Recently, Nikita Chandak from Urlabari, Morang is crowned Miss Nepal 2017. She is the first person from Marwari community to be crowned Miss Nepal. Even before coming to Miss Nepal, she was a profession model and is studying Fashion Communication at JD Institute of Fashion Technology India, Banglore.
After the competition, we wanted to know what are some of interesting facts and history of Miss Nepal Beauty Pageant.
Miss Nepal is national beauty pageant in Nepal held every year since 1994. Miss Nepal World is sent to compete in Miss World whereas 1st runner-up is sent to Miss Earth and 2nd runner-up is sent to Miss International to represent Nepal.
Nepal started participating in Miss World since 1997. Before that winner were sent to Miss Asia Pacific.
5. Miss Nepal program was canceled 3 times
Due to various reasons, Miss Nepal Program was canceled in 3 years.
In 2001, the beauty pageant was not held due to Royal Massacre.
In 2006, the beauty pageant was canceled due to backlash from Feminist Movement Party.
In 2008, the beauty pageant was canceled due to protests against Miss Nepal.
4. Jharana Bajracharya is the youngest person to be crowned Miss Nepal
At the age of 16, Jharana Bajracharya from Kathmandu was crowned Miss Nepal World 1997.
3. Only 2 girls have been stripped from crown till date
In 1998, Jyoti Pradhan was stripped of her title after she went to the USA after the competition.
In 2014, First Runner-up Prinsha Shrestha was stripped of her title after she broke the rules of her contract with Hidden Treasure.
2. Malvika Subba is the only winner that didn’t compete in Miss World
Interestingly, they organized Miss Nepal on the same day as Miss World. Dumb move I would so.
1. Ishani Shrestha is the only winner that got in Top 10 of Miss World
Every year, Miss Nepal winners are sent to Miss World competition. Ishani Shrestha, Miss Nepal 2013 made it to top 10 of Miss World which is the highest achievement till this date.
Likewise, there are many other Nepali celebrities who participated and didn’t win. Among them, Rekha Thapa and Richa Sharma made it big in Nepali Movie sector despite not wining the title.