Jane Dipika Garrett

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Jane Garrett
Jane Dipika Garrett

October 2000 (age 23–24)
United States
  • Model
  • Nurse
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Universe Nepal 2023
Miss Universe Nepal 2023
Miss Universe 2023
(Top 20)

Jane Dipika Garrett (born October 2000) is a Nepalese beauty-pageant title-holder and body-positivity advocate who competed in the 2023 Miss Universe. In November 2023, Jane gained international attention, after she created history by becoming the first plus-size contestant to participate in an international beauty pageant competition.[1] She represented Nepal at Miss Universe 2023 and placed as a semi-finalist, the first Miss Nepal in the top twenty since 2018. Her placement marked the first time that a plus-sized contestant had ever reached the semi-finals.[2] However, she is still not satisfied with her achievement in the top 20 because she feels she deserves to be crowned Miss Universe 2023.

Life and career[edit]

Garrett was born in the United States and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her father is American and her mother is of Nepalese decent. A nurse and business developer by profession, she is a supporter of women's hormonal, mental, and physical health after she experienced depression due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. She describes her goal to inform others about hormone imbalances and the potential effects they can have on mental health.[3] Jane frequently uses social media to alter perceptions of women's beauty and normalise plus-size bodies.

In September 2023, Jane competed in the Miss Universe Nepal 2023. She was crowned the winner, making history as the first plus-size competitor to triumph in a national pageant. "As a woman who is curvy and who does not meet certain beauty standards, I’m here to represent women who are curvy, who struggle with weight gain, who struggle with hormonal issues", said Jane after winning the Miss Universe Nepal title.[4] At the preliminary competition of the Miss Universe 2023, which took place in El Salvador on 15 November 2023, she emerged as a crowd favourite.[5] She also became the first ever plus-size competitor at an international beauty pageant to place in the top 20 semi-finals.[6]


  1. ^ "Nepal's Jane Garrett defies beauty standards at Miss Universe 2023 as first plus-size candidate". Philstar Life. Retrieved 2023-11-19.
  2. ^ Shah, Rajan. "Miss Universe Contestant 2023 Jane Dipika Garrett-Bio".
  3. ^ "Could Miss Universe 2023 crown its first plus-sized contestant?". Times of Malta. 2023-11-18. Retrieved 2023-11-19.
  4. ^ "Meet the First Plus-Size Winner of Miss Universe Nepal 2023". Bright Side – Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder. 2023-10-31. Retrieved 2023-11-19.
  5. ^ "Miss Universe 2023: Miss Nepal Jane Dipika Garrett scripts History To Become The First Plus-Size model". TimesNow. 2023-11-19. Retrieved 2023-11-19.
  6. ^ Shrestha, Sajira. "Jane Dipika Garrett: Redefining beauty, advocating positivity and inclusivity as Miss Universe Nepal 2023". My Republica. Retrieved 2023-11-19.

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