In an event titled “Mr. & Miss ANA Nepal ’16” organized by Association of Nepalese Americans (ANA) at Atlanta in United States on Sunday, Pratishna Thapa and Ashish Shrestha won the titles. Pratishna was crowned by Miss ANA Nepal 2014, Riya Shretha. Both the winners won a cash prize of $1000 each along with a round trip to Nepal and some photoshoot opportunities.
The twelve finalists were judged by the jury that consisted of Bhushan Dahal, Nagma Shrestha and Roger Dahal. Subexya Bhadel was the official fashion designer and Prashant Tamrakar was the choreographer of the event pulled off very well by Sarad Yuvraj Singh and his team. The event also witnessed some entertaining performances along with a beautiful dance performance by actress Nandita KC.
Talking exclusively with NeoStuffs, Pratishna shared her happiness saying, “I am thrilled and I still can’t believe that I have won this prestigious title. It has been an amazing journey and I shall cherish these beautiful moments throughout my life. I am also very glad that Ashish and I have been assigned as the Social Ambassadors for Mr. Prashant Tamrakar’s charity organization ‘TATI’ that has been working in four different fields in Nepal – education for children, support in the process of rebuilding Nepal, managing an old age home and Buddhism learning. I am hopeful that I would be able stand up to the expectations the organization keeps with me. At last, I would like to thank everyone who has always been supportive to me.”
Here are some of the photographs from the event.