UPDATE 2 (November 23) – Nagma has shared three hot photos of the swimsuit round at the Miss Universe 2017 contest. She looked confident and world-class in these photos. It was a very unlucky incident that she tripped over while exiting the stage. She regained control and walked immediately in the group. (Read the details of tripping)
The grand finale of the contest is scheduled for November 26. Every vote count for the success of Nagma. So, please vote for Nagma in the official website of Miss Universe. You can vote up to 10 points in a day and vote more points the next day. In Twitter posting #MissUniverse and #Nepal will also count towards vote.
Update on 2017/11/22 Bikini round video in Miss Universe 2017. Nagma fell down while exiting the stage. But, she recovered instantly (see the video clip at the end of the following video). More details posted here. Continue reading
We don’t have bikini round in Miss Nepal. In the history of beauty contests, the only beauty contest to ever have a swimsuit round was Miss Kathmandu 2017 (Read more about Miss Kathmandu 2017 here). Not having such contest at home and participating in international beauty contest has a certain disadvantage. For example, the current Miss Asia Pacific Nepal, Sahara Basnet, wore bikini for the first time in Philippines, in the finale of Miss Asia Pacific International 2017. It is anybody’s guess how the self-consicous beauty might have performed at the contest.
I think, it is time to re-think the decision not to have bikini round in Miss Nepal. They should have the round just to prepare themselves for the international arena they will have to compete in.
Sahara Basnet bikini experience
The following text is what Sahara wrote about her experience in the swimsuit. In summary:
Sahara has always been a shy and introvert girl
Sahara had never worn a bikini before.
While wearing bikini itself was awkward for her, doing a photoshoot in one was the thing she had never thought about. Doing bikini photoshoot and walking wearing them was not easy for her. (That was done in the finale of an international beauty contest)
Such experience is not something a representative of the whole country should have. She should have been prepared for everything including the bikini rounds.
The organizers should learn from the experiences of the participants and prepare themselves for those surprises. Even if there was no bikini round in Miss Nepal beauty contest, Sahara had enough time to practice wearing bikini at home and prepare herself to be comfortable in it. Continue reading
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.). Continue reading
A beauty contest has broken the unwritten rule in Nepali entertainment industry – no swimsuit or bikini round in beauty contest. The contest titled Miss Kathmandu organized a swimsuit round for Miss Best Figure title. The photos and the details of the contest was however kept a secret among the organizers and the contestant. The only photo I could find of the contest is the one published in Kantipur’s Saptahik. The Facebook page of the contest doesn’t even mention the Best Figure contest.
Winner of Miss Kathmandu 2017
The finale of the contest was held on Monday, November 6, 2017 in Hotel Malla, Lainchour, Kathmandu. The crown was awarded to Angel Khati out of the 11 contestants. The first runner up was Sarita Tamang, and second runner up Anisha Lama. The details of the Continue reading