Nikita Chandak was crowned with the Miss Nepal World 2017 title and became the first ever winner from the Marwari community. Hailing from Urlabari in Morang district, Nikita was an outstanding student in school. Her parents wanted her to become a doctor, but she aspired for a career in the fashion industry and graduated from the JD Institute of Fashion Technology in Bangalore, India.
Nikita came to know about the Miss Nepal pageant when she visited Kathmandu to participate in the Nepal Fashion Week last year. Grabbing the opportunity that she got, Nikita entered the contest.
Though she was not among the initial favorites to win the pageant, Nikita impressed the judges and audience with her confident demeanor and intellectual outlook. She won over 18 other contestants and claimed the crown, while also winning the Miss Popular Choice and Miss Confident titles.
She attributes her success to the support and encouragement from her family. The traditionally conservative Marwari community has also reacted warmly to the news of her winning the crown.
Nikita is optimistic of putting up a good performance at the Miss World pageant in China later this year. She hopes to pursue a career as an actress in movies subsequently.
Nikita Chandak’s message to the youth is to follow their dreams with positivity, passion and faith in order to achieve their aspirations. She plans to use the social media to reach out to Nepalis across the world.