It was the day June 2, 2017, everyone was excited to know about the next figure for the book of the Miss Nepal 2017 organized by Hidden Treasure Nepal. Finally, they announced on the venue of Hotel Annapurna.
A professional model, Nikita Chandak, was crowned Miss Nepal on June 2 2017, along with winning the Miss Nepal title, she is also the category winner of Miss Confident and Miss Popular Choice in the pageant. There had been some online rumours that “Nikita doesn’t look like Nepali” or “she is an Indian.” But in reality, she is a hundred percent Nepali.
The winner of Miss Nepal 2017, Nikita Chandak will serve as a brand ambassador of popular drink Fanta and WWF Nepal for a year. In addition, she will receive $ 1,000 as prize for winning the title. The auditions of Miss Nepal were held in Dharan, Birgunj, Chitwan, Nepalgunj, Pokhara, Butwal and Kathmandu.
Nikita has the Indian looks because she is from Marwari family. That is the beauty of the diversity of Nepal. People in the mountain region look like Chinese and those in Terai region look like Indian. She is from Urlabari, Morang district. In fact, it was a new record in Miss Nepal: Chandak was the first Miss Nepal from Marwari family.
Nikita had her interest in music and acting. Her aim is to be an actress and social worker.
She is active in Facebook, Instagram. On June 2, after Nikita became Miss Nepal 2017 many of her friends, fans congratulated her in Facebook. Many of the people criticized her being Miss Nepal. Many of them told her Indian. In an interview, she told that she is concerned about the issues. And, by the positive comments, she feels motivated and feels her have many responsibilities.
How she participated in Miss Nepal Peagent? By the way, how did the Miss Nepal thing happen?
Frankly speaking, I had come here two months ago for TGIF Nepal Fashion Week, after my board exams were over. While walking on the ramp, people appreciated me, including the then Miss Nepal Asmi Shrestha and Subarna Chhetri sir, Director of The Hidden Treasure. They thought I was an Indian Model, and spoke to me in that manner. That time, I said that I am originally from Morang, Nepal. Then, I was handed over the visiting card of The Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal, and shown a path to the pageant.
Only then did I come up with a thought of applying for it and spoke to my family. Thus began the journey into Miss Nepal pageant.
“It was an opportunity that I got, and I grabbed that.”
Nikita has been able to prove that being crowned by a beautiful title is not an easy task as it requires hard work, extra talent with beauty. She became Miss Nepal with her extreme talent in reasoning and her external talents. She is the first girl to be Miss Nepal from Madhesi community. So, she broke the trend of continuity of Miss Nepal from Newar community. After coming after visiting Maiti Nepal, She wrote in her diary that she will donate 50% of the amount she got from Miss Nepal. And soon, she will donate the money.