Another set of beauty pageant held in the capital on Friday, 2nd Sept. Presented by The Fashion Plus, Miss Teen 2011 took place at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi where 34 contestants competed for the crown. But in the end, with her wit and confidence, Archana Panthi won the title!
Initially, Panthi, Rita Piya, Manisha Chhetri, Prakriti Tiwari, and Shweta Pokharel made it to the top 5 and after answering the question “Where do you see yourself standing, 10 years from now, in Nepal?”, Panthi, Tiwari and Pokharel landed in a tie.
Hence, the final question was put up by the judges to decide the winner: “Poet laureate Laxmi Prasad Devkota wrote the poem ‘K chha thulo jagatma pasina bibek, Udeshya k linu udi chhunu chandra ek. What did Devkota mean by the verse?” Giving her views as, “To be honest, I don’t really see myself in a position where I can define the great poet’s work. However, if I were to say, then the verse means that the goal we achieve without any hard work does not have any value. It’s like they say hard work bears sweet fruit. We must have dreams and aims but we should always try to attain them from our effort”, Panth impressed the panel including veteran actor Neer Shah, actor Rajesh Hamal, and beautician Kamala Shrestha.
Prakriti Tiwari and Shweta Pokharel finished as 1st and 2nd runner up respectively.