Miss Nepal

Miss Nepal
Miss Nepal
Formation 1994
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Kathmandu
Location  Nepal
Website Official website

Miss Nepal/Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal (मिस नेपाल) beauty pageant is an annual event held in Kathmandu, Nepal. This pageant started in 1994. The winner of the event competes in Miss World, 1st runner up competes in Miss Earth and 2nd runner up competes in Miss International pageants respectively.[1]

The Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal titleholders are: Malina Joshi as Miss Nepal World 2011, Anupama Aura Gurung as Miss Nepal Earth 2011, and Sarina Maskey as Miss International Nepal 2011.

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International pageants

Miss Nepal has been participating in the Miss Asia Pacific pageant since 1994, starting with Ruby Rana; and in the Miss World pageant since 1997, starting with Jharana Bajracharya.

From 2004, the practice of choosing a single winner or "Miss Nepal" was changed to instead elect representatives to the different international pageants. As of 2004, the 2nd Runner Up is sent to the Miss Earth pageant, which is recognized as one of the three most prestigious beauty pageants in the world.[2]

In 2002, the pageant was held in December which was after the Miss World 2002, hence the Miss Nepal 2002 winner, Malvika Subba missed the opportunity to represent Nepal in the Miss World pageant. From 2005, the practice of sending the 1st Runner Up to Miss Asia Pacific was abolished in favor of sending the 1st Runner Up for the Miss Earth Beauty Paegent. And since 2010, the 2nd Runner Up represents Nepal at Miss International beauty pageant.

Representatives to Miss World

Year Titleholder State Placement Award
2011 Malina Joshi Dharan
2010 Sadichha Shrestha Kathmandu
2009 Zenisha Moktan Kathmandu
2007 Sitashma Chand Lalitpur
2005 Sugarika KC Lalitpur
2004 Payal Shakya Kathmandu
2003 Priti Sitoula Kathmandu
2000 Usha Khadgi Birgunj
1999 Shewta Shah Kathmandu
1998 Jyoti Pradhan Kathmandu
1997 Jharana Bajracharya Kathmandu

Representatives to Miss Earth

Year Titleholder State Placement Award
2011 Anupama Aura Gurung Chitwan TBA TBA
2010 Sahana Bajracharya Kathmandu
2009 Richa Thapa Magar Kathmandu
2007 Bandana Sharma Lalitpur
2006 Ayushma Pokharel New Baneshwor
2005 Shavona Shrestha Kathmandu
2004 Anita Gurung Pokhara
2002 Nira Gautam Kathmandu

Representatives to Miss International

Year Titleholder State Placement Award
2011 Sarina Maskey Narayangad
2010 Sanyukta Timsina Kathmandu
2005 Nisha Adhikari Kathmandu
2000 Uma Bogati Kathmandu

Representatives to Miss Asia Pacific

Year Titleholder State Placement Award
2011 Sahana Bajracharya Kathmandu Top 15
2005 Sarah Gurung Kathmandu Best National Costume
2003 Prerana Shah Kathmandu Top 10
2000 Biva Maya Ranjeet Kathmandu
1999 Nikita Bhandari Kshatriya Kathmandu
1998 Niru Shrestha Kathmandu
1997 Neelima Gurung Pokhara
1996 Poonam Ghimire Kathmandu
1995 Sumi Khadka Kathmandu
1994 Ruby Rana Birgunj

Representatives to other international pageants

Miss Nepal appointed delegates

Year Delegate Pageant Placement
2003 Ayusha Shrestha World Miss University WINNER
2007 Kunchhang Moktan Miss Tourism Queen Int'l
2007 Ayusha Karki World Miss University
2008 Priyanka Pokharel World Miss University
2008 Hema Shrestha Miss Tourism Queen Int'l
2009 Richa Thapa Miss Tourism Queen Int'l
2009 Bibha Prajapati Beauty of the World
2011 Samriddhi Rai Miss Tourism Queen Int'l
2011 Shelina Moktan Miss Global Beauty Queen

Miss Nepal USA

The first ever Miss Nepal USA pageant was held in Pennsylvania, on July 2001. The contest was held during the annual convention held by The Association of Nepalese in Americas. After 10 years, the pageant has made a come back. The second round of the pageant was held in New York, on August 2011 and was organized by Gauri Malla.

The aim of these contests is to identify talented young women who can uphold Nepalese pride in an international platform.[3]

Year Winner 1st Runner Up 2nd Runner Up
2011 Sujeeta Basnet Tilashmi Bista Nabina Basnet
2001 Nepolina Chhetri Sabina Shrestha Smriti Gurung

Miss Nepal Hong Kong

Miss Nepal Hong Kong was replaced in 2005 by the name of Miss Talent Hunt HK. But from 2011, Miss Talent Hunt HK has been running it as an International Pageant but, it does also have Nepalese contestants including other nationalities as well.However, in this year of 2011, Miss.Nepal Hong Kong is back after a long 6 years.[4]

Year Winner 1st Runner Up 2nd Runner Up
2011 Lakpa Dolma Sherpa Mamta Gurung Ruthsha Rai
2011 Miss.Talent Hunt HK comming soon....
2010 Melizza Phillippine Mandeep Kaur Geeta Thapa Magar - 2009 Anju Ghising Sangita Gurung Manjila Rai
2008 Rina Gurung Sophia Gurung Rachana Rai
2007 Susmita Gurung Sunita Gurung Natasha Shrestha
2006 Basanti Pun Sabrina Shrestha Elina Ghale
2005 Dipti Thapa Anisha Limbu Anjana Rai
2005 Purnima Gurung Deepa BK Sunita Thapa
2001 Pooja Subba
2000 Mamita Gurung Kavita Gurung Saiyan Amatya
1998 Junu Pun

Miss Nepal Australia

Year Winner 1st Runner Up 2nd Runner Up Miss Catwalk Miss Talent
2011 Reecha Dhital Munmoon Shah Nira Pun Sushrada Pradhan Reetu Ale
2009 Sanam Dangol Karishma Shrestha Prada Pradhan Shilpa Sharma Shilpa Sharma

Miss UK Nepal

Year Winner 1st Runner Up 2nd Runner Up
2011 Gaumaya Gurung Pragya Shrestha Neelam Gurung
2010 Nabina Gurung Sheila Shraddha Limbu Monica Limbu

Miss UK Nepal 2011

For the 2nd edition of the Miss UK Nepal 2011 beauty pageant, there have been 10 finalists chosen for the final event. The winner of the competition will be taking part in Miss Nepal 2012 in the upcoming year.

Official Top 10 contestants

     Winner      1st Runner-up      2nd Runner-up

C No Name Age Height City Placement Representation
5 Gaumaya Gurung 19 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) Watford Winner Miss Nepal 2012
8 Pragya Shrestha 21 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Barnet 1st Runner Up Miss Nepal 2012
6 Neelam Gurung 21 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) Reading 2nd Runner Up
7 Brishana Gurung 18 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Watford Top 5
9 Mina Kuwar 17 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) Aldershot Top 5
1 Aasha Gurung 20 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) Blackheath
2 Shradha Khawas 18 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Guildford
3 Bijaya Gurung 22 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Watford
4 Sanu Gurung 18 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Watford
10 Ninja Bhatta 22 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Northolt

Trivia

  • Tallest Miss Nepal: Prerana Shah (Miss Nepal 2003 1st Runner Up) 5'11"(180 cm).
  • Shortest Miss Nepal: Priti Sitoula (Miss Nepal 2003) & Payal Shakya both are 5'4"(163 cm).
  • In 1997, there were two different contests. Miss World Nepal 1997 which Jharana Bajracharya won and was sent to Miss World 1997 and the Hidden Treasures Miss Nepal which was Neelima Gurung who went to Miss Asia Pacific 1997 but from 1998 the Winner goes to Miss World and the 1st Runner up goes to Miss Asia Pacific.
  • In 2005 the 1st Runner Up Shavona Shrestha went to Miss Earth 2005 and the 2nd Runner Up Ayushma Pokharel went to Miss Earth 2006 because in 2006 Miss Nepal was not held.

References

Notes

  • No contest was held in 2001 because of the Nepalese royal massacre.
  • From 2010, Miss Nepal; second ruuner up will represent Nepal in Miss International.
  • From 2011 onwards the names of the 3rd runner up and 4the runner up were revealed while announcing the names of the winners.

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