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Mega Model

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Created by  Tyra Banks
Original language(s)  Nepali
Country of origin  Nepal
No. of seasons  3
Presented by  Malvika Subba (2015 - present)(3-) Former Sahana Bajracharya (2010) Pallavi Dhakal (2008)
Judges  Current Malvika Subba (3-) Kishor Kayastha (3-) Prasant Tamrakar (3-) Former Sijan Bhattachan (1-2) Raj Bhai Suwal(1-2) Sneha Rana (2) Ruby Rana (1)

Mega Model (often abbreviated as Image Mega Model) is a Nepalese reality television show in which a number of young Nepalese women compete against each other to win for the title of Mega Model and an opportunity to start their career in the modeling industry. The premiere is set to air on September 25, 2010 and the season finale in which the top 6 compete against each other on a stage is coming live on Image Channel.


The winner of Mega Model wins a music video, a 6-page fashion editorial spread as well as the front cover in ECS Living Magazine and Rs100,000.

The show's format was originally created by American talk-show host and model Tyra Banks.

Mega Model has had 2 Model hosts to date. For Season 1, Pallavi Dhakal and currently, for Mega Model Season 2 is hosted by former model & beauty queen Sahana Bajracharya. Like its American version, Mega Model features a photographer and model on its judging panel, Raj Bhai Suwal, Sneh Rana and Sijan Bhattachan.

On 2015, Nagma Shrestha posted in her facebook page that she will be the new host for the third season of Image Mega Model but later on, Malvika Subba replaced her from Episode 10.


(ages stated are at time of contest)

Season 2

New host Sahana Bajracharya, with Sijan Bhattachan, Sneh Rana and returning judge Raj Bhai Suwal all join together as the second season introduces a new format. The show started with 3 weeks audition sessions and 1 week bootcamp where they reduced the 50 semi-finalists into top 14 finalists for the main competition. Every week the girls were groomed interms of posing, catwalk and communication; in the end of each week the judges evaluated the girls through their photo which they took part in a photoshoot that week. And one or more girls were eliminated every week until the top 6, who took part in a live finale show which declared the winner through the judges and the public vote.

In order of elimination

(ages stated are at time of contest)

Call-out order

     The contestant was part of a non-elimination bottom three      The contestant was eliminated      The contestant won the competition
  • Episode 1-3, featured the auditions. The top fifty girls were reduced to final fourteen who moved on to the main competition.
  • In episode 4, Priyanka, Prakiti and Seela landed in the bottom three. None of them were eliminated.
  • In episode 5, Pratija and Priyanka landed in the bottom two. Both of them were eliminated
  • Photo shoot guide

  • Episode 3 Photo shoot: Casting
  • Episode 4 Photo shoot: Victorian Era
  • Episode 5 Photo shoot: Zodiac Signs
  • Episode 6 Photo shoot: Pose with male model
  • Episode 7 Catwalk: In Saree
  • Episode 8 Catwalk: Designers Catwalk Show
  • Episode 9 Commercial: Image Soup Commercial
  • Episode 12 Photo shoot: Tenzin Bhutia Designs
  • Episode 12 Photo shoot: Living Magazine
  • Season 3

    After a hiatus of 5 years it was announced that Mega Model would return in 2015. The new host/head judge is the Nepalese beauty queen Malvika Subba. The other new judges will be Nepalese photographer Kishor Kayastha and male supermodel Prasant Tamrakar. The cast consist of 16 girls who will compete for the title of Image Mega Model Season 3.


    The auditions for the third season of Mega Model has started from Dharan Audition, Pokhara Audition and the final Kathmandu Audition. Because of the recent earthquake in Nepal the auditions have been prosponed to later this year. On june 29th it was announced on their official Facebook page that the prosponed auditions will take place on August 5 in Pokhara and August 8, 9 and 10 in Kathmandu.


    The winner will receive NPR 200,000 prize money as well as a trip to Bangkok.


    (ages stated are at time of contest)

  • Sneha was the Migme Wild Card Entry who made it to Top 16.
  • Call-out order

         The contestant was nominated for the best photo of that week.      The contestant was in the bottom, but was not eliminated.      The contestant was voted back by the viewers but was eliminated again in the same episode.      The contestant was eliminated.      The contestant quit the competition.      The contestant won the competition.
  • In episode 2, Saina had to quit the competition due to personal reasons.
  • In episode 4, nobody was eliminated.
  • In the finale, Rajiya was voted back by the viewers
  • Photo shoot guide

  • Episode 1 Photo shoot: Casting
  • Episode 2 Catwalk: Walking in Cocktail dress
  • Episode 3 Photo shoot: Moving Bus
  • Episode 4 Photo shoot: Makeover Madness
  • Episode 5 Photo shoot: TVC for Healthy lifestyle
  • References

    Mega Model Wikipedia

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