Ishani Shrestha was crowned Fanta The Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal 2013 in Kathmandu on March 20.
Chief Judge Former Chief Secretary Tirtha Man Shakya asked the top five beauties, “What do you prefer — nuclear family or joint family?” Shrestha won the hearts of the judges and the audience with her answer, “I prefer joint family. Growing up in a joint family has taught me to be a people’s person. It has taught me to use my lips for kindness, my vision for passion, my ears for help, hands for charity and heart for love. My joint family has taught me great morals and values that I will hold for the rest of my life. It has made me become the strong, reliable, humble, helpful and independent woman that I am today. That is why I prefer joint family.”
During the grand finale, she was graceful, elegant and walked with confidence. She truly shone at the show. After the win, the 21 year old beauty from Naxal, Kathmadu, was “happy and speechless”. She expressed that it was her hard work and belief that won her the coveted crown. She was in tears.
There was uncertainty regarding the final winner but it was predictable after the last question and answer round. And Palita Thapa from the audience agreed on the final choice.
“She is beautiful and the height is in accordance to the international level. And her last answer was great,” she points out.
Meanwhile, Shritima Shah was titled Miss Nepal International 2013 and Rojisha Shahi was crowned Miss Nepal Earth 2013 at the event.
Shahi couldn’t believe she won while Shah was “happy and excited”.
The event started on time with the introduction round. The girls took to the stage all looking fabulous in gowns and traditional wear. And they were judged by Miss Nepal 2011 Malina Joshi, Managing Director of Bottlers Nepal Salman Latif Rawn, Director of Public Relations and Publicity Department of Nepal Tourism Board Aditya Baral, Dr Aarati Shah among others.
Annapurna Post was the official media partner of the event and THT Live was the official voting partner.
• The Hidden Treasure Miss Talent 2013: Sipora Gurung
• Shree Ganapati Jewellers Miss Photogenic 2013: Shritima Shah
• Professional Education Miss Personality 2013: Samikshya Shrestha
• Sulux Miss Punctuality 2013: Meghna Shrestha
• Annapurna Post Fanta Miss Bubbly: Ashmita Sitoula
• Shoe Land Miss Best Walk 2013: Ishani Shrestha
• Society Travels Miss Beautiful Smile 2013: Riju Shrestha
\SOURCE: The Himalayan Times, 3/20/2013