Beauty with a Purpose : Celebrating the Inspiring Winners from Nepal

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Beauty with a Purpose: Celebrating the Inspiring Winners from Nepal

Beauty with a Purpose (BWAP) is a renowned international contest held annually as part of the Miss World competition. Founded in 1972 by Julia Morley. One of the oldest and most prestigious, Beauty with a Purpose contest aims to recognize and celebrate the humanitarian and charitable efforts of the contestants, promoting the idea that beauty goes beyond physical appearances. This program seeks to emphasize the importance of using one’s influence and visibility to make a difference in the lives of others.

Beauty with a Purpose program encourages contestants to engage in social work and contribute towards their communities’ development, focusing on issues such as education, health, and environmental conservation. They are expected to raise funds, create awareness, and actively participate in on-ground initiatives to bring about positive change. The program provides a platform for contestants to showcase their projects during the pageant, allowing them to share their experiences and inspire others. 

Over the years, Beauty with a Purpose has inspired countless women worldwide to use their platforms and voice to positively impact society, earning recognition and admiration for their contributions towards a better world.

Beauty with a Purpose Winners from Nepal

  1. Ishani Shrestha: Beauty with a purpose winner from Nepal

ishani shrestha

Ishani Shrestha is a Nepalese beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss Nepal World title in 2013 and went on to represent Nepal in the Miss World 2013 competition. She became the first-ever Beauty with a Purpose winner from Nepal at the Miss World 2013 Competition. She also secured a place in the Top 10 at Miss World 2013 competition.  Her project was named Project Smile, whereas as a dentist, she organized a 3 days free dental camp at Jumla, Nepal with the slogan “One Smile at a Time.”

Ishani’s work towards combating Dental problems and promoting education and awareness about Oral Hygiene in Jumla, Nepal earned her recognition and admiration from people around the world. Today, she continues to be an inspiration to many, demonstrating how beauty and compassion can be combined to make a positive impact on society.


  1. Shrinkhala Khatiwada: Miss Nepal World-2018

Shrinkhala KhatiwadaShrinkhala Khatiwada is a Nepalese architect, beauty pageant titleholder, and social activist who won the Miss Nepal World title in 2018 and represented Nepal in the Miss World 2018 competition. She is also a winner of the Beauty with a Purpose Award and the Multimedia Award. She set a benchmark for other fellow contestants with her Contestant Introduction video across 1 Million views within 1 day after publishing, and she was in the Top 12 of Miss World 2018.

Shrinkhala Khatiwada is the most popular Miss Nepal World till now as she brings Beauty with a Purpose Award home again after years. As an architect, she builds earthquake-resistant, eco-friendly Health Posts at Kailash Rural Municipality. She also organized campaigns to promote awareness and education on basic hygiene and family planning too.

Shrinkhala’s work towards promoting education and healthcare in Kailash Rural Municipality was recognized and gained appreciation all over the world. Today, she continues to be an inspiration to many, using her platform to promote social causes and make a positive impact on society. Now, she is doing Masters’s in Urban Planning at Harvard University and is also a member of gaatha | गाथा (@_gaatha_.


  1. Anushka Shrestha: Miss Nepal World-2019

Anushka Shrestha

Anushka Shrestha is a Nepalese beauty pageant titleholder and entrepreneur who was crowned  Miss Nepal World 2019. As a winner of  Miss Nepal Oceania 2018, She is also known for being the Beauty with a Purpose winner and Multimedia winner at the Miss World 2019 pageant. She successfully achieved a benchmark set by her predecessor. Her Beauty with a Purpose was focused on promoting Education and sustainable livelihood generation at Solsing Village. As a commerce graduate, she organized various Vocational training such as carpet making, candle making, etc. She ensured a market for products produced by Solsing villagers as products are sold through soulsofsolsing.


The judges highly praised Anushka’s project at the Miss World 2019 pageant. Her project has also inspired many young women in Nepal to speak up and to work towards making a positive change in their communities. Today, she inspires many young women to be independent as she is the CEO of  Makkusé (

(PS : Source of all images is wikipedia.)





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