27 year old Sophiya Bhujel of Kathmandu was crowned as Oriflame Miss Universe Nepal 2022 on August 25th at Hotel Yak & Yeti. Oriflame Miss Universe Nepal 2022 was the 3rd edition of Miss Universe Nepal beauty pageant, that had 20 contestants.
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Miss Universe Nepal 2021, Sujita Basnet crowned contestant #1044, Sophiya Bhujel during the grand finale.
Bipana Adhikari(@itsbipanaadh) was announced as the first runner-up and Ashma KC (@ashma_kc7) as the second runner-up. Sefina Joshi (@sefinajoshi09) and Monalisha Parajuli (@monalishaparajuli) were the third and fourth runners-up respectively.
Miss Universe Nepal Sophiya Bhujel received a check of NRS, 10 lakhs from Oriflame. Other runner-ups received prizes/gifts from Nepal telecom. Sophiya had also participated in Miss Nepal 2019, and was placed in Top 7.
Final question was selected by the judges to the top 5 contestants. The question asked was “What is the most beautiful aspect of being a women.”
Sophiya Bhujel answered “the most beautiful aspect of being a women.being a women in itself. We women are powerful. We need to self actualize the inner power in us. The inner power and then that’s when will be successful in life. I would like to quote Barack Obama who said ‘When a women succeeds a nation becomes safe, secure and prosperous,’ and we all as in Nepal need to understand that the women is powerful. We need to treat women equally. There should not be difference between any man or a women or any gender to be specific, so I think thats what being a women means to me. Thank you.”
Panel of judges included Seema Golcha, AnilKeshary Shah, Priyanka Karki, Reecha Ghimire, Sangeeta Thapa, and Thiagarajan Ramasamy.
Contestent #1030 Anu Anmol Chhetri from Butwal was the first transgender to participate in Miss Universe Nepal.
There were six contestants from outside Nepal, with 4 from Australia, 1 each from USA, and Canada.
Miss Ashma KC
List of Title Holders
The Himalayan Times Miss Brave Bold & Beautiful: Shristi Tamang (Kathmandu)
Loop Network Miss People’s Choice: Bipana Adhikari (Sydney, Australia)
Mahindra Miss Fierce: Rajani Mishra (Nuwakot)
Social Impact Leader: Sophiya Bhujel (Kathmandu)
Miss Eco Infinity: Ashma KC (Adelaide, Australia)
Nepal Telecom Miss iCity: Monalisha Parajuli (Udayapur)
Byanjan Miss Lifestyle: Jasmine Khadka (Kathmandu)
KTM City Miss Fabulous: Bipana Adhikari (Sydney, Australia)
WOW Magazine Miss Free & Fearless: Ashma KC (Adelaide, Australia)
MARTINI Best in Swimsuit: Ashma KC (Adelaide, Australia)
Manita Devkota in Swimsuit and Evening Gown – Miss Universe 2018 Preliminary Round
Anshika Sharma in Swimsuit and Evening Gown – Miss Universe 2021