New York – August 23rd, 2015 – Miss Priyanka Thapaliya, from North Carolina was crowned Miss Nepal US 2015 at the grand finale of the 5th Miss Nepal US beauty pageant held at New York Society of Ethical Culture in New York on August 23, 2015. Along with the title of Miss Nepal US 2015, Thapaliya also won the title of Miss Best Smile and $10,000 award for charity work related too Rebuilding Nepal. The first runner-up was Miss Kausali Lama from Minnesota and Second runner-up is Neha Jha from Texas.
Others sub-titles winners are;
Miss Personality: Divya Bhandari, Miss Photogenic: Priyanka Thapaliya, Miss Talent: Neha Jha Miss Culture and Tourism: Sharoon Gami, Miss Popular & Excellent Community Service: Smriti Giri, Miss Discipline: Sunita Pun, Miss Best Walk: KausaliLama.
Further, 22 Nisha Kalamdani from New Jersey crowned as Miss Nepal US-Ambassador 2015 and 23 years old Alisa Dudareva took the crown of Miss Nepal US-Ambassador Runner Up.
Congratulations to title & all sub-title winners!!!
The grand finale was inaugurated with opening remarks by Chief Guest; Mr. Narayan Prasad Mainali, Acting Consul General, Consulate General of Nepal, New York and welcome remarks by Mr. Amit Shah, Founder & CEO of Miss Nepal US event. The event was chaired by Dr. Binod Shah and the famous American Media Personality/Fox & CNN News Journalist; Kiran Chetry as well as Healthline TV host Dr. Sanjay Gupta hosted the event.
The jury 5th Miss Nepal US Grand Finale jury panel includes; Famous Bollywood Actress & Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal Nepal Government PM Fund for Disaster; Manisha Koirala, famous Nepali/ International Actor; Sunil Thapa, Nepali Model & Miss Nepal 2007; Sitashma Chand, CEO of Indus American Bank; Anil Bansal & Miss World 2010 1st Runner Up; Emma Wareus.
5th Miss Nepal US Talent Show jury panel; Music Director/Composer/Singer; Gaurav Dagaonkar, Nepali Actress; Binita Paudal, US based Nepali Singer; Suman Budhamagar, Nepali Movie Producer & Actor; Ramesh Chndra Rai, Nepali Music director/Producer; Prashan Poudayl, Dance Director/Choreographer; Shankar BC and well known Photographer & Journalist; Ang Kami Sherpa.
Miss Nepal US-Ambassador Jury’s: Consulate General of Nepal New York Vice-Counselor; Mr. Prabin Bhattrai, Sidley Austin LLP Partner & Attorney; Issac Grwaney & NRI Federation founding member & social activities; Surbhi kavadia.
The title and subtitles winner announcement was done public directly after jury scores calculation by New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Biraj Rijal & Journalist; Kishor panthi.
Grand Finale of Miss Nepal US 2015 was packed with entertainment including first ever US Stage Performance by You tube Sensation- Music Director/Composer & Singer; Gaurav Dagaonkar, famous Nepali Actress Keki Adikari & Nandita KC, well know dance director& choreographer; Shankhar BC, Nepali singer; Nalina Chitrakar , Singer Sangeeta Mukhiya & group. Further, international fashion show- “Walk to Rebuild Nepal” presentation by international models showcasing the exclusive designs of famous designers; Prativa Karki, Lainy Gold, Rajesh Dhakwa (RD), Martin Polanco & Runis Desire was the one of the spectacular performance in the history of Miss Nepal US event.
Just after 2 days of training and workshop choreographed by famous model & choreographer Mona Hazarika as well as trained by Miss World 2010 1st Runner Up Emma Wareus, Miss Nepal 2007 Sitashma Chand & Miss Nepal US 2011 Sujita Basnet, the top 10 finalists representing different states of USA selected through audition performed & competed for the crown of 5th Miss Nepal US. The exclusive cocktail wear creation by famous Nepali Fashion Designer; Rajesh Dhakwa (RD) and evening gown creation by Neelima Maden Limbu was also exhibited by 10 finalist of Miss Nepal US 2015 in the fusion and evening gown segment of Grand Finale respectively.
Miss Nepal US, not only a beauty pageant but also an avenue to promote Nepal’s beauty, culture, significance and support causes on an international platform has found adapting and bringing awareness regarding socio-cultural agendas. This year, enduring the emotions from the recent disaster of earthquake, we adapted the theme of “Rebuilding Nepal” and we will be continue working in this initiative till next year event with primary focusing on charity for Nepal’s earthquake disaster relief in the hopes of recovering and rebuilding Nepal.
On behalf of Event Planet Inc. organizer of Miss Nepal US and 2015, Board of Directors& organizing team members, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all participants & their parents, event host and associate partners, sponsors, media partners & press, all the performers, volunteers, team members, advisors, jury members, all audience as well as all well-wishers for their participation and support to make 5th Miss Nepal US event grand success.
Last but not least, also like to express sincere thanks to all ours past participants, organizing team members, sponsors, Media Partners and all others related stakeholders for yours cooperation, support and feedback to make this event better and better. We will look forward for continues love and supports.
Founder & CEO
Event Planet Inc., USA/ Miss Nepal US
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