Pakistani models battle it out - BBC
"Pakistan's fashion models are slowly managing to crawl on to international catwalks and into overseas magazines. But hidden behind the kohl-rimmed eyes and the perfectly plastered smiles are women who are paying a heavy price for stepping into designer stilettos. "We remain a conservative society, for our religion imposes certain restrictions on us that continue to be respected by the vast majority of our people," she Amina Shafat. "Modelling is still associated with women of loose character and no matter what limits you try to impose on yourself, you inevitably end up being slotted in the same category."
Iman Ali (born December 19, 1980) is a popular Pakistan-based model turned actress. She is the daughter of television and film actor Abid Ali and his wife Humaira Ali. Fashion critics rate her among the top models of Pakistan. Iman Ali has a strong following among her fans, and especially among the youth of Pakistan she is quite popular. Iman Ali co-hosted the Lux Style Awards in 2005 and has starred in a string of successful television productions. She has now moved on to cinema with Shoaib Mansoor's upcoming venture Khuda Ke Liye, where she will be seen alongside Fawad. The film also stars Shaan. Read More
Zara Sheikh is a succesful model who was well known in the world of fashion well before she made her debut in feature films. Born in Karachi, Zara began her career as a model while she was still a relatively young student. Her father was in the Civil Service which would normally result in a life spent moving all over Pakistan. However, Zara was fortunate to have a stable home as her parents were careful not to interupt her education at any time.
One of the world's top fashion models.
Before she started modeling, she worked at a McDonald's and was named "Employee of the Month."
Half German and half Pakistani.
Was discovered in 1989.
Has been involved in fund raising for breast cancer research and saving Germany's Black Forest.Read More
Catwalk in Kabul
JULY 11 - Afghanistan's capital Kabul has played host to its first fashion show in decades, with models displaying designer garments at a local luxury hotel.
The show attracted an audience of expatriates and well-to-do Afghans.
Clothes made from Afghan textiles, including fashion burqas, bridal wear, casual wear, were shown off by non-Afghan models to the accompaniment of traditional local music.
Organizers said they did not want to court controversy by using local models. Many Afghan women still choose to cover up completely when in public.
One of the designers behind the show, Italian Isabella Ghidoni, told Reuters: "We invited a lot of Afghan women to attend the show but not to be models.".
Spur of the moment decisions are this 26-year-old model’s style. Among some of her more impulsive decisions are her acceptance of Vinny’s invitation to model in a show (the first time she stepped out on the catwalk), her stint as assistant editor of Libas International and now her debut as TV anchor. Read More
Aaminah Haq aka Aminah Haq is a Pakistani model and actress. She has appeared on pakistani television dramas and advertisements and pakistani music videos.Her beautiful face and almond shaped eyes has made her the sex symbol of Pakistan. Amina haq has worked in TV Serials such as Jaye Kahan Yeh Dil, Mehndi, Chandani Ratien, Aina, and Doorian. She has also worked with top directors in music videos such as Fraudiye, Ankhoon ne Ankhoon ko, Channa ve channa, and Mahive. The latter has really shot Amina Haq even more to fame where she is even being appreciated in India. Amina Haq has also led several succesful fashion shows in Paris, London, and New York. She was interviewed for the French Vogue and starred in three Canadian commercials.
She is the daughter of Pakistani politician Ghulam Mustafa Khar. Read More
She has left no stone unturned, from modeling to acting she did it all. She played the leading lady in Jamal Shah’s controversial saga, graced the cover pages of the countries top publications off and on, went as far as Mauritius to prove her love for acting and of course sashayed down the catwalk with the grace of a swan- how many times? She has lost all count. But one thing worth remembering is her role as ‘Dina’- in the movie Jinnah where she has played the role of Quaid’s daughter and they say… she played it well. She's worked hard to get where she is today. She's come a long way in a very short time, and the way she's going, she'll go a long long way. Read More
Miss Pakistan World
April 1, 2006 - Sehr Mahmood 25, wins Miss Pakistan World 2006. The event took off with a blast and ended with a surprised winner. Shaifa Chandani, took the position of Runner up 1 and Gina Noureen Khan was Runner Up 2.
Miss Congeniality 2006 went to Gina Noureen Khan
Miss Photogenic 2006 was awarded to Sonya Zia
Miss Talent 2006 was awarded to Saadia Alvi from Connecticut USA, and finally Miss Beautiful Skin 2006 was awarded to Mahleej Sarkari.
Nadia Hussain, of course: the hottest new model making waves in the world of fashion is also a dentist in the making, so make sure you brush your teeth before you read on! Read More
Her appearance in Abrarul Haq's video 'Preeto' has further established her as a name to watch out for. All the top designers and even photographers are said to be literally tripping over each other to get a piece of the fresh action that the gal is providing. Our prediction is that Suneeta will soon be placed firmly at the super model platform and already the buzz has it that she has caused much unrest in the ranks especially among some of our Lahori Lolitas .. Read More
Modeling was not an accident for Cybil. Her mother who is German thought she could be a model and encouraged her to get a portfolio made and one thing lead to another. Vaneeza Ahmad and her brother Amir are her friends and they hooked her up with fashion photograhers Ather & Shahzad. The next thing she knew she was posing away in front of the camera for a shoot. At that point modeling didn't ‘rock her world’. Slowly but surely she got the hang of things and it became not only fun but also a lucrative profession.Read More