The 26 year-old entrepreneur from Khalti has a Bachelors degree in Business Management and will represent Nepal in the 71st Miss Universe pageant later this year. Sophiya Bhujel was crowned in a glittering finals night held at Hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu. A total of 20 contestants vied for the coveted crown and title. The complete results of the pageants are as follows:

Miss Universe Nepal 2022 :Sophiya Bhujel
1st runner-up: Bipana Adhikari
2nd runner-up: Ashma KC
3rd runner-up: Sefina Joshi
4th runner-up: Monalisha Parajuli

Sophiya Bhujel, a 5’8″ tall beauty, has some experience in representing Nepal at the world stage. She competed at the Global Asian Model 2019 as well at the Miss Eco International 2022 where she finished as one of the Top 21.