Shrinkhala Khatiwada crowned Miss Nepal 2018Shrinkhala Khatiwada has been crowned Miss Nepal 2018 at the 23rd edition of the Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal pageant in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening.
Shrinkhala Khatiwada has been crowned Miss Nepal 2018 at the 23rd edition of the Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal pageant in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening.
A permanent resident of Hetauda, Khatiwada, 22, beat 24 contestants to win the coveted title.
An architect by profession, Khatiwada was crowned the winner by last year’s winner Nikita Chandak at a special ceremony held in Hotel Annapurna. Khatiwada will represent Nepal in the upcoming Miss World Pageant.
After winning the title, she posted a photo in her Instagram account. "Words are often inadequate to express my joy for your help. For sharing my dreams; for your invaluable help, support and patience, I say thank you all," she wrote in the caption.
In the grand finale, Manita Devkota of Gorkha bagged the title of Miss Universe while Priya Sigdel of Kathmandu won the title of Miss Earth and Ronali Amatya, 22, was announced Miss International.
Devkota received the crown from Nagma Shrestha. She will represent Nepal in the Miss Universe.
Similarly, Sigdel received the crown from Miss Earth 2017 Rogina Shrestha. She will represent Nepal in the Miss Earth.
Likewise, Amatya received the crown from Miss Nepal International 2017 Niti Shah. She will represent Nepal in the Miss International.
Govinda Parajuli , a jury member, asked the final question in the last round of the competition. The question was: "What three tasks need to be performed to make prosperous Nepal and happy Nepali?"
Khatiwada said that developing and creating job opportunities would be the first task to make Nepal prosperous and make peoply happy. Secondly, she said investment on entrepreneurship and thirdly, she said we should love and care the nature we have. Lastly, she said we Nepali should define Nepal as not three crore population but three crore minds with creativity and innovation.
Shrinkhala Khatiwada bagged the title of Beautiful Hair as well while Sahara Lama won the title of Miss Friendship, Mahima Singh, Ashma Dhungana, Ronali Amatya, Manita Devkota and Astha Sakh won the title of Miss Photogenic, Miss Intellectual, Miss Talent, Miss Glamour and Miss Confident respectively.
Likewise, Laxmi Paudel won the title of Miss Punctual whereas Ashma Dhungana bagged the title of Miss Athlete, Megha Shrestha, Sandhya Adhikari and Priya Sigdel won the title of Miss Fascino, Miss Popular Choice and Beauty With The Purpose.
Sunil Shakya, Bhawana Ghimire, Rabindra Mishra, Ashishma Nakarmi, Shreehar Rana, Pratistha Amatya Bista, Deepak Bista, Nikita Paudel, Ivana Manandhar and Raju Shah were the members of the jury.
List of Miss Nepal from 1994-2017
Neelima Gurung-1997 (Miss Nepal)
Jharana Bajracharya-1997 (Miss World Nepal)