Nepal gets into the race of Asia New Star Model Contest

Nepal witnessed a glamorous end to this weekend where 24 participants from all over the country were put up on one stage and battled it out to win the “Face of Nepal”.

The winners of Face of Nepal 2016 pageant are: Alka Rai, Ritesh Gurung, Paramita Rana, Bhaskar Baniya.

The winners have not only won the title but will also represent Nepal for the Asia New star Model Contest 2016 at the ASIA MODEL FESTIVAL 2016, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, South Korea on 19th May 2016.


The first season of Face of Nepal turned out to be a grand success and was widely appreciated with Grand stage, breathtaking backdrops and awesome music as a cultural exchange.

The commencement of the event was done by welcoming the guests, which was followed by a cultural integration with Kumari and Lakhe Dance performances along with a flute recital by the artists. The auditions took place at Hotel Shangri-la, Nepal, where 12 male and 12 female models were selected out of the many entries that Face of Nepal had received. Based on the talent and country-wide voting, male and female contestants were selected for the final round. Gen-Next designer Yashita Dewan and Fashion store brand Karuna showcased their stunning fashion collection at the event.

Badal Saboo – Chairman, Face of Nepal adds “It is unquestionably an immense joy to see top Nepali models at this global stage. Through this pageant we have tried to help the imminent talent and hope Nepal bags the title there!” This pageant has surely brought the best of opportunities for aspiring models from all over the country. Unlike other pageants this doesn’t end for the winners here. They get to go meet different people from the same fraternity, experience their culture, their ways and get abundance of exposure.

This is the First time that Nepal is participating in the Asia New Star Model Contest, the largest and most prestigious platforms in Asia’s fashion fraternity.

The entire fashion and glamour industry will now keep their eyes open for the Asia New Star Model Festival happening in the month of May in South Korea where it will be a festival of diversities that will have broadcasting stations from around Asia, top celebrities of each country, fashion and beauty shows from leading brands and top performances, at this most awaited extravagant festival of Asian countries.


Vote for Merlene Toh Emerson so she can help fight for funding for East Asian charities and community groups.
Vote for Merlene Toh Emerson so she can help fight for funding for East Asian charities and community groups.
(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)