Kathmandu: Sujita Basnet was crowned Miss Universe 2021 amid a function in Kathmandu on Saturday. Basnet walked away with the award, a crown “incorporated with diamond” and a cash purse of Rs 1 million, seeing off 15 other contestants. Anshika Sharma, last year’s title winner, crowned Basnet.
Basnet will now represent Nepal in the Miss Universe pageant slated for December 12 this year in Eilat, a resort town in Israel.
The judges for the contest, organized by Umang Creation and title-sponsored by Oriflame Nepal, were singer Indira Joshi, corporate trainer Mannsi Agrawal, and media person Sareeta Shri Gyawali.
At the pageant, Keshu Khadka bagged the fourth runner-up title, Pratikshya Mahara Chhetri third runner-up, Rakchya Upreti second runner up and Nina Kant Mandal became first runner up.