Event that scored glorious 12 consecutive years of celebrating ethnicity, tradition, art & culture of Newar community, Miss Newa pageant has successfully showcased its 12th edition.
Entitled as Nepal Telecom Miss Newa 1137, the event had twenty eight young girls from Newar community competing for the major title award. Among them Ishu Shrestha became victorious and was chosen as the winner of 12th edition of Miss Newa pageant. During the finale showcased at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi on 8th of February 2017, Ishu wore the winning tiara crowned by the winner of previous year Angel Shrestha. In the event Ishu was also appointed as the goodwill ambassador for Nepal Cancer Relief Society.
In the event choreographed by Rojin Shakya; Ojaswi Scored first runner-up while Shristi Khadgi was positioned at second runner-up spot. The top three winners respectively earned rupees thirty thousand, twenty and fifteen thousand as cash prize. Chaired by Mr. R.K. Manandhar, the chairperson for Image Group of companies, the event was been graced by Honorable State Minister for Industry, Mr. Kanchan Chandra Bade as the chief guest.
The event organized by Nepalese fashion home took off with the opening act performed by the contestants as directed by Rohiyaa Maharjan. Then came Introduction round and question answer session where contestants wore the attires designed by the student designers of Namuna College of Fashion Technology. Followed by attire round and two rounds of question answer session, finally the winner was been declared.
Winners in other categories:
Best Nepal Bhasa/Miss Public Choice: Omijeena Maharjan
Miss Talent: Rose Maharjan
NFH Social welfare chief: Krijana Dongol
Social welfare ambassador: Maina Manandhar
Best Dress: Aangya Karanjit
Miss Friendship: Binita Dongol
Miss Charming: Rasna Maharjan
Best Smile: Krijana Dongol
Miss Photogenic: Merina Manandhar
Best Skin: Lenina Bajracharya
Best Hair: Samita Shrestha
Miss Personality: Palpasa Shrestha
Miss Discipline: Salina Shrestha
Miss Elegant: Monima Khadgi