Sophiya Bhujel was crowned Oriflame Miss Universe Nepal 2022 live from Kathmandu, Nepal in August, 2022. She will represent Nepal at the 71st Miss Universe which will be held in 2023.
27-year-old, brave, bold, and, beautiful woman, hailing from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, Miss Universe Nepal, Sophiya, credits her win to all her mentors. She finds all the women who are breaking barriers her role model.
Sophiya worked as a businesswoman and freelance model, using her know-how of the industry and winning the hearts of the judges and fans, she captured the Miss Universe Nepal crown. Understanding her role as an entrepreneur and a public figure, she took the opportunity to launch her venture Project Red, an initiative to provide sustainable menstrual sanitary product in the form of period underpants to women of the rural Nepal who are deprived of proper sanitary supplies. Through Project Red she seeks to combat period poverty in Nepal and take a step towards menstrual equity.
Sophiya is no stranger to lime light and has worked as model for (her different modeling projects) and won titles such as Guinness World Record holder for walking the highest ramp in Mount Everest in 2019, Miss Global Asian model 2019, Miss Eco International 2021, which adequately prepared her for the prestigious platform of Miss Universe Nepal. Sophiya sees herself as a simple girl who never gives up on her dreams. She is a strong woman who believes in herself and in the strength of other women.