By Tenisa Rana

On the 10th September, the 6th Miss UK Nepal, contestant number 8, Sirjana Gurung was crowned by the previous reigning queen Tenisa Rana at The Empire Banqueting and Hall.

The most anticipated event of the year, Miss UK Nepal had high hopes of becoming better than ever, following its partnership with Peepal Mortgages, one of the most renowned mortgage advisors as well as the arrival of Malvika Subba, Miss Nepal 2002 who was the official choreographer of this year’s Miss UK Nepal.

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With Malvika Subba’s expertise in the pageant industry and financial supports from various local business and brand, Miss UK Nepal 2017 presented by Events & Ideas Productions was a huge success.

This year, there were eight beautiful contestants who all looked equally glamorous and prepared for the final. But, it was Sirjana Gurung, aged 24 from London that was successful in winning the prestigious Miss UK Nepal title as well as Miss Intellectual. Following that, in second place was contestant number 1, Sujana Pun, aged 19 from London who was also announced Miss Catwalk and in third place was contestant number 3, Lisha Sunar, aged 19 from Hampshire who also received Miss Talent.

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Other than that, contestant number 5, Alin Garbuja, aged 22, succeeded in grabbing an astonishing number of subtitles including Miss Beauty with a Purpose, Miss Public Choice and Miss Personality.

To judge these equally stunning contestants, the Miss UK Nepal team had five judges ranging from various fields such as Durga Gurung, former Miss UK Nepal 2012, Ananda Karki, a renowned singer, Bimala Sene, a media personnel from Gurkha Channel, etc.

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The Peepal Mortgages Miss UK Nepal 2017 would not have been possible without the hard work of the entire team such as the event coordinator Neelam Gurung, the volunteers, amazing hosts, Gaumaya Gurung, former Miss UK Nepal 2011, Nia Dewan, former Miss UK Nepal 2014 and Dinesh Roka, a motivational speaker and the founder of U Inspire TV. The stunning stage decoration and lighting was done by Siddharth Gurung and Dipen Rana.

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The entertainment on the night also reflected the glamour of the event- there was a range of performances from some of the most renowned artists in the society right now such as VJ and Priety, Jay Author, Aizen, Miruna Magar, Kajol Gurung, Shria Maharjan, Genic The Chance Dance Crew, Shraddha Gurung and Rajan Gurung.

It was an incredibly memorable event and it wouldn’t have been possible without all the sponsors whose commitment and specially to The Peepal Mortgages, Mega Travel Services, The Gurkha Construction Limited, The Gurkha Travel Ltd, Gyanu Baba Boarding School, Top Job Pvt Ltd,  Travel Consol UK, Everest & Co Accountant, Gurkha Coin and Bullion and Krishma Hair and Beauty Salon. These kind of support allows the Miss UK Nepal platform to be a voice for the young Nepali women in the UK who want to enhance their personality, be a voice for their generation to bring about social changes.

Good luck to all the winners of this year and wishing them a successful tenure !!