Pratima Sherpa is a professional golfer who started playing in 2011. She grew up on the grounds of the Royal Nepal Golf Club and is the first woman golfer to have played at the Symetra (LPGA) tour from Nepal. Currently, she is studying in California and plays for California State University, Los Angeles. Anushka Shrestha from WOW talks to the athlete about what makes her life beautiful.
What are you currently busy with
I am currently busy with my schoolwork and my work as a golf player.
What do you love about golf
As a golf player, I am passionate about the beauty of the environment and hard work associated with performing excellently on the course.
What makes a person beautiful
A person is beautiful if they are empathetic and compassionate. If an individual shows a commitment to self-care and a willingness to love and feel emotions, then they are considered beautiful.
What makes you beautiful
I respect myself and hold myself to a compassionate level of mental and physical health.
What makes life beautiful
The beauty of life is the little moments that pass us by if we get too carried away on the big things. A beautiful picture is only beautiful because of a thousand tiny efforts.
What tickles your funny bones
I like a good joke and enjoy a funny conversation with friends and family.
What makes you smile
A genuine smile from another person
Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya because they make people laugh even when they teach and inspire through their content.
Therapy for happiness
Attention to the elements of life that you love and pursuing the things in your life that make you genuinely happy.
My sister and I share Floral Gucci perfume.
You are addicted to
Binge watching Netflix dramas and shows. I recently just finished watching ‘Shameless’.
On your wish list
Anything that makes my family in Nepal safer and more secure is on my wish list.
You stay fit by
As a golf player, I have to walk a lot. And I work out at the gym
Best year of your life
The best year of my life was when I got my passport after trying for almost five years and got the opportunity to come to America and compete in golf.
I have a basic facial cleanser. I always make sure to wash my face before going to bed.
My cell phone is by far my favourite gadget because it can do anything I want or need it to do.
Always in your handbag
Golf tees and mask.
What do you do to unwind
I sit in my room and meditate, or watch a show
Favourite holiday destination
Pokhara because I always find it very peaceful and the lakeside area is just awesome. I cannot get over it.
You struggle with
I sometimes get tired from the amount of work I have to do with golf and college. So, I need to find new ways to balance my time.
Best thing about being you
I always take pride in my level of determination to work hard for my future and my family in Nepal.
Make up… can’t do without
Favorite makeup brand
Three things you absolutely do to look your best
Straight posture, clothing, and style my hair
On a bad hair day…
A ponytail or hide it under a golf cap.
McFlurry from McDonald’s
Favorite place to eat in Kathmandu
Mechung Restaurant, Bouddha
One thing you can’t do without
Joseph Morgan (My celebrity crush keeps changing)
A quote you live by
‘Hard work always pays off’ and ‘Nothing is impossible’.
Have you ever been told to change something about yourself
My negative attitude towards activities in my life. Change my attitude so I do not beat myself up and instead support myself.
Movie that inspires you
You will never be 100% equipped for the future but work hard and be kind to yourself because sometimes all you can rely on is yourself.