Nepal: 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” which was held at Hotel Shangri-la.
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.
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.
Badal Saboo – Chairman, Face of Nepal, leading fashion designer Nivedita Saboo, CEO Mr. Justin Lee from Korea Model Association and leading photographer Kishor Kayastha were a part of the jury for this event.
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 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.
Korea Model Association is an affiliate of Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Republic of South Korea, and a non-profit organization established in 1976 for the purpose of promotion and protection of Models’ rights & interest and related business. There are twenty five participating countries namely: Mongolia, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, China, Hong-Kong, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, Nepal, Sri Lanka etc. KMA has been organizing this for the past 10 years.
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.
This event is ideal for digital & smart phone natives between 16 & 30 years and has been structured around a strong mobile, online, relevant content & social core using a mix of branding, lead generation, engagement in a new media ecosystem using innovations like app-based activation and live streaming.
The sponsors and partners who supported the event were Hotel Shangri-la, VLCC, Karuna Natural wears, @ntcore Studios, ECS, Friday, WIZ International, Embers, Max Effects, Chivas, Jacobs Creek, Absolut, Nepal Tourism Board, Trusfort.
The event was witnessed by the city’s who’s who along with the enthusiastic audience present at Hotel Shangri-la to encourage the winners.
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.
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