Miss Pokhara and the Reason Behind Beauty Contest

Miss Pokhara and the Reason Behind Beauty Contest


Miss Pokhara is a beauty pageant which began in 1995 for the girls of Western Development Region. Miss Pokhara has been organized by Pokhara Jaycees since the start and has been a pave way to the field of professional modelling career and direct entry to the national beauty pageant like Miss Nepal.

The pageant has been ran by Pokhara Jaycees, the sister branch to Kathmandu Jaycees which runs the Miss Nepal pageant, since 1994.

Rita Gurung was crowned as the first Miss Pokhara, who ended up as first runner-up in the Miss Nepal 1995 beauty pageant when Pokhara did its debut with a high placement.

Only Neelima Gurung has clinched the Miss Nepal crown in 1997, so far being the only Miss Pokhara to win the crown of Miss Nepal. Miss Pokhara has the second highest number of placements after Miss Kathmandu in Miss Nepal pageant and is ranked second highest among regional contests in terms of placements.

After 13 years, the 6th edition of Miss Pokhara 2013 had been held on March 4, 2013 at the Pokhara City hall. A total of 25 contestants were vying for the crown of Miss Pokhara 2013, Rashmi Adhikari from Goripatan clichned the title with Laxmi GC and Shova KC winning the 1st and 2nd runner ups respectively.

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