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After ChaiWala, TarkariWali wants to be a model

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 7, 2016 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Nov 7, 2016 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
After ChaiWala, TarkariWali wants to be a model


TarkawriWali, a Nepali girl who shot to fame last week after her pictures selling vegetables were posted online, wanted to become a model.

Kusum Shrestha, 18, found fame after her pictures were clicked by photographer Rupchandra Maharjan near the ‘Fishling suspension bridge between Gorkha and Chitwan’, The Gundruk Post said.

The pictures surfaced days after a Pakistani ChaiWala broke the internet with his intense blue eyes.

Now, in an interview to BBC Nepali, the young girl said she found out about the pictures through a friend.


“First my friend asked me if I am the same girl whose photos became viral on Facebook. But I didn’t know,” BBC quoted Shrestha as saying.

“Then she sent me the pictures and when I saw them, I found it was me. On that day, I came to sell the vegetables to help my parents. When I was on my way to sell the vegetables, Rupchandra (the photographer) took my picture – but at that point of time, I didn’t know that I was being photographed,” the report added.

Thrilled with her newfound fame, the girl, when asked if she would like to take up modeling like the ChaiWala, she said: “Yes, I will go.”

“I hear that her photos have become popular on the Internet. Who had imagined that she would get such publicity? My daughter has always been a shy girl; she is a girl of very few words,” said her father Chandra Narayan Shrestha to MyRepublica.

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