Miss Nepal

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Miss Nepal
Miss Nepal Logo.png
Logo of the Miss Nepal Beauty Pageant.
Formation 1994
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Kathmandu
Location
Membership
Current
Miss World
(1997–)
Miss Asia Pacific
(1994–2005, 2016–)
Miss Earth
(2005–)
Miss International
(2010–)
Official language
Nepali & English
Key people
Founder chairman Gopal Sunder Lal Kakshapati
Website missnepal.com.np

Miss Nepal is a national beauty pageant in Nepal. The winner is sent to Miss World contest while the 1st and 2nd runners-up are sent to the Miss Earth and Miss International pageants respectively. Nikita Chandak has been crowned Miss Nepal 2017[1]. She will represent Nepal at Miss World 2017.[2] Roshni Khatri is Miss Nepal Earth 2016[3] and Barsha Lekhi is Miss Nepal International 2016.[4]

Nepal also sends representatives in other minor global pageants such as Miss Tourism Queen International, Miss Globe International, Miss Heritage and Miss Asia Pacific World.

History[edit]

Ever since the pageant started from 1994, historically the winner of the Miss Nepal pageant represented the Nepal in the Miss Asia Pacific. After 1997, the Hidden Treasures collaborated with Kathmandu Jaycees and formed two pageants of Kathmandu Jacyees Miss Nepal and Hidden Treasures Miss World Nepal. From 1998 onwards, the winner of Miss Nepal has been sent to Miss World contest and the 1st runner up to Miss Asia Pacific. No contest was held in 2001 because of the Nepalese royal massacre.

From 2004, the 2nd runner up has been granted to represent Nepal in the pageant Miss Earth but it changed a year later, to 1st runner up as it had been stopped sending to Miss Asia Pacific. In 2010, the 2nd runner up has started to send to Miss International. Since 2011 onwards; the names of the 3rd runner up and 4th runner up were revealed while announcing the names of the winners on the Coronation Night.

Competition[edit]

Since 1994, every year women from age range of 19–25 years old compete on the national pageant of Miss Nepal. In which, 16 contestants are wisely chosen from across the country and they begin on 1-month training & grooming course before the final event in which they participate in lectures, social work, photoshoots, interviews and etiquette lessons. As on the coronation night which lasts up to 3 hours long, all the candidates engage on opening sequence, introduction speech after which the top 10 semi-finalists are chosen who then compete in an interview portion with the judges and evening gown and the 5 finalists are chosen. This is when the final question and answer round is held. At the end, the names of runners-up and winner are announced from live telecast in Nepal Television.

Tasks[edit]

  • Miss Nepal has to represent Nepal into the Miss World beauty pageant.
  • Miss Nepal gets to be a Young Conservation Ambassador for the activities of WWF Nepal[5]
  • Relevant and important charity work with Maiti Nepal & HIV & Aids Campaign.

Requirements[edit]

Requirements for selection of participants of Miss Nepal:

  • The applicant should be an unmarried female Nepalese citizen.
  • Age should be between 19–25 years.
  • Minimum academic qualification should be 10+2 or equivalent.
  • Minimum height must be 5 ft 4 inches (163 cm).
  • Applicant should be attractive, possess sound health and have good moral character.

Notable winners and contestants[edit]

Controversial contestants[edit]

  • 1998 Winner Jyoti Pradhan was dethroned when it was discovered that she had fled to the USA after she finish competed in Miss World 1998. Therefore, 1st runner-up Niru Shrestha was crowned first place.
  • 2012 Contestant Rashmita Maharjan was injured during the scooter practice, resulting her to quit the contest. She later, came back in 2014 contest and made it to Top 10 semi-finalist.
  • 2014 Contestant Mona Bajracharya's family was unhappy with her competing in the pageant which resulted with her quitting from the contest which give an odd number from 20 to 19 contestants.
  • 2014 First Runner-up Prinsha Shrestha was the second Miss Nepal to be dethroned due to breaking the rules from her contract with Hidden Treasure by competing in Miss Eco Queens 2015 pageant. 2nd runner up Sonie Rajbhandari was then given the title of Miss Nepal Earth 2014 (1st runner up)

Recent titleholders[edit]

The winner of Miss Nepal represents her country at Miss World.

Year Representative Miss Nepal Placement in Miss World Number of entrants
2017 Urlabari,    Nepal Nikita Chandak TBA 19
2016 Chitwan,    Nepal Asmi Shrestha Top 5 in Beauty with a Purpose 19
2015 Pennsylvania,  United States Evana Manandhar No Placement 19
2014 Dharan,    Nepal Subin Limbu No Placement 19
2013 Colorado,  United States Ishani Shrestha Top 10 Semi-finalists (6th place) 19
2012 Cornwall,  United Kingdom Shristi Shrestha Top 20 Quarter-Finalists (20th place) 19
2011 Dharan,    Nepal Malina Joshi Top 30 in Beauty with a Purpose 19
2010 Kathmandu,    Nepal Sadichha Shrestha No Placement 19

Winners' gallery[edit]

State titles[edit]

There is an unofficial formula to determine the states and regions represented in Nepal. The base number of contestants over the last decade has been 19–20, which can be increased or decreased by pageant's management.

Year Miss Photogenic Miss Talent Miss Catwalk Miss Personality Miss Best Smile (1994–2013);
Beauty with a Purpose (2014–present)
1994 Ruby Rana
Parsa District, Nepal
Annu Radha Pudasaini
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Ruby Rana
Parsa District, Nepal
Latika Maskey
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Beenu Shrestha
Lalitpur District, Nepal
1995 Rita Gurung
Kaski District, Nepal
Eelina Ranjit
Parsa District, Nepal
Poonam Ghimire
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Poonam Ghimire
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Trishna Kunwar
Nawalparasi District, Nepal
1996 Poonam Ghimire
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Tsering Lhamo Zunglo
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Kala Subba
Sunsari District, Nepal
Binita Gurung
Kaski District, Nepal
Shova Chand
Baitadi District, Nepal
1997 Charu Joshi
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Neelima Gurung
Kaski District, Nepal
Yogita Pradhan
Sunsari District, Nepal
Neelima Gurung
Kaski District, Nepal
Sarita Gyawali
Chitwan District, Nepal
1998 Jyoti Pradhan
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Niru Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Jyoti Pradhan
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Niru Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Kriti Shrestha
Sunsari District, Nepal
1999 Kripa Shrestha
Kaski District, Nepal
Shweta Singh
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Nikita Bhandari
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Nikita Bhandari
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Ritu Subba
Lalitpur District, Nepal
2000 Usha Khadgi
Parsa District, Nepal
Rajeswori Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Biva Maya Ranjeet
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Usha Khadghi
Parsa District, Nepal
Jasmine Shrestha
Kaski District, Nepal
2002 Pinky Shah
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Malvika Subba
Sunsari District, Nepal
Malvika Subba
Sunsari District, Nepal
Malvika Subba
Sunsari District, Nepal
Sugan Sharma
Morang District, Nepal
2003 Rupa Upadhyay
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Rupa Upadhyay
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Prerana Shah
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Prerana Shah
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Priti Sitoula
Kathmandu District, Nepal
2004 Payal Shakya
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Anita Gurung
Kaski District, Nepal
Sarah Gurung
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Suzan Gurung
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Sukriti Baskota
Kathmandu District, Nepal
2005 Mohini Rana
Syangja District, Nepal
Sugarika KC
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Sugarika KC
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Shavona Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Mohini Rana
Syangja District, Nepal
2007 Bandana Sharma
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Sabitra Shrestha
Lumbini, Nepal
Sitashma Chand
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Sitashma Chand
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Reecha Sharma
Kailali District, Nepal
2009 Aayusha Karki
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Richa Thapa Magar
Baglung District, Nepal
Zenisha Moktan
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Richa Thapa Magar
Baglung District, Nepal
Punam Thapaliya
Jhapa District, Nepal
2010 Sadichha Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Kusumanjali KC
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Sadichha Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Sadichha Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Anita Acharya
Kavre, Nepal
2011 Manisha Bista
Bhaktapur District, Nepal
Bishnu Chemjong
Taplejung District, Nepal
Malina Joshi
Sunsari District, Nepal
Namrata Dahal
Sarlahi District, Nepal
Pratibha Shrestha
Sunsari District, Nepal
2012 Akesha Bista
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Akesha Bista
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Shristi Shrestha
Cornwall, England
Neelam Chand
Kanchanpur District, Nepal
Nagma Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
2013 Shritima Shah
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Sipora Gurung
Kaski District, Nepal
Ishani Shrestha
Colorado, United States
Samikshya Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Riju Shrestha
Jhapa District, Nepal
2014 Sitoshna Ban
Chitwan District, Nepal
Prinsha Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Lakpa Tamang
Rasuwa District, Nepal
Pranayna KC
NSW, Australia
Prinsha Shrestha
Kathmandu District, Nepal
2015 Dibyata Vaidya
Kathmandu District, Nepal
Puja Shrestha
Tanahu District, Nepal
Evana Manandhar
Pennsylvania, United States
Evana Manandhar
Pennsylvania, United States
Rebika Chhetri
Lalitpur District, Nepal
2016 Asmi Shrestha
Chitwan District, Nepal
Srijana Regmi
Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal
Roshni Khatri
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Roshni Khatri
Lalitpur District, Nepal
Prativa Dawadi
Kaski District, Nepal
2017 Anusha Lamsal
Dhading District, Nepal
Narmata Gurung
Rupandehi District, Nepal
Nikita Chandak
Morang District, Nepal
Rojina Shrestha
Parsa District, Nepal
Dristi Katwal
Morang District, Nepal

Official states (20)[edit]

   

  * Denotes that state has a preliminary pageant – which may or may not still be held – as of 2014 only Biratnagar, Chitwan, Dharan, Itahari, Jhapa and Pokhara held preliminaries.

  ** Denotes that state has been represented through the Miss Purwanchal (Miss Eastern Region) preliminary. Additionally, two states, Chitwan and Pokhara hold their own individual pageants.

Official regions (5)[edit]

Biratnagar, Dharan, Itahari and Jhapa are regions of Eastern Region and are titles handed out at the Miss Purwanchal preliminary. As of 1995 Pokhara has its own preliminary.

Together, these 20 regions form the "base" of the Miss Nepal contest. However, at times other regions and territories have been represented. However, many times the pageant has been criticised for having lack of diversity interns of selection of candidates. Due to the reason that many girls from Kathmandu Valley are represented and are consistent in the pageant per year which resulted in the most winners from the Kathmandu Valley. However, since 2013, the pageant has decided to include more candidates from outside the Capital Valley.

Regional rankings[edit]

Cities Titles Winning Years
Kathmandu
10
1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015
Dharan
3
2002, 2011, 2014
Chitwan
2
2012, 2016
Lalitpur 2005, 2007
Birgunj 1994, 2000
Pokhara
1
1997
Urlabari 2017

List of Miss Nepal at International pageants[edit]

Miss World Nepal[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semi-finalists

After the local franchise for the Miss World pageant in 1997, Miss Nepal have started to send its winner. 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. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Nepal Hometown Placement in Miss Nepal Placement Remarks
1997 Jharana Bajracharya Kathmandu Miss World Nepal Unplaced Later on became a famous Nepali Actress and worked in both Bollywood and Nepali movies.
1998 Niru Shrestha Kathmandu 1st Runner Up Unplaced After, Miss World 1998 Jyoti was dethroned as Miss Nepal 1998 title after unable to full fill her duties as the reigning Miss Nepal.
1999 Shewta Singh Kathmandu WINNER Unplaced In 2014, Shweta became the new CEO of Miss Nepal beauty contest.
2000 Usha Khadgi Birgunj WINNER Unplaced
2002 Malvika Subba Dharan WINNER Withdrew Miss Nepal 2002 was held on the same date as Miss World 2002 which was the reason why Malvika wasn't send to the international pageant. Being the only Miss Nepal till date who wasn't send to Miss World after Hidden Treasure bought the license to Miss World beauty contest. She later on became a media personality for working in Television as Host, actress, MC.
2003 Priti Stioula Kathmandu WINNER Unplaced
2004 Payal Shakya Kathmandu WINNER Unplaced
2005 Sugarika KC Lalitpur WINNER Unplaced
2007 Sitashma Chand Lalitpur WINNER Unplaced
2009 Zenisha Moktan Kathmandu WINNER Unplaced
2010 Sadichha Shrestha Kathmandu WINNER Unplaced
2011 Malina Joshi Dharan WINNER Unplaced Top 10 Beauty with a Purpose at Miss World 2011
2012 Shristi Shrestha Chitwan WINNER Top 30 Quarter-Finalist Top 10 at MultiMedia Award
Top 10 at Miss World Beach Beauty
2013 Ishani Shrestha Kathmandu WINNER Top 10 Semi-finalist Beauty with a Purpose
2nd Runner-up at MultiMedia Award
2014 Subin Limbu Dharan WINNER Unplaced Top 10 at The People's Choice
2015 Evana Manandhar Kathmandu WINNER Unplaced Top 7 at Dance of the World
Top 10 at Beauty With a Purpose
2016 Asmi Shrestha Chitwan WINNER Unplaced Top 5 at Beauty with a Purpose
2017 Nikita Chandak Biratnagar WINNER TBA

Miss Earth Nepal[edit]

The 1st runner-up title of Miss Nepal will be competing at Miss Earth pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a candidate is sent.

Year Miss Nepal Hometown Placement in Miss Nepal Placement Remarks
2002 Nira Gautam Kathmandu Miss Earth Nepal Unplaced Miss Nepal organization appointed Nira to represent Nepal at Miss Earth 2002, even though she didn't compete in Miss Nepal 2002 beauty pageant.
2004 Anita Gurung Pokhara 2nd runner-up Unplaced In 2004, the format of sending 2nd runner-up position winner to Miss Earth started. However the regulation changed from 2005 and the 1st runner-up was sent to Miss Earth beauty pageant.
2005 Shavona Shrestha Kathmandu 1st runner-up Unplaced Public Choice Award (Top 5). Shavona was heavily criticised on her body during swimsuit press presentation by Missosology website.
2006 Ayushma Pokharel Kathmandu 2nd runner-up Unplaced In 2006, due to Feminist Movement Party, Miss Nepal 2006 beauty pageant wasn't held. The 2nd runner-up from previous year's Miss Nepal pageant Ayushma, was sent to Miss Earth 2006.
2007 Bandana Sharma Lalitpur 1st runner-up Unplaced
2009 Richa Thapa Magar Kathmandu 1st runner-up Unplaced
2010 Sahana Bajracharya Birendranagar 1st runner-up Unplaced Sahana works as Television Host for Image Channel.
2011 Anupama Aura Gurung Chitwan 1st runner-up Unplaced Previously competed in Miss Mongol 2010 but ended up winning Miss Friendship sub-title.
2012 Nagma Shrestha Kathmandu Miss Nepal Earth Top 8 Finalist 2nd, silver medalist(s) Walk with M.E (1st Runner-up)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dolphins Love Freedom Mural Painting Challenge (1st Runner-up)
2013 Rojisha Shahi Dhapakhel Miss Nepal Earth Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s) Best in Evening Gown (1st Runner-up)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Most Child Friendly Challenge
2014 Prinsha Shrestha Kathmandu Miss Nepal Earth
(Dethroned on 5 April 2015)
Unplaced Eco-Beauty Video (Top 10)
1st, gold medalist(s) Yahoo! Beauty for a Cause online competition

Prinsha was dethroned on 5 April 2015 for breaking the rules of her contract by participating in Miss Eco Queen 2015 pageant. Soni Rajbhandari was crowned as the new Miss Nepal Earth 2014.

2015 Dibyata Vaidya Kathmandu Miss Nepal Earth Unplaced
2016 Roshni Khatri Lalitpur Miss Nepal Earth Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s) Resort Wear (1st Runner-up)
2017 Rojina Shrestha Kathmandu Miss Nepal Earth TBA

Miss International Nepal[edit]

Before 2010, Miss Nepal International was organised by different company which produced winners that were represented in Miss International beauty pageant. But since 2010, Hidden Treasure bought the franchise to Miss International and now sends delegate (2nd runner-up) from the annual Miss Nepal beauty pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent.

Year Miss Nepal Hometown Placement in Miss Nepal Placement Remarks
2000 Uma Bogati Kathmandu Unplaced
2005 Nisha Adhikari Kathmandu Miss Nepal International Unplaced Later on, Nisha became a famous Nepali movie actress.[6]
2010 Sanyukta Timsina Kathmandu 2nd runner-up Unplaced
2011 Sarina Maskey Kathmandu 2nd runner-up Unplaced
2012 Subeksha Khadka Lalitpur Miss Nepal International Unplaced
2013 Shritima Shah Kathmandu Miss Nepal International Unplaced
2014 Sonie Rajbhandari Pokhara Miss Nepal International Unplaced
2015 Medha Koirala Biratnagar Miss Nepal International Unplaced
2016 Barsha Lekhi Saptari Miss Nepal International Unplaced
2017 Niti Shah Ghorahi Miss Nepal International TBA

Miss Asia Pacific[edit]

From 1994 to 1997, the Miss Nepal pageant was held to select the representative of the Nepal to the Miss Asia Pacific Pageant. In 1997, Jharana Bajracharya was crowned as Hidden Treasures Miss World Nepal 1997 winner who was sent to Miss World 1997 and Kathmandu Jaycees[7] Miss Nepal where Neelima Gurung took the crown and went to Miss Asia Pacific 1997. After 1997, Miss Nepal Beauty Pageant started to hold the local franchise for the Miss World Pageant and the 1st runner up was sent to the Miss Asia Pacific contest until 2004. Miss Nepal no longer sends its winners to this pageant anymore. The third title of Miss Nepal will be competing at Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent.

Year Miss Nepal Hometown Placement in Miss Nepal Placement Remarks
1994 Ruby Rana Birgunj WINNER Unplaced
1995 Sumi Khadka Kathmandu WINNER Unplaced
1996 Poonam Ghimire Kathmandu WINNER Unplaced
1997 Neelima Gurung Pokhara WINNER Unplaced
1998 Niru Shrestha Kathmandu 1st runner-up Unplaced Previously Jyoti Pradhan was crowned as Miss Nepal 1998 but later on Jyoti got dethroned for being unable to fulfil her duties as Miss Nepal. Later, 1st runner-up Niru Shrestha was crowned as Miss Nepal 1998.
1999 Nikita Bhandari Kshatriya Kathmandu 1st runner-up Unplaced
2000 Biva Maya Ranjeet Kathmandu 1st runner-up Unplaced
2003 Prerana Shah Kathmandu 1st runner-up Top 10 Semi-finalist First ever international placement for Miss Nepal in over 9 years of the pageant.
2005 Sarah Gurung Lalitpur 1st runner-up Unplaced
2016 Anushu KC Jharuwarasi Top 10 Unplaced
2017 Sahara Basnet Lalitpur 3rd runner-up TBA

Other pageants[edit]

Miss Nepal US[edit]

The first ever Miss Nepal USA was held in July 2001 in Philadelphia. The pageant was organized by American Nepalese Association (ANA) and was held a day before the grand finale of ANA's annual convention.

Miss Nepal US officially became a pageant platform when it made a comeback in New York, in August 2011 and was organized by Event Planet Inc.

The aim of this pageant platform is to identify young women leaders who can uphold Nepalese pride in an international platform while advancing her career in the field she is passionate about.[8] Since 2014, there has been introduction to new special awards of Miss California Nepal, Miss New York Nepal and Miss Texas Nepal as the winners of regional states which were equivalent to 3rd runner-up spots.[9]

Year Miss Nepal USA 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up Miss Califorina Nepal Miss New York Nepal Miss Texas Nepal
2015 Priyanka Thapaliya[10]
North Carolina
Kausali Lama
Minnesota
Neha Jha
Texas
Sunita Pun
California
Neha Jha
New York
Sharon Gami
Texas
2014 Khushbu Mishra[11][12]
Ohio
Sushma Sharma
California
Sushma Adhikari
Massachusetts
Kusma Kharel
California
Kabita Pahari
New York
Supriya Sharma
Texas
2013 Bartika Rai
New York
Anuja Thapa Magar
California
Sony Pathak
Texas
Anuja KC
California
Samjhana Lama
New York
Nikki Pandey
Texas
2012 Astha Shrestha
Maryland
Nurja Shrestha
Texas
Aashma Dhakal
New York
Sangita Dhakal
California
Aashma Dhakal
New York
Nurja Shrestha
Texas
2011 Sujita Basnet
District of Columbia
Tilasmi Bista
California
Nabina Basnet
Texas
Tilasmi Bista
California
Jubi Gauchan
New York
Sushma Bogati
Texas
2001 Nepolina Chhetri
Pennsylvania
Sabina Shrestha
DC/MD/VA
Smriti Gurung
California

Miss Hong Kong Nepal[edit]

Miss Nepal Hong Kong was held since 1998 in favour of giving a platform for Nepalis in Hong Kong women and also to build up their confidence and self-esteem. In 2011, After 6 years the 5th Miss Nepal Hong Kong was held on 3 August 2011. Miss Hong Kong Nepal 2016 is going to be held on 16 September 2016 after three years. 14 contestants have been confirmed.[13]

Year Miss Nepal Hong Kong 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up
2016 Bhumika Gurung
Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Neha Rai
Yuen Long, Hong Kong
Sunita Limbu
Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
2012 Parina Subba
Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Manisha Rai Parmila Thapa
2011 Lakpa Dolma Sherpa
Yuen Long, Hong Kong
Mamta Gurung Ruthsha Rai
2005 Purnima Gurung
Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Deepa BK Sunita Thapa
2001 Pooja Subba
Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
2000 Mamita Gurung
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Kavita Gurung Saiyan Amatya
1998 Junu Pun
Kwai Tsing, Hong Kong

Miss Hong Kong Nepal 2016 Contestants[edit]

# Contestants Age Height Residence Hometown Placement
1 Elisha Gurung 21 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in) Jordan, Hong Kong Pokhara, Nepal Top 10, Miss Best Chef
2 Bhumika Gurung 18 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in) Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong Syangja, Nepal Miss HK Nepal 2016
3 Aarati Gurung 19 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Yuen Long, Hong Kong Pokhara, Nepal Top 10, Miss Best Figure
4 Sunita Limbu 20 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong Terhathum, Nepal 2nd Runner-up, Miss Best Discipline
5 Sangeeta Gurung 18 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) Jordan, Hong Kong Syangja, Nepal Miss Best Photogenic
6 Prajilla Garbuja 21 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) Jordan, Hong Kong Bhairahawa, Nepal Top 10, Miss Best Hair,Miss Best Skin
7 Neha Rai 19 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in) Yuen Long, Hong Kong Dharan, Nepal 1st Runner-up Miss Talent
8 Sahara Pun 19 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) Kwun Tong, Hong Kong Pokhara, Nepal Miss Best Pose
9 Eliza Ghale 24 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Jordan, Hong Kong Gorkha, Nepal Top 5, Miss Best Friendly
10 Suju Limbu 24 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) Jordan, Hong Kong Morang, Nepal Top 10, Miss Best Confidence, Miss Best Athlete, Miss Best Cultural Dress
11 Rashmi Gurung 18 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Jordan, Hong Kong Chitwan, Nepal Top 10, Miss Best Catwalk
12 Sharon Tamang 18 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in) Jordan, Hong Kong Dharan, Nepal Miss Best Charming
13 Sradha Rai 19 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) Yuen Long, Hong Kong Damak, Nepal Top 5, Miss Best Popular
14 Sunaina Tamang 21 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Jordan, Hong Kong Dharan, Nepal Miss Best Smile

Miss Nepal Oceania[edit]

Year Miss Nepal Oceania 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up
2016 Rusha Rakhi Baral
New South Wales, Australia
Roshana Pokharel
Queensland, Australia
Richa Thapa
Auckland, New Zealand
2014 Arjoo Karki
Sydney
Junita Lama
Sydney
Sudibty Shrestha
Sydney
2012 Deepashree Shah
Melbourne, Australia
Archana Karki
Sydney
Shitwant Basnet
Brisbane, Australia
2011 Reecha Dhital
Sydney
Munmoon Shah
Sydney
Nira Pun
Sydney
2009 Sanam Dangol
Sydney
Karishma Shrestha
Perth, Australia
Prada Pradhan
Brisbane, Australia

Miss UK Nepal[edit]

Year Miss UK Nepal 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up 3rd Runner-Up 4th Runner-Up
2016 Tenisa Rana
London, United Kingdom
Pokhara
Prashangsa Limbu
Kent, United Kingdom
Dharan
Biviya Shrestha
London, United Kingdom
Kathmandu
Alisha Gauchan
Reading, United Kingdom
Pokhara
Meghna Gurung
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Pokhara
2014 Nia Dewan[14]
Ashford, United Kingdom
Dharan
Sumi Shrestha
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Kathmandu
Aarya Sharma
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Chitwan
Jenny Gurung
Wembly, United Kingdom
Kathmandu
Sushmita Thapa
Chatham, United Kingdom
Kathmandu
2012 Durga Gurung
Feltham, United Kingdom
Pokhara
Parika Ale
London, United Kingdom
Kathmandu
Nayan Gurung
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Pokhara
Ashika Rai
Woking, United Kingdom
Dharan
Pushpa Sunwar
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Damak
2011 Gaumaya Gurung
Watford, United Kingdom
Gorkha
Pragya Shrestha
North London, United Kingdom
Lalitpur
Neelam Gurung
Reading, United Kingdom
Pokhara
Brishana Gurung
Watford, United Kingdom
Gorkha
Mina Kuwar
Plumstead, United Kingdom
Kathmandu
2010 Nabina Gurung
Hounslow, United Kingdom
Kathmandu
Sheila Shraddha Limbu
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Pokhara
Monica Limbu
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Pokhara
Bhawana Limbu
Guilford, United Kingdom
Dharan
Shristi Gurung
Camberley, United Kingdom
Pokhara

Miss UK Nepal 2016 Contestants[edit]

# Contestants Age Height Representing Hometown Placement
1 Alisha Gauchan 19 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) Reading, United Kingdom Pokhara, Nepal Top 5
2 Megna Gurung 19 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Hampshire, United Kingdom Pokhara, Nepal Top 5
3 Tenisa Rana 20 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in) West London, United Kingdom Pokhara, Nepal MISS UK NEPAL 2016
4 Kalpana Niure 19 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) London, United Kingdom Pokhara, Nepal
5 Prashangsa Limbu 22 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Kent, United Kingdom Dharan, Nepal 1st Runner-up
6 Biviya Shrestha 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) London, United Kingdom Kathmandu, Nepal 2nd Runner-up
7 Sunita Bhandari 19 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) London, United Kingdom Syangja, Nepal
8 Arati Gurung 24 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Reading, United Kingdom Pokhara, Nepal

Overseas Performance in Miss Nepal[edit]

The following is a list of overseas contestants who have competed at the Miss Nepal Pageant. Overseas competed from 2005 onwards, every year except 2007.

Year Delegate name Region represented Placement (if any) Special awards won (if any) Notes
2005 Cherie Sophie Sherchan New York, United States Top 10 Semi-finalist
2009 Reetu Shakya New York, United States Top 5 Finalist
2010 Binita Thapa California, United States
2011 Anupama Aura Gurung Singapore 1st runner up Miss Best Hair Previously competed in Miss Mongol 2010 and ended with Miss Personality sub-title.
2012 Shristi Shrestha Cornwall, United Kingdom WINNER Miss Confident
2013 Sumi Lama Texas, United States Top 5 Finalist Previously competed in Miss Tamang 2012 and won the crown.
2014 Pranayna KC Perth, Australia Top 5 Finalist Miss Personality Previously competed in Miss Nepal 2008 but the pageant later on got cancelled due to the Feminists Movement.
2015 Durga Gurung London, United Kingdom Top 10 Semi-finalist Previous winner of Miss UK Nepal 2012.
Evana Manadhar New York, United States WINNER Miss Intellectual
Miss Personality
Miss Gosh Girl
Nuning Limbu London, United Kingdom Top 10 Semi-finalist Miss Popular

Score table[edit]

Cities Debut Best Result Winning Years
Bhaktapur 1994 4th place (2011) 0
Biratnagar 1997 3rd place (2015) 0
Birgunj 1994 Winner (1994, 2000) 2
Chitwan 1994 Winner (2012, 2016) 2
Dharan 2010 Winner (2011, 2014) 2
Gorkha 1996 0
Hetauda 2002 Semi-finalist (2002) 0
Janakpur 2000 Semi-finalist (2000) 0
Jhapa 2013 Semi-finalist (2013) 0
Kathmandu 1994 Winner (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010) 10
Kavre 2007 4th place (2013) 0
Kirtipur 2012 Semi-finalist (2012) 0
Lahan 2005 Semi-finalist (2005) 0
Lalitpur 1994 Winner (2005, 2007) 2
Mahendranagar 2012 3rd Place (2012) 0
Nepalgunj 1996 4th place (2001) 0
Pokhara 1995 Winner (1997) 1
Rupandehi 2007 Semi-finalist (2007) 0
Syangja 2005 Semi-finalist (2005) 0

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