I don’t know if this regards to the legality of Nepali girls or not, but I think it does. I just had a look at the application form for Miss Nepal 2008. What I found in the declaration of the form was shocking.
I thought people become adult at the age of 18. Then S/he can sign any legal papers, make decisions and also legally smoke. But any one who wants to participate in Miss Nepal, regardless of this age has to get a signature from one of her parents. Ain’t that ridiculous? Well, if it is for anybody who is below 18 then, yes I would understand, but this is just stupid and seems to say that girls from Nepal don’t have the legal right to represent themselves.
For Miss Nepal application form head on to:
Form for Miss Nepal 2008 on the official site of Miss Nepal
Form for Miss Nepal on The Himalayan Times