KATHMANDU: Bubbling over with effervescence, charm and poise, contestant number 6 Ishani Shrestha won hearts galore in taking the coveted crown of Miss Nepal 2013 in the presence of an enthusiastic crowd at the Nepal Academy in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening.
Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shresta handed over the crown to her new successor who will go on to represent Nepal at the Miss World 2013 later this year. Her closest rivals had to settle for first and second runners up with Rojisha Shahi being crowned Miss Nepal Earth 2013 and the title of Miss Nepal International 2013 going to Shritima Shah.
Previous title holders Nagma Shrestha and Subekshya Khadka placed their crowns on the heads of their successors.
Miss Nepal World Ishani Shrestha (middle), first runner up Rojisha Shahi (Miss Nepal Earth 2013) and Miss Nepal International 2013 Shritima Shah posing for a photo after winning the coveted crown held in Kamaladi, Kathmandu, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Photo: Naresh Shrestha
A fun evening interspersed with music and dance performances saw 18 young, talented and pretty ladies vying in the most prestigious beauty pageant in the country.
Contestant number 6 Ishani Shrestha bagged the Miss Best Walk, contestant number 1 Samisksha Shrestha Miss Personality, contestant number 18 Riju Shrestha Miss Beautiful Smile, contestant number 3 Sipora Gurung winning Miss Talent, and contestant number 14 Asmina Sitaula Miss Bubbly.
The Annapurna Post is the official print partner and THT Live is the official voting partner of the event.