Ashmi Shrestha (aka Asmee Shrestha, Asmi Shrestha and अश्मी श्रेष्ठ in Nepali) is the winner of the Miss Nepal Beauty Contest 2016. Prior to participating in the Miss Nepal competition, Ashmi was a popular model and a TV presenter and was the winner of Face of Classic Diamond Jewelers in 2014.
In the past, Ashmi has worked as a TV presenter in Channel Nepal and her modeling career spans more than half a decade. In March 2016, Ashmi obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Ace Institute of Management, Kathmandu.
Ashmi participated in the Miss Nepal competition 2016 as contestant number 11. Apart from the Miss Nepal title, she also grabbed three subtitles: Miss Personality, Miss Photogenic and Best in Evening Gown.
Ashmi Shrestha was born in 1993 in Chitwan, Tandi and spent her childhood there. Before joining Ace Institute of Management, she attended the prestigious Multi International School in Kathmandu and completed her School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams and also a higher secondary education in Management. Her father is a Kathmandu-based entrepreneur and in media interviews Ashmi says that she wants to follow his footsteps in the future.
In the Miss Nepal contestant feature of the Nepali tabloid Kantipur Saptahik, Ashmi said that she loves listening to music and prefers casual dress up such as t-shirts and jeans. When asked about her participation in the Miss Nepal competition, she said:
“I have finally been able to used my 6 years of experience as a model. Miss Nepal 2016 is just another milestone which I want to achieve.”
Ashmi has started her modelling career at the age of 16 from her debut in Classic Diamond Jewellers in 2010. She was also featured in Sonam Tashi Gurung’s music video “Birsana Sakinna” in 2012.