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THE CROWN AWAITS

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 1, 2018-

As the countdown for the finale of The Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal 2018—the most prestigious beauty pageant in the country—begins, the Post gives you a glimpse of the 25 contestants who are ready to stake their claim to the coveted crown. 

Laxmi Pant 

Age: 22

Hometown: Mahendranagar

Height: 5’5”

If you were judging this pageant, what characteristics would you look for when choosing the winner?

Beauty with brain.

If a genie in a bottle could grant you any wish, what would it be?

I would wish to be invisible so that I could spot criminal activities, violence, and exploitation around me and stop them.

Name two personal habits that have helped you grow in life? 

One, I believe in myself and believe that I can do anything, may what come.  Two, I always follow the lessons that my mother and sister have taught me. 

What’s the worst and best thing about being a woman? 

There is no worst thing about being a woman; I do hate having to go through the pain during periods though. However, I believe the best thing is that a woman can give birth to new life. 

What’s something horrible that we humans have accepted, because that’s just how things are? 

Pollution—it is the main reason for climate change and global warming. Things are getting worse every day because of pollution. 

 

Suvekshya Shrestha 

Age: 22

Hometown: Dang

Height: 5’8”

If you were judging this pageant, what characteristics would you look for when choosing the winner?

I would like to see a Miss Nepal who can compete in 

international pageants. I would look for confidence, 

personality, expressiveness, ambition, and both mental and physical fitness. 

 

What career path have you chosen and why? 

I am a pharmacist. I chose this path because I wanted to learn the science behind how a small medicine can take away all the pain. 

 

Do you believe in gut feelings? 

I don’t believe in gut feelings. I believe that whatever is meant to happen will find its way to happen, no matter what your intuition tells you.

 

What achievement are you proud of but most people would consider silly?

I am very proud of my trek to Annapurna Base Camp. I consider it an achievement because I dared to trek alone. People find it silly. 

 

Are humans fundamentally different than animals? 

I believe that both humans and animals are same in the sense that we are all living beings and can feel. However, what makes humans different is that we live in a society and we follow certain culture and traditions that make us aware of our powers. 

Laxmi Poudel 

Age: 22

Hometown: Madhawaliya, Rupandehi Height: 5’6”

If you were judging this pageant, what characteristics would you look for when choosing the winner?

Determination, passionate about what she is doing, and ready to accept challenges.

 

Would you rather run a business and contribute to the economy or run the country altogether? 

I would rather run a business and contribute to the economy. 

 

Are you a talker or a listener? 

I am a better listener than a talker. I believe that only when you listen properly will you understand what is actually going on.

 

What fact are you really surprised that more people don’t know about? 

I look really serious, but I am a rather jolly person who loves to hang out and have some fun with friends. 

What do you wish people would stop asking you?

What’s going on in your life? What is your height? Are you single?

 

Aastha Saakha

Age: 22

Hometown: Bhaktapur

Height: 5’6”

If you were judging this pageant, what characteristics would you look for when choosing the winner?

Beauty with brain, presentation on stage, confidence.

 

If a genie in a bottle could grant you any wish, what would it be?

I would wish nobody in the world  died just because of poverty. 

 

Would you rather run a business and contribute to the economy or run the country altogether? 

I believe that running a business can contribute to the society by just giving employment opportunities to 10 people who could further support their families. It could create impact that is not easily visible.  If we start at an individual level, the country will eventually develop. 

 

What part of culture are you most proud of? 

I am most proud of the social values and beliefs that hold families together. I am least proud of the taboos that our culture associates to menstruation. 

 

What’s something horrible that we humans have accepted, because that’s just how things are? 

Chhaupadi Pratha and other restrictions associated to menstruation.

 

post photos: PRAKASH CHANDRA TIMILSENA

Published: 01-04-2018 08:49

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