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BIDHATRI POKHAREL: BENEATH THOSE HEAVENLY CURLS: THE NEW GIRL IN TOWN YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

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Bidhatri Pokharel is a sight for sore eyes. Her long curly locks, velvety fair skin, a heart warming smile and never-ending legs have been catching the attention of the fashion world. We too fell victim to her stunning looks and couldn’t wait to bring her to our readers.

Here’s more on the young and upcoming model who has already begun a promising career as the face of @House of Fashion. Read on to know more about her, or at least pretend to do so while ogling at the pictures. You can thank us later.

TNM: Tell us about yourself, what are you into at the moment?

Bidhatri Pokharel: I see myself as a down to earth person who is positive and ready to take up any challenge with confidence. I’m only 19 years old, so I hold a high priority for education. I’m currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration (BBA) from Apex College. I have my hands full at the moment because I was recently made the Brand Ambassador of ‘@House of Fashion’ (@HOF), and it keeps me occupied with a number of modeling projects as well as @HOF dissemination work.

TNM: I’m sorry, but your hair is magnificent. Is your hair naturally that curly?

BP: Hmm… what do you think? It’s a question that constantly follows me around (smiles). Yes, it is naturally curly and unlike many people who whine about having curly hair, I love them and am thankful for this genetic boon.

TNM: You are considerably new to the media world. What were you expecting before you stepped into the fashion world and how has the journey been so far?

BP: My journey in this glamorous fashion world has been superb and has surpassed my expectations, but maybe I feel that way because I’m an optimist. I have been pampered a lot and had the chance to work with the best in the industry. I feel so comfortable, that at times I forget I’m very new to this industry. Nevertheless, my enthusiasm and endeavor to give it my best in all projects is still strong.

I adhere to the motto: ‘You can do anything with a bit of hard work and patience’, and it has definitely contributed to making my journey smoother.

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MY ENTHUSIASM AND ENDEAVOR TO GIVE IT MY BEST IN ALL PROJECTS IS STILL STRONG.

TNM: If you were asked to point out the negative aspects of modeling, the fashion world and the media, what would they be?

BP: High fashion modeling in Nepal is relatively new though it has picked up popularity rapidly in the recent year. In general, the mass society still stereotypes modeling as a part-time career and not a serious profession.

Apart from that, the negative aspect of modeling definitely has to be the remuneration in Nepal which is meager compared to those of models in other countries.

Another issue I feel deserves attention is the skewed portrayal of women- and the influence it has which leads many women to feel insecure of their body.

One particular off-putting aspect of the media would be its profound influence on its audience. At times, the media only seems to act as a medium to satiate the people’s hunger for trivial information and rumors.

TNM: What mistakes do men make?

BP: Phew… the list could go on and on (Laughs). I will gladly list out the few that come to mind at the moment (chuckles):

  • Most men are not good with remembering dates ( I say this from because I’ve seen my dad forget my mom’s birthday and their anniversary on countless occaisions).
  • Buying too many gifts sometimes to cover up for their mistakes is a mistake in itself. But giving gifts at the right time and with the right sentiments are a definite plus point.
  • The cheesy and corny lines most men use that make women doubt even the most sincerest statements. “I’m not like other men; I’m different; I’ve never felt this way before; I only feel this way for you.” Avoid these clichéd lines please.

TNM: Just in case some of us would want to ask you out, what would you expect on a first date? And while we’re on the subject, are you dating anyone at the moment?

BP: Haha, Nice line. Let me breakout the news, I’m not dating anyone at the moment. To put it bluntly, on a first date I would expect a red rose and though it sounds simple and a bit corny, trust me it could do the trick.

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TNM: What would be the first thing you would do if today was your last day?

BP: I would do what I always do with no real changes, because I believe every single day is special and going through a day thinking what I should do as it is my last day wouldn’t really do justice to my life.

TNM: 5 things you think are important in a man.

BP:

  • He should be strong willed
  • Focused
  • His words should be his bond
  • He should know the importance of family
  • He should make an effort to make his own fortune.

TNM: What characters can you not stand in a man?

BP: I cannot stand an unambitious man who is not never true to his commitments. Disrespecting women and having a know it all attitude is another negative. And finally, a man who is obsessed with sports to an annoying extent really grinds my gears.

TNM: What were your ambitions as a kid and how have they changed now?

BP: I usually go with the flow and do what I love and what pleases me. When I was six, I wanted to be a doctor, at eight a pilot, at ten a banker. My interests have kept on shifting but I guess the change and drive in interest is all about the demand at that time and the situation.

TNM: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

BP: Well, like I mentioned earlier, my interests keep shifting and five years is a long time. But putting it bluntly, in the next five years I see myself, hopefully, as a successful model and because I am pursuing my studies in business, a successful business woman as well.

I ADHERE TO THE MOTTO: ‘YOU CAN DO ANYTHING WITH A BIT OF HARD WORK AND PATIENCE’

TNM: If you had one superpower, what would it be?

BP: The power to travel through time whether forward or backward.

‘@ House of Fashion’ (@HOF) opened its doors in March 2012 embarking on a mission to promote local art and fashion.

@ HOF is a local designers’ hub under one single roof. It is confident that local designers have the knack to compete at the international arena. It offers clients an array of local designer products at affordable prices at an attractive and convenient shopping environment in which consumers will find excellent value and the fashion they desire.

In addition, @HOF, by organizing diverse events year round, endeavors to create a community for those in the fashion and art industry in order to provide opportunities for our partners and stakeholders to promote their products, network, as well as learn and grow through its in-house events. Topped with this, the House puts in efforts to create exposure opportunities for local Nepalese designers, and fashion students and provides a platform for them to sell their designs as well as participate in its in house events.

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LOCATION COURTESY: TRISARA

PHOTOS: SHASHANK PRADHAN

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