:
Winner – Miss France
Runner up -China PR
2nd Runner up – Senegal
4th – Korea
5th – South Africa
Top 32 out of 118 contestants
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..
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?
I believe she will !!
Watch the following video to know my thoughts:
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:
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.”
Miss Nepal 2018 performed a spoken word poetry in the talent round of the contest. The poetry titled ‘Colors’ was about violence against girl children. After she was crowned Miss Nepal, she has decided to probe into the problem and try helping girls escape such crime.
In a Instagram chat with her followers, Shrinkhala talked about her experience and how such problems can be dealt with. I have created a video report with the main points of her discussion in the following video:
In the video, Shirnkhala has talked about how to deal with eve-teasing problem in the streets in Nepal. Although she didn’t give a solution, she sure has thought about it in detail and gave two different scenarios :