First ever Miss Nepal US Sujita Basnet bags 2nd Runner Up at Miss Maryland USA 2020

12 Nov 2019 | Abigail Henry

Sujita Basnet recently won the 2nd Runner Up title and Public Choice Award of Miss Maryland USA 2020 on 11th November 2019, where Taelyr Robinson was crowned the new queen as she became the official representative of Maryland in Miss USA 2020. This is one of the biggest titles for a Nepali diva to get. A GWU Alumna, Sujita is the first Miss Nepal USA and also Miss World MD 2019 1st Runner-Up. She is the founder of LiberatED and is a consultant at Accenture. The stunning beauty performed with excellence and perfection at the contest.


First ever Miss Nepal US Sujita Basnet bags 2nd Runner Up at Miss Maryland USA 2020


She also expressed her gratitude in one of her post on Instagram which quoted, “First of all, thank you to all my family and friends for being such an amazing support system! I am truly blessed to have this strong of a support. Last night at the Miss Maryland USA 2020 pageant, out of 83 contestants I entered the Top 16 as the People’s Choice (and judges’ choice), then re-competed in swimsuit (fitness) and evening gown and made my way to Top 5! After the on-stage question and answer I placed as the Miss Maryland USA 2020 2nd Runner Up! Congratulations @taelyrrobinson , can’t wait to see you on the big screens at Miss USA! And again from the very bottom of my heart a warm warm thank you and love to each and every one that voted for me. So glad you all joined my journey and don’t worry my journey doesn’t end here #missmarylandusa @jitabasnet I’m so proud of you! I was hoping and praying for you! I told you that you got this before you went on stage and you literally slayed.”

Miss Nepal USA CEO and founder Amit Shah has also congratulated Nepal for winning second runner up and public choice award at Miss Maryland USA 2020. The diva also talked about the power of beauty pageantry and said, “Despite the lack of awareness our world has of the power of pageantry, it’s our job to carry forward and provide a platform for these young women.”


First ever Miss Nepal US Sujita Basnet bags 2nd Runner Up at Miss Maryland USA 2020


Beauty Pageants have helped the diva to build her self-esteem, confidence, awareness, and gave her a voice to be herself. Professionally the diva is a consultant and if it weren’t for pageants, she wouldn’t have had the voice or courage to walk into a male dominated industry as a woman who can express her creativity and opinions.

Wishing the diva all the very best for her successful tenure!