Hailing from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is 27 year-old brave, bold, and beautiful Sophiya Bhujel. Bhujel finds all women breaking barriers to be role models, and believes in the strength of herself and other women. “Sophiya” means wisdom which is fitting as she is an avid reader and has a hunger for knowledge. She believes that knowledge is power.
Bhujel is a businesswoman and freelance model, who recently seized the opportunity to launch her own advocacy project Project Red. This initiative works to provide sustainable and free period underpants to the women of Nepal who would otherwise be deprived of sanitary products. Through Project Red, she seeks to combat period poverty in Nepal and take a step towards menstrual equity and freedom.
Bhujel is no stranger to the limelight or competitions having competed in Miss Global Asian model and Miss Eco International and she is also the Guiness World Record holder for walking up the highest ramp in Mount Everest. She grew up playing badminton with her dad, and still loves the sport along with reading self-help books, dancing, hiking, and exploring new culinary adventures.
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