WOW | Life's Beautiful

Pradeepta Adhikari

A woman of high spirits, Pradeepta Adhikari is a third-year medical student who is resilient, determined and focused. She recently came into the limelight after winning the crown of Miss Nepal Universe 2019. Currently busy with her professional commitment as a beauty queen, Pradeepta is gearing up to represent Nepal in the international arena. She takes out a few minutes of her time to share a few of her favourites with WOW.

Text by: Anushka Shrestha
wow photo file © Ram Tandukar
Location: Opium, Durbar Marg

What makes life beautiful? 

A person's state of mind; positivity and forgiveness are the keys to a beautiful life.

What tickles your funny bones?


What makes you smile? 

Anyone who smiles at me

Favourite comedian

Joey Tribbiani from F.R.I.E.N.D.S

The best therapy for happiness


Current perfume


I am addicted to…


On my wishlist

I wish I could travel to Solukhumbu and see the peak of the world

I stay fit by

Being healthy - both mentally and physically - through meditation, yoga and dance

Best year of my life


Latest splurge

Littmann Stethoscope

Skincare routine

Cleanse, tone, moisturise and apply sunscreen

Style Icons

Amal Clooney, Gigi Hadid and Deepika Padukone

Always in my handbag

Hand sanitizer

To unwind I… 

Take a hot shower, rinse with cold water, then probably watch a good Ted Talk

Favourite holiday destination

If I get a holiday that’s good enough!

I always struggle with

Being relaxed

The best thing about being me

I am very resilient

The best thing about my work

I could save lives one day

Makeup… can’t do without


Favourite makeup brands

MAC, The Body Shop and Benefit

One tip I learnt that makes me photo ready


Three things I do to look my absolute best

I wear comfortable clothes, put on some good perfume and shades

On a bad hair day…

I go with a messy bun