22nd August 2015, Miss Nepal US 2015 staged at The Concert Hall of New York Society for Ethical culture, New York saw ten gorgeous finalists competing for the title award of 5th season of the competition. It was finally Priyanka Thapaliya, lady from North Carolina got crowned as Miss Nepal US 2015. Along with the title Priyanka got 10,000 USD as her winning prize. Likewise Kausila Lama stood first runner-ups while Neha Jha was selected as second runner-ups of the event.
Initiated and organized by Event Planet Inc., USA with support of E Planet Pvt. Ltd. Nepal, 5th season of the event was targeted to Nepalese women within the age group of 19 to 29 years of age currently residing or being in USA.Miss Nepal US, not only a beauty pageant but also an avenue to promote Nepal’s beauty, culture, significance and support causes on an international platform has found adapting and bringing awareness regarding socio-cultural agendas. This year, enduring the emotions from the recent disaster of earthquake, Miss Nepal US event saw embracing a theme of “Rebuilding Nepal”. As per this the event was seen primarily focused on charity for Nepal’s earthquake disaster relief in the hopes of recovering and rebuilding Nepal.
The event was been hosted by famous American media personality and celebrity Kiran Chetry while finale of Miss Nepal US 2015 was been graced by famous Nepali Bollywood Actress and Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal Government PM Fund for Disaster, Manisha Koirala and Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover. The judging panel also saw popular Nepali Actor Sunil Thapa as well. The event also the performances by Shankar B.C., Nalina Chitrakar, Nandita K.C. , Keki Adhikari and others.
The contestants were trained by Emma Wareus, 1st runner-ups of Miss World 2010 where she took the responsibility to groom the 5th season finalists of Miss Nepal US various areas that includes etiquette, public speaking, leadership skills and brand management being the major ones. Likewise former Miss Nepal Sitashma Chand was also the part of grooming process while the event was been choreographed by Mona Hajarika, former Miss University Gwalior and Bollywood choreographer.
Earlier, Miss Nepal US pageant has seen Sujita Basnet, Aastha Shrestha, Bartika Rai and Khusbu Mishra as its winners.
Winners in other categories:
Miss Personality: Divya Bhandari
Miss Photogenic: Priyanka Thapaliya
Miss Talent: Neha Jha
Miss Culture and Tourism: Sharoon Gami
Miss Popular: Smriti Giri
Miss Discipline: Sunita Pun
Miss Best Walk: Kausila Lama
- by Rojin Shakya