Less than two weeks more, and we will have our new Miss Nepal. The reigning Miss Nepal Asmee Shrestha will crown her successor in the finale event that is scheduled to take place on June 2nd. Who all are competing for the most coveted pageant title in Nepal this year anyway? Let’s find out.
Contestant# 1. Swostika Silwal
Swostika Silwal is 19 and she is representing Lalitpur. She is currently studying Bachelors in Public Administration from Public Administration College. She stands 5’6″.
Contestant# 2. Rinku Bajracharya
23-year-old Rinku Bajracharya is a graduate from Nepal College of Management with a Bachelor’s degree in BBA. She has done some modelling projects as well. She is 5’8″ and represents Lalipur.
Contestant# 3. Priyanka Khadka
Priyanka Khadka, 22, stands 5’4″ and she is representing Jhapa. She is pursuing her Masters degree in Microbiology from St. Xavier’s College.
Contestant# 4. Anusha Lamsal
Anusha Lamsal is from Dhading. She is 22 years old and stands 5’4″.
Contestant# 5. Narmata Gurung
Narmata Gurung is quite a popular Nepali model in Hong Kong who has been a part of various fashion events there. Originally from Butwal, the 20-year-old is a graduate in foundation diploma majoring in Computer and Design. She is 5 ft 5 inches tall.
Contestant# 6. Rojina Shrestha
Rojina Shrestha, 22, is a BBA graduate from Thames International College. She is 5’6″ and is representing Birgunj.
Contestant# 7. Rojina Shrestha
Rojina Shreshta, 23, is a pretty experienced model who has been a part of various pageants and fashion events. She had won the sub-title of Miss Best Hair in Joy Papaya Sun Glam Hunt 2013, and had finished in Top 10 in EnVogue. She had also won the title of Miss Apex in 2014. The student of Bachelors in Computer Information stands 5’8″ and is representing Kathmandu.
Contestant# 8. Aasina Baral
Aasina Baral was the title winner of Miss SLC in 2014. She is 19 years old and stands 5’5″. She is a student of Bachelors in Social Work at St. Xavier’s College. She represents Kathmandu.
Contestant# 9. Anita Bhandari
Anita Bhandari who is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Microbiology from Golden Gate International College represents Syangja. The 24-year-old who stands 5’8″ has also done various modelling projects.
Contestant# 10. Rakchya Karki
23-year-old Rakchya Karki is a graduate in Environment Engineering from Kathmandu University. She was the winner of Idea Studio Nepal Season 2 where she had pitched the idea of ‘anti-pollution mask’ that could prevent ailments from air pollution. She is 5’5″ and represents Kathmandu.
Contestant# 11. Niti Shah
The student of Bachelors in Journalism at St. Xavier’s College in Kathmandu, 21-year-old Niti Shah is a popular model. She had won the runner up position in Face of House of Fashion in 2013. She also was declared the most popular face of EnVogue. She has been one of the most popular cover girls and has been featured on the covers of Teenz, VOW, Navyaata, Naari, M&S and Vida among others. She stands 5’5″ and is representing Dang.
Contestant# 12. Urusha Adhikari
22-year-old Urusha Adhikari completed her Bachelors degree in Nursing from Kathmandu University. She is 5’6″ and represents Chitwan.
Contestant# 13. Manzari Singh
Manzari Singh, 22, completed her Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. She stands 5’5″ and represents Palpa.
Contestant# 14. Nikita Chandak
Nikita Chandak is a professional model who has been a part of various fashion events not only in Nepal but in India as well — TGIF Fashion Week, Pune Fashion Week, International Glam Fashion Week and Kerala Fashion Week to name few. The 20-year-old is 5’6″ and is representing Morang.
Contestant# 15. Gyani Maiya Baral
Gyani Maiya Baral represents Pokhara. She is a model and has been involved in various fashion events. She is 23 and stands 5’5″.
Contestant# 16. Dristi Katwal
Dristi Katwal, 23-year-old from Biratnagar, is pursuing her Bachelors degree in Nursing. She is a model as well and has done various projects including ads and music videos. She is 5’5″.
Contestant# 17. Sahara Basnet
Sahara Basnet is a student of BBA at Kathmandu University School of Management. She is a good volleyball player and a model as well. She had taken part in Miss Global pageant in 2011 where she won the sub-title of Miss Smile. She has walked the ramps of various fashion shows and has also been featured in some ads. She is 22 years old, stands 5’5″ and represents Lalipur.
Contestant# 18. Barsha Pokhrel
Barsha Pokharel, 22, completed her Bachelors degree in commerce from Shree Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. She is a model and has been part of various fashion events in Nepal and India. She is from Biratnagar and stands 5’4″.
Contestant# 19. Kritika Giri
Kritika Giri had won the title of Miss Purwanchal in 2016. The 19-year-old from Jhapa has been a part of various fashion events. She is currently doing Bachelors in Journalism from Golden Gate International College. She stands 5’4″.
Do you have a favorite already. If you do, you can help them and make them a finalist. All you have to do is type MN <space> CONTESTANT NUMBER and send it to 33001. Or you can simply download NMag App from Play Store on your Android devices and vote for your favorite contestant.
The grand finale of the 22nd edition of Miss Nepal will take place at Hotel Annapurna in Kathmandu on June 2nd. The event will be hosted by Sanjay Gupta and Subeksha Khadka.
A big shout out to M&S VMAG for the beautiful photographs and videos.
Cover Photo: Hidden Treasure