Delegates Who Will Be Representing Nepal At Major International Pageants In 2016

It’s almost ‘that time of the year’ when some of the most prestigious international pageants for men and women start taking place. Here are the six delegates who will be flying to different corners of the world to represent Nepal at the major pageants this year.

1. Asmi Shrestha

Photo: Saptahik/Kantipur

One of the most sought after Nepalese model, Asmi Shrestha bagged the title of Miss Nepal World 2016 earlier this year in April. The 5 ft 9 inches tall 23-year-old Business Management graduate will be representing Nepal at the 66th edition of the Miss World pageant that will take place in Washington D.C. on December 20th.

2. Roshni Khatri

Photo: M&S VMAG

20-year-old Roshni Khatri had won the title of Miss Nepal Earth 2016 and will be representing Nepal at Miss Earth pageant in Philippines on October 29th this year. The IT student from Lalitpur stands 5ft 10 inches.

3. Barsha Lekhi

Photo: M&S VMAG

Barsha Lekhi was crowned as Miss Nepal International at the same event. The 23-year-old from Saptari stands 5 ft 9 inches. She will represent Nepal at the 56th edition of Miss International 2016 in Japan on October 27.

4. Anoop Bikram Shahi

Photo: Sakar Ojha

The winner of the 2013 Manhunt International Nepal, Anoop Bikram Shahi is currently taking Nepali cinema by storm. The 31-year-old ‘Bir Bikram’ actor who stands 6’1″ will be flying to China to represent Nepal at Manhunt International this year on 29th October. The pageant will be taking place after a gap of three years as the last edition was held in 2012.

5. Zeenus Lama


The winner of Miss Grand Nepal pageant that took place in August this year, Zeenus Lama will be competing with over 80 other delegates from around the world for the title of Miss Grand International 2016. The event will take place in Las Vegas on October 25th. The 24-year-old from Chitwan is a Mass Communication student and works as the Marketing Manager at Organic World & Fair Future.

6. Samikshya Shrestha


Samikshya Shrestha who had won the subtitle of Miss Personality at Miss Nepal pageant in 2013 will be representing Nepal at the first edition of Miss Multinational in Davao City, Philippines; scheduled from November 5 to 20. The 24-year-old social activist is the president of Leo Club of Kathmandu Sangam and the brand ambassador of Peace Wave Nepal, an NGO. The under graduate student of Hospitality Management who had finished her diploma in Japanese language and culture in Japan stands 5 ft 7 inches.

#TeamNepal2016 looks pretty awesome to us and we’re hopeful that these delegates will make us proud.

Good Luck, Team Nepal!

Cover Photo Courtesy: eKantipur (Asmi), M&S VMAG (Anoop), Missosology (Roshni & Barsha), Miss Grand Nepal (Zeenus), Miss Multinational Nepal (Samikshya)

Neeraj Pun (NEO)

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