The second Miss Bhutan US took place in late June in Tennessee. The beauty pageant which is exclusive to women of Bhutanese origin crowned Numa Limbu as the second Miss Bhutan US. Limbu who lives in California is a beautician by profession. She also took the title for Miss Personality! The Miss Bhutan US First Runner-Up title was awarded to Narbada Acharya with the Miss Bhutan US Second Runner-Up title going to Anju Rai. The first Miss Bhutan US took place in 2014 with Prakriti Rai winning the crown. Rai was present to crown the new winners at the event.
Some of the names on the judging panel included designer Subexya Bhadel, actor Vinay Shrestha and designer Neelima Sharma. Miss Nepal US 2011 Malina Joshi was present to train and choreograph the beauty pageant.
The new beauty queen is also the goodwill ambassador for Reward Nepal Global Initiative. She will be part of a team who will work in collaboration with various agencies in and outside of Nepal to continue supporting the earthquake relief and reconstruction work in Nepal. You can find more info via her social media page.
Best Hair – Mamata Bista
Best Personality – Numa Limbu
Best Smile – Sunisha Chhetri
BACKGROUND ON MISS BHUTAN US
All participants originating from trans Himalayan nations like Bhutan, Nepal, and India residing in all parts of the globe are encouraged to participate except for the Beauty Pageant is exclusive to the females of Bhutanese origin between the ages of 17 through 28. Miss Bhutan US has to be originally from Bhutan and residing in the USA at present. The winner will be awarded the cash prize and a round trip air ticket to South Asia and Photo Session by Photograph Pros.
PS. Photo Credit: Kashi Kadel & Raneel Photography