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Miss Nepal Ishani advances to final round of Miss World; wins Beauty with Purpose Challenge


KATHMANDU: Miss Nepal Ishani Shrestha, who has been representing Nepal to this year’s Miss World, has been announced the winner in the pageant’s Beauty with a Purpose challenge.

The Nepali beauty queen has been nominated as one of the top 15 contestants in the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant. Altogether 130 contestants representing their respective countries had participated in the world’s top most beauty pageant show.

A dentist by profession, Ishani had started an initiative for oral hygiene “Project Smile”. Under this project, she raised funds and conducted a 3-day health camp in Jumla, examining over 300 patients. She also educated the community on oral hygiene, focusing on children and women’s groups.

“I hope my attempt of changing the world one smile at a time becomes a success,” Ishani says in the video documenting the project.

“I feel lucky to have nominated in the last 15 contestants,” Shrestha said. “I am now prepared to perform my best in the traditional Nepali song at the finale.” Beauty with a Purpose is a challenge within Miss World where present their community driven charity projects.

Ishani’s project was chosen from over 70 submissions. She has also been announced the third winner in the Multimedia challenge where contestants on judged on their online participation and popularity.

Miss World 2013 is taking place in Bali, Indonesia this year. The finale is scheduled for September 28 with beauty queens from 130 countries. Ishani is among the 11 selected to perform at the finale. She will be performing traditional Nepali dance.

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