Deaf people from Nepal had participated for first time in Fashion pageant. Miss and Mister Deaf International, 2017 which was held from 10th July to 17th July, 2017 in Paris, France. Mister Janak Raj Bhatta and Miss Surabhi Manandhar was selected for competition.
Mister Janak was nominated as top 5 and Miss Surabhi won Miss Deaf Asia 2017. They were trained by Hidden Treasure pvt. and supported by CHDW.
Nepal’s Surabhi Manandhar has been crowned the Miss Deaf Asia 2017 at a gala event held in Paris, France, on Saturday.
The Creative Hands of Deaf Women had selected Manandhar to represent Nepal in the international beauty pageant from among various online applications. This is the first time Nepal had participated in the event.
She along with 19 others had contested in the beauty pageant, in the fashion capital of the world. Miss Deaf Asia is a sub-category in the contest.
Manadhar, along with Janak Raj Bhatta, flew to Paris on July 9 to represent Nepal in the Miss and Mister Deaf International 2017. Bhatta was selected in the top five finalist in the contest.
Both Manadhar and Bhatta were trained by the Hidden Treasures, the organizers of Miss Nepal pageant, for the contest in Kathmandu.
The pre-final round had taken place on Friday. The pageant is organized every year to support and empower the people with hearing impairment.