The Nepali beauties

- Astha Chand, Kathmandu

Dec 25, 2015-

Miss Nepal Earth, Dibyata Vaidya, and Miss Nepal International, Medha Koirala, are back from their competitions. We had a chat. 

Dibyata Vaidya, Miss Nepal Earth 2015

How was the experience of competing on an international scale?

The Miss Earth experience was a once in a life time opportunity. I think it was a huge responsibility to represent myself, not as an individual, but as a country in a whole.

What sort of problems/difficulties did you encounter?

We had more than 85 delegates in Miss Earth from different countries. Language was a great barrier as my roommates all spoke only Spanish and did not understand English much. But thanks to Google translator, we somehow managed to communicate with each other. I would say that I did face lot of difficulties but I was there for a purpose, and this helped me maintain my focus all the time.

Did you feel that the support you got from people back home was enough?

The support that I got from people back home was overwhelming. The messages and post of Nepali people for me was a motivating factor and made me feel that I am not alone in this journey.

What’s your favourite memory/moment from the whole experience?

My favourite memory would be when we paid a visit to a refugee camp in Austria, we even we cooked for them. I always watched them in the news, but seeing them in reality was difficult; we had a difficult time holding back our emotions. But I was happy that they all made it to a safer place and I hope and pray that they have better future.

Medha Koirala, Miss Nepal International 2015

How was the experience of competing on an international scale?

Unlike other pageants, Miss International doesn't focus on competition—it’s a cultural exchange program. Through interaction with girls from all over the world, I realised that even though we have different lifestyles, our way of thinking and values are all the same. 

How was the experience of representing Nepal on such a prestigious platform?

Miss Nepal as very unplanned and impromptu for me. I feel lucky that out of so many amazing contestants I was selected to represent the country in international scale. 

Did you feel that the support you got from people back home was enough?

My biggest support from Nepal were my family and friends. Whether or not I was Miss Nepal, I would have a lot of support from them. So, I am very grateful to them and of course, it was enough.

If you could go back and change one thing, what would you change?

I would crown Nepal instead of Venezuala.

What's your favourite memory/moment from the whole experience?

My favourite memory was when I sang. Miss International handpicks a few girls they like for the talent show. Unlike other pageants, there are no auditions. This was the first time our country got selected and I was very proud.

 

Published: 25-12-2015 15:56

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