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Simran Syangbo crowned Miss Tamang 2018

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KATHMANDU — Simran Syangbo of Parsa has been crowned Miss Tamang 2018. Simran outclassed 28 competitors to clinch the title.

Pinky Ghising, the Miss Tamang 2017 title-holder, crowned Simran in the 11th episode of Miss Tamang Beauty and Talent Contest held at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza here on Saturday.

The event was jointly organised by Nepal Tamang Art and Culture Centre and the Everest Fashion Home.

Simran got the highest number of votes to win the title. She has bagged Rs 100 thousand prize along with the title. She will also be the brand ambassador of Civil Group for a year.

Similarly, Ranjita Lama of Nuwakot won the Image Viewer Choice title along with first runner-up, Kunchhan Lama of Kathmandu won the title of Photo Viewers Choice with the second runner-up.

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Rupa Ghising won the Best Catwalk title, Aashiqa Bal the Best Personality title, Geetanjali Pakhrin of Makawanpur won the Beautiful Smile title, Simran Lama the Best Friendship title, Kristina Lama the Best Discipline title and Priyanka Lama the Best Beautiful Hair title.

Centre founder Milan Moktan said that they have been organising the Miss Tamang Beauty Contest to preserve the art, culture, costumes and tradition of the Tamang people.

Contestants were of the age group of 16 to 26 years. The best 10 contestants were decided on the basis of SMS voting. The Miss Tamng Beuty Contest has been taking place since 2006.

Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority, Kulman Ghising and 16 lawmakers from the Tamang community were feted on the occasion in recognition of their contribution to their respective fields.

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Lindsay Lohan apologises for controversial #MeToo comments

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WASHINGTON — After receiving backlash for saying women’s #MeToo stories make them ‘look weak’, actress Lindsay Lohan is now apologising for her comments.

The 32-year-old actress caused uproar when she claimed that women speaking out to share their #MeToo experience “look weak”. She also claimed that the movement had been hijacked by “attention seekers”.

The actress,in a statement to People magazine, said she would like to “unreservedly apologise for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times.”

Lindsay further added that her comments “solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it. However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused.”

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Lindsay concluded by saying that she feels “very strongly” about the #MeToo movement and has the “utmost respect and admiration for the women brave enough to come forward and speak out about their experiences. Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.”

On a related note, in her interview with The Times, Lohan had said that women who shared their experiences during the #MeToo movement were “attention seekers.”

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