Miss Anushka Shrestha
Miss Nepal World 2019
What’s the biggest learning experience you’ve had?
–The Journey of Miss Nepal. Got to know myself better, and about my passion in life.
How would you define yourself in three words?
–Kind, compassionate, ambitious
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
–Dining with some good wine followed by an activity, maybe bowling. Some surprise element would be nice.
If you hadn’t participated in Miss Nepal, what would you be doing?
–I’d probably be a Project Manager somewhere.
How do you start your day?
–3 rounds of Suryanamaskar, a glass of warm lemon water and 20 minutes of meditation.
–Mellow by Sajjan Raj Vaidya
Summer or Winter.
What is the most inspirational factor for you in your life right now?
–Spiritual learningsWhat’s one special thing you’ve learned in this lockdown?
Any advice regarding safety and awareness to people reading this blog?
–Simple practices go a long way. Stay sane, and take care of your physical and mental well being!
Miss Riya Basnet
Miss Nepal Earth 2019
What is the most special thing in this lockdown that has happened to you?
–Lockdown has helped me find the best version of myself, yet. Be it through getting back in touch with my long lost hobbies or through my self-reflection session, the whole process of finding myself has been quite fruitful. So knowing myself and the world around me in a way I never had, has been the most special thing that happened to me during the lockdown.
Where will you go to hangout first after everything gets normal?
–I don’t have a particular hangout spot but since I am a pretty adventurous person I would probably go on a hike somewhere near.
Name one song that has been on your mind lately.
–Make you mine- Public
3 things you need to have with you everywhere.
One thing you wish you knew when you were a teenager.
–The fact that we can’t’ make everyone happy. No matter what we do there’s always going to be someone or the other who won’t approve of our choices or our existence even. So we better do what we love doing and what makes us happy. As long as we’re doing the right things with a good heart, that’s all that really matters.
What’s something you don’t want to be doing in 10 years?
–PROCASTINATING! I am big time procrastinator. So I hope in 10 years’ time I overcome this habit of mine.
Your favourite movies as a child.
–One of the movies that I have watched infinitely has to be “The Lion King”. Few of the other movies that I remember as my favorites are “The Madagascar”, “The Stuart Little”, “Home Alone”, “Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gam”, “Mujhse Dosti Karogi” “Kaho na pyaar hai”.
What would you choose between books and movies?
–I do love reading books, but, if I have to choose between the two, it would be movies. I like it much better when there’s audio/visual/ music involved.
Who was the last person to text you?
–The last person to text me was Rose, our Miss Nepal Supranational. We keep checking on and updating each other every other second.
What is your favorite beverage/drink?
–I am mostly a “hot lemon with honey” person. So it’s either that or mint lemonade.
Miss Rose Lama
Miss Nepal Supranational 2019
What is the one thing you’ve learned in this long period of lockdown?
–For me an introvert living alone, my experience may not be of relevance to others. I was having the time of my life, painting, learning new ideas, and reading books while still being aware of the events taking place.
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
–One of the most adventurous things I have done in my life so far is coming back to Nepal alone after almost 9 years. The air felt familiar but most of the things were new and unexpected. I had never visited any place other than Boudha since I moved to California at a young age. So when I came to Nepal I ventured alone on the streets of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur. I was mesmerized by their beauty, the cultural orientation, the people, and the place. My stay in Nepal this past year has been an adventure.
One talent you wish you had.
–I choose to have musical talent. I’d love to sing loudly and play instruments.
One habit you wish you could leave.
–I think I say “Yes” to almost any requests even if it is only going to put pressure on me. I would want to change that habit.
Best gift you’ve received.
–The greatest gift for me is this life. When I was younger I had a misconception that material good brought happiness, friends, and families together. However, as I grew up I realized that every single moment I get to spend my time with someone I love was the greatest gift of all.
What do you think is the cutest thing on Earth?
–Anything nature has to provide. Including you, the person reading this.
Name a movie that has made you cry.
–“Into The Wild”. When I read the book I only had my imagination for all the events that had taken place. But watching the actual visual representation of all those events was far much different.
Best piece of advice you’ve recieved.
–“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” -Marcus Aurelius
Who was the last person you met before lockdown?
–I self quarantined prior to lockdown mid-February. During that time the only person I met was my sister to stock up for lockdown that was to be announced soon.
Miss Pratistha Saakha
Miss Asia Pacific International Nepal 2019
What is that one thing you’ve always wanted to try but you have been too scared to do?
–I’ve always wanted to try bungee but because of acrophobia, I have always been scared to try it.
What do you reckon as the most biggest decision you have made till now in your life?
–I try to Stay and think in a positive way at every situation and I would say this is the biggest yet the most challenging decision as life keeps throwing unexpected traumas.
–I absolutely love elephants and dogs.
–My all time favorite is “The Great Gatsby”
Favorite place to hang out.
–I love hanging out in Paulines Gardens. Its located in Baluwatar.
As you’re also a make-up artist, what is your favorite make-up product?
–I love all makeup products but if I had to choose one, it will be Lashes. I feel Lashes really pops the entire face and completes any look.
Your favorite type of make-up; glam make-up, party make-up, SFX make-up, or normal make-up.
–I am a sucker for creative makeup looks. I also love doing bridal makeovers for my clients 😊
Whom do you admire in the field of make-up?
–Has to be the mother of Makeup – Pat McGrath!
One of your habits that you like and one of your habits that you dislike.
–I like how I patiently handle the situation or people most of times. However, I Dislike the habit when i become too emotional ( it’s a Cancer thing) 🤪
One thing you still have from your childhood.
–The most precious thing from my childhood are my childhood memories. I will always carry this part within me. Whenever I recall them, it brings the moments alive, which feels so close and special.
Miss Meera Kakshapati
Miss Nepal International 2019
What are your plans for the weekend?
–No plans as of yet, actually I have become very homely so maybe dinner with my folks!!! 🤔😁
Favorite fashion trend.
–Clear shoes 😍😍😍 Also gold (coated) jewelleries.
Favorite phone application apart from social media.
Lipstick or lipgloss?
Your first celebrity crush.
–Daniel Radcliffe I guess 🤔
What do you usually eat for breakfast?
–Chiyaa, ani roti with jeri. I can eat this breakfast for my whole life
An advice for your future self?
–Always stay grounded, alwaysssssss no matter where we reach
What’s the best thing that has happened to you this month?
–Went to vipassana
Any suggestions or tips regarding public speaking and awareness to our viewers?
–It’s all about tricking your brain into believing that you are relaxed, so many tips and tricks for that. Or you could try meditation and you dont have to do the convincing part.
Your favorite flower.
–I love tyo paila saraswati puja bela chadaaune ful. I dont remember the name, it had the most beautiful fragrance 😇.