New York - August 23rd, 2014 - Miss Khusbu Mishra, from Ohio was crowned Miss Nepal US 2014 at the grand finale of the NRN Connect 4th Miss Nepal US beauty pageant held at Queens Theater in New York on August 23rd 2014. Along with the title of Miss Nepal US 2014, Khusbu won the title of Miss Culture and Tourism, Miss Scholastic Achievement, won a $5,000 scholarship (Sponsored by Rajshree Charitable Foundation) to continue her education, and a round trip air fare to Nepal (sponsored by World Air Link Travels). The first runner-up was Miss Sushama Sharma from California who earned a $3000 scholarship (sponsored by DTNY by Sweety). Similarly, Second runner-up honors, Miss Talent and a $2000 scholarship (sponsored by Chherty & Associates P.C.) were awarded to Miss Sushma Adhikari from Massachusetts. The winner of Miss Nepal US 2014, Miss Mishra also appointed as Youth Ambassador of NRNA (North America) by the President of NRNA ICC Mr. Shesh Ghale. Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) is a non-governmental global organization established with the purpose of uniting and binding the Nepali Diaspora under one umbrella and currently NRNA have National Coordination Council (NCC) in 69 countries of the world.
Others sub-titles winners are;
Miss Personality - Pujan Paneru from Connecticut, Miss Discipline - Byakhya Lamichhaney from California, Miss Popular & Miss Friendly - Srijana Rai from California, Miss Photogenic - Sayal Shahi from California, Miss Nepal US Texas - Supriya Sharma, Miss Nepal US California - Kusma Kharel, Miss Nepal New York - Kabita Pahari. Congratulations to title & all sub-title winners!!!
The grand finale was inaugurated by Chief Guest; His Excellency Durga P. Bhattarai (Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of Nepal to UN) and Guest of Honor Shesh Ghale (President of NRNA ICC). The show was judged by famous personalities like Chief Judge Raveena Desraj Shrestha- multi award winner and one of the prominent figure in Nepal's Banking Industry, Myatee Martinez - International Model & American Actress, Sunny Gill, International Casting Director & President of Final Model Touch, Gita Khatri - President of INLS HQ, Dr. Upendra L. Karna - Advisor to the College of Engineering at the College of New Jersey, Sonam Lama, Deputy Regional Coordinator (North America) of NRNA ICC and Suraj Subba, National Award winning Movie Director/Writer of Nepal. Further,the title and subtitles announcement was done public directly after jury scores calculation by New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Biraj Rijal & his team of Tax Raja Management Associates under direct supervisor of New York State Certified Attorney, Bashu Dev Phulara, Esq., Associate Attorney of Chhetry & Associates P.C. (NY). Winner of Miss Nepal US 2014 was crowned by Guest of Honor Shesh Ghale (NRNA ICC President) and New York based Famous Attorney at Law; Thomas Mungoven, Esq.
Grand Finale of Miss Nepal US 2014 was packed with entertainment including first ever US Stage Performance by Youtube Sensation Bhim Niroula, National Award winning Singer Hemanata Rana, Choreographer and Dancer Dharambir Lama, Singer Tenzin Dolma, and a special presentation by the amazing 7 Summit Women Team. Further, the opening cultural presentation by 14 New York based Nepalese Community Organization; Unity in Diversity- Walk for Nepal was the one of the spectacular performance in the history of Miss Nepal US.
After 8 days of long training and workshop choreographed by famous Ramp Model and Choreographer Mr. Suresh Manandhar as well as trained by Miss Nepal World 2011 Malina Joshi & Participant Manager Anita Pathak, the 14 finalists representing New York, California, Hawaii, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts selected through audition competed for the crown in NRN Connect 4th Miss Nepal US organized by Event Planet Inc, with support of E Planet Pvt. Ltd, Nepal and many local organizations. Well know Nepali Fashion Designer- Shama Banu was the official designer of Miss Nepal US 2014. The exclusive DHAKA collection by Miss Banu was presented by 14 finalist of Miss Nepal US 2014 during fusion round and evening gown segment of Grand Finale.
During the grand finale event, well know distinguished Nepalese American Community leaders & social activists Dr. Binod Shah (NRNA ICC Member of America), Rajendra B. Shrestha (Entrepreneur & Founder of Voyage to Shangrila; the show case of Nepal) and Passang Narbu Sherpa (Founder & Owner of Passang Striking Style) were honored by Miss Nepal US organizer for their continues support and guidance to organize Miss Nepal US event since 2011.
On behalf of Event Planet Inc. organizer of Miss Nepal US and 2014 organizing team, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all participants & their parents, sponsors, media partners, all the performers, volunteers, team members, advisors, jury members, all audience as well as all well-wishers for their participation and support to make 4th 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.
Event Planet Inc., USA/ Miss Nepal US 2014 Team