Yunita Khatri: Miss World Diversity 2018
The 18-year-old Yunita Khatri from Sindhupalchowk outshone the rest of the contestants and walked away with the winning title ‘Miss World Diversity 2018’ along with the sub-title of ‘Best Dancer’. With her feat, the culture diversity and unity of Nepal is promoted all over the world.
Human cultural diversity—the range of cultural practices, belief, and languages—is vast and the promotion of cultural diversity is not possible from the insular approaches of the display; instead, it needs interchange of ideas in the global realm. This is what Yunita Khatri did during the finale of ‘Miss World Diversity 2018’, an international beauty pageant that took place in Dubai from July 10 to 15. The 18-year-old Nepali beauty successfully reached the finale of the international pageant and secured the title, promoting Nepal as the nation with rich cultural diversity.
“The competition was tough and thrilling, but it was such a good learning experience for me. Finding myself among the crowd of people belonging to different culture and traditions was the best part for me,” says Khatri, who hails from Sindhupalchowk. She shares, “All the participants had to keep in mind even the simplest things – from wearing the right nail polish and lip gloss to dressing-up that would exhibit the cultural richness of their home nation. The pageant was a big platform for me to learn the essence of proper grooming and share the culture of my nation in the whole world.”
Also the title winner of ‘Miss Rajdhani’, Khatri is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree and is keeping herself busy with her studies, interviews, and fashion photoshoots. Besides reviewing film scripts, Khatri, who wants to become a successful actress, is preparing to resume shooting for a movie that she was involved with prior to participating in the pageant.
“The competition was tough and thrilling, but it was such a good learning experience for me. Finding myself among the crowd of people belonging to different culture and traditions was the best part for me. The pageant was a big platform for me to learn the essence of proper grooming and share the culture of my nation in the whole world.”
WAVE meets this gorgeous lady, captured her in our lens, and captured some of her quick and honest responses to our not-so-serious questions.
Rapid talk with the beauty
- A food that makes you drool.
- What are you most excited about these days?
It’s actually exciting that my days have gotten quite busier now, and I have been dealing with hectic schedules and learning time management.
- The first thing that you do after you wake up.
I check myself out while standing in front of a mirror.
- Weirdest thing that you’ve ever eaten:
Snake meat. It felt weird and I was disgusted at first, but it was delicious. However, I will not eat it again.
- If you could trade life with anybody, who s/he would be?
It would be my mom or Malvika Subba.
- What would you like for your next birthday?
An exciting new offer for a next project that I could work on would be great!
- What was the last thing you googled?
I searched for different poses that can be done during photoshoots.
- Your favorite summer activity.
Anything that involves a lot of water.
- Three things that you can’t live without.
My phone, headphones, and my whole bag.
- Your greatest fear.
Losing my mother, I don’t even want to think about it.
- The best advice that you have received from anyone.
To be kind and polite and how important it is to greet.
- Where do you see yourself in ten years?
As a successful and popular actress.
- Would you rather read books or watch movies?
I’m not a big-time reader, so I love watching movies instead.
- Makeup or no makeup?
- Summer or winter?
- Sing or dance?
- Music or art?
- One thing that makes you proud of yourself.
I feel proud to have won this Miss World Diversity 2018 title, and also the fact that I am a very realistic person.