This is, however, the first instance of a Nepali contestant making to the final 10 draw of the global beauty pageant.
Earlier, Shrestha was also awarded the title of 'Beauty with a Purpose' for her entry--Project Smile. The award recognises the contestant who has contributed to bringing positive changes in communities in need in her home country.
Shrestha's project was an initiative whereby she, along with a team of skilled dentists, visited various villages around Nepal to provide free dental services to about 300 locals in a four-day dental check-up camp.
Miss World 2013, the 63rd edition of the event, involves the participation of beauties from 130 countries around the world.
The final round is being held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre, where Miss World 2012 Yu Wenxia from China will be crowning her successor.
The winner of Miss World-2013 will be announced in a short while.
Posted on: 2013-09-28 07:09