All that Glitters
Classic Diamonds is back again this year to showcase some of their best collections on November 14 and 15, 2017. Showcasing their exquisite designs are some of the best models in the industry, both well-known and fresh faces, with Manisha Koirala as the showstopper. Fr!day brings you a little sneak peek at the models who will be gracing the ramp for Classic Diamonds this year.
Muna Gauchan,21, is a professional model and actress who also won the title of Face of Classic Diamonds 2017. This young beauty from Kathmandu made her acting debut with the movie Chapali Height 2, and has been active in the scene ever since. She is also an aspiring dentist. Her inspiration is Deepika Padukone.
Soni Shrestha started her modeling career in 2014 as a cover girl, and has since walked the ramp in leading fashion shows. She is a mentor at Nepal Art of Modeling, and is also doing a course in hair styling. This bold young woman is enthusiastic about traveling, and absolutely loves being in front of the camera.
Sonu Bareili, 17, is a fresh face in the Nepali modeling industry. She started her career with the Face of Classic Diamonds 2017 competition, where she bagged 2nd Runner-up title. She also participated in Miss Teenager International in 2015, though she couldn’t pursue modeling at the time due to her studies. She has modeled for several magazines and walked the ramp many times in the year since she started modeling.
This young Nepali model, still in her teens, is relatively, a newbie in the industry. However, she has already made a mark for herself. She walked for the prestigious Nepal Fashion Week in 2017, and she has ambitions to become a renowned model in the future.
Aruni Waiba first entered the field of modeling in 2013, when she participated in Miss Mongol beauty pageant and won Best Hair award. Since then, she has done several fashion shows, music videos, and more. She was also recently declared 1st Runner-up in Face of Nepal 2017, and was chosen to represent Nepal at Asia New Star Model in South Korea.
Jagriti Malla is a young model who entered the modeling field through a modeling workshop, and has since done several shoots and modeled for commercial events. At the Face of Classic Diamonds 2017, she won the title of Most Popular Bride through online voting, along with fellow competitor Pooja Shrestha.
Pooja Shrestha is a professional who has been modeling in Nepal for the past several years. She first entered the scene when she was declared 1st Runner-up at Miss Chitwan 2013, and she has not looked back since. Shrestha, along with Jagriti Malla, was crowned with the title of Most Popular Bride at Face of Classic Diamonds 2017.
This charming 22-year-old has been modeling professionally for the last few years. She first made a bang in the industry as Liril Fresh Face 2014, though she had previously won Little Queen Beauty pageant as a 12-year-old in 2007. She grew up watching fashion shoots on TV and has been dreaming of being on screen since she was a little girl.
Ayushma Singh is a popular emcee and model who has hosted numerous shows and done several shoots and TVCs and walked the ramp at prestigious fashion shows. She started her modeling career after being offered to play in a music video by GXSOUL. Her dream modeling project is to be a Victoria’s Secrets Angel.
This young model has already made a name for herself in the industry. She first came into the limelight as one of the Top 5 in Liril Fresh Face 2014, and later, she bagged the 2nd Runner-up prize in Miss Newa 1135. Jenny looks up to her sister Prina as her modeling inspiration, and she has no plans to slow down on her road to success.
Paramita Rana is a very well-known face in the Nepali modeling industry. This 24-year-old has been modeling since she was 17 years old, and she made her acting debut with the movie Chapali Height 2. She was 1st Runner-up at the Face of Classic Diamonds 2014 contest. She was also the first runner-up at Face of Nepal 2016, and later represented Nepal in the Face of Asia competition.
Neha Banu is not a new name in the modeling scene in Nepal. She started modeling when she was 18 years old. Her first job was for House of Fashion, and she has not looked back since. Her most memorable moment in her modeling career was being able to walk the same ramp as Sushmita Sen while working for Classic Diamonds.
Alka Chamling Rai has been a part of the Nepali modeling industry for several years now. She first got her break when a friend recommended her to his production house for a range of modeling projects. Alka has walked the ramp for many prominent shows since, both nationally and internationally.
Samragyee RL Shah, 21, is a well-known model and actress. She is best recognized for her leading role in the movie Dreams, opposite Anmol KC, for which she won Best Debut Actress at FANN. She entered the modeling world when she was adjudged 2nd Runner-up at Face of Classic Diamonds 2014. She has been part of a few music videos and has walked the ramp many times since.
Since Asmee Shrestha made her modeling debut at the age of 16, by participating in the Face of Diamonds 2010, she has become a household name. This 24-year-old won the Face of Classic Diamonds 2014 contest, and she then went on to be crowned Miss Nepal 2016. She represented Nepal at Miss World 2016.
Surabhi Manandhar is a wild card entry for Classic Diamonds. However, you would be wrong to underestimate this young woman, as she did us proud this year when she beat 19 contestants to win the Miss Deaf Asia 2017 title in Paris.
Anushka Adhikari is a young model and theater actor who has been modeling for the past three years. She won the wild card entry for Classic Diamonds with the highest number of votes, 1560, and this ambitious young woman was also 2nd Runner-up at JCI Miss Teen 2016. You can also catch some of her recent work on YouTube’s Hamro High School series.
Srija Koirala is a 23 year old law student with a passion for modeling. She describes herself as a fresher when it comes to modeling, as she has been in this field for only a year. She started her modeling career with Classic Diamonds. She is also passionate about her law career and is doing her B.A. LL. B, besides interning at Singh Durbar. She plans to pursue a career in law and modeling side by side.