Miss Pakistan World 2009
Toronto, Canada - Miss Pakistan World 2009 took place in Mississauga on the 27th of June 2009. With contestants coming from Scotland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Canada, the 10 day pageant went well with the hustle and bustle of restaurants, photo sessions, video sessions, rehearsals and essay writing competitions.
The winners of the pageants were Ayesha Gilani from Washington DC, representing Lahore, Pakistan. The Runner up 1 is Yusra Mumtaz from Sugarland Texas, representing Karachi, Pakistan and Uzma Ali as Runner up 2 from Scotland representing Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Ayesha Gilani Miss Pakistan World 2009
The contestants went through a series of essay writing on Pakistani issues during the pageant, as well as singing the National Anthem of Pakistan, which were the prerequisites before entering the pageant. The contestants also learnt about the Founder of Pakistan- Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Monuments of Pakistan, the 4 Provinces of Pakistan, and the Kalash People of Pakistan.
An intense seminar of 8 hours was headed by image consultant and educational speaker Nyla Hasan which included self improvement, self confidence, dealing with the issues of the community and self improvement. The contestants had an amazing experience in Mississauga's restaurants: Avani, Mandarin, The Host, Asian Garden, and many more.
Pageant Coordinator, Rania Iqbal and Pageant Choreographer Rodney Diverlus made sure the girls were well organized and the contestants were prepared for three dance number for the audience. The pageant started with the Black Evening Gown Opening Number on Pakistani singer Haroon's Aashiqa and went on to the Pakistani Traditional Wear Round and finally the funky dance number on Ali Zafar's Dekha Jo for the final evening gown dance! The stage lit up with the dance group called Adje, who performed on Pakistani songs by Faakhir, Jiya Na Jaye and Haroon's Nahin Hai yeh Pyar. The final touch was by the Pakistani duo Asad Khan and Shoaib Khan, whose rising group Qissmet from Chicago made its first appearance in Toronto, Canada. Within a matter of minutes the crowd was singing Dil Dil Pakistan with Qissmet and enjoying the amazingly Pakistani atmosphere.
Former Miss Pakistan World 2004, Batool Cheema and Miss Pakistan World 2008 Natasha Paracha as well as the newly crowned Mrs. Pakistan World 2009 Sana Mushtaq were there to crown the runner ups and winner. The pageant ended well, with Ayesha Gilani winning the 7th title for Miss Pakistan World and who will now go on to represent Pakistan in international pageants.
Sonia Ahmed, the President of Miss Pakistan World and Mrs. Pakistan World carried on the pageant for 7 years and has sent the winners and runner ups to compete internationally in 21 beauty pageants around the world. An industry that never existed for Pakistan became alive in 2002 when the first Miss Pakistan pageant was announced. Pakistan's entertainment industry has now seen 7 years of pageantry and Ahmed is hopeful that this industry picks up the support structure from around the world to make Pakistan the number one country in beauty pageants.