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Ishani Shrestha - Miss Nepal 2013

Ishani Shrestha – Miss Nepal 2013

Name Ishani Shrestha
Age 23
Height 5 feet 7 inch
Title won Miss Nepal 2013
Beauty with Purpose at Miss World 2013

Ishani Shrestha, winner of ‘Beauty with a purpose’ in the year 2013 is the first Nepali lady to win a sub- title and also reach to the list of top 10 finalists in Miss World platform. The gorgeous and ravishing Ishani who aspired to be a dentist succeeded to win the heart of thousands of people in international platform of Miss World. She is undoubtedly an inspiration for the youths of Nepal.


Ishani Shrestha was born on 5th May, 1991 in the capital city of Nepal. Brought up in Kathmandu, Ishani completed her schooling from Triyog High School. She continued her education as a science student because she wanted to be a dentist. She is studying dentistry at the People’s Dental College of Nepal.

Ishani Shrestha - Miss Nepal 2013
Miss Nepal 2013

Miss Nepal 2013

On 20th March 2013, a gorgeous 21 years old dentistry student managed to prove herself in a national platform of Miss Nepal. Ishani due to her confidence and determination was able to bag the title of ‘Miss Nepal’ and was crowned as the winner of 18th Miss Nepal beauty pageant. She was also the winner of sub-title ‘Best Walk’.

Miss World 2013

Ishani Shrestha certainly made Nepal proud when she was announced the winner of ‘Beauty with a purpose’ in the international platform of ‘Miss World 2013’ for her campaign ‘Project Smile’. Ishani was the first Nepali beauty queen to be selected in the top 10 finalists of the pageant of Miss World. Ishani was also the 2nd runner up of ‘The People’s Champion (Multimedia)’ award. The gorgeous Ishani proved herself not only in national but also in the international arena.

Project Smile

‘Project Smile’ is an initiative of the former Miss Nepal Ishani Shrestha which emphasizes on providing free dental check-ups in the rural areas of Nepal. The initiative was appreciated in the Miss World platform due to which she was honoured with the title of ‘Beauty with a purpose’. However, Ishani did not stop but rather continued her project after winning the title. With the aim of continuing to spread a smile, Ishani set free health camps in Madi (Chitwan) and Amaltari (Nawalparasi). Being a dental student, Ishani made sure that she would utilize whatever she learnt for bringing smile in the faces of people.


Ishani Shrestha was the ‘Young Conservation Ambassador’ of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) during her tenure of Miss Nepal. She worked to promote bio diversity in Nepal through various awareness programmes. She also initiated ‘Project Smile’.

Ishani has not only restricted herself to social work but has also stepped into modelling career. The georgeous Ishani is the model in a music video ‘Ma Maya Garchu’ by Saugat R. Thapa.


Ishani Shrestha has proved that winning a title in beauty pageant does not limit a person to be involved in the glamour industry only. With her effort and hard work, she has not only set a benchmark in glamour industry but also in the field of social work.

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