Anzhelika Tahir, the new face of Pakistan in the world of beauty, fashion and modelling industry that has taken the internet by storm.
While she has promoted Pakistan on a number of platforms earlier as well, we knew very little about her until her images from her last beauty pageant came online.
1. Representing in Miss Earth, Not Miss Universe
The internet lost their mind when Anzhelika’s swimsuit picture from Miss Super-Talent Korea went viral.
One, over the fact how Pakistanis started commenting on her attire and two, that she would be representing Pakistan at Miss Universe.
Anzhelika, very calmly addressed the situation on her official Facebook page:
2. Successful is a Small Word for Her
Through her beauty and charms, Anzhelika has been crowned at a number of beauty pageants that include: Miss Popularity, Miss Perfect, Miss Sincerity, World Miss University Runner up 2, Miss Virtue, World Supermodel Pakistan, Miss Supertalent Runner Up 2, Most Commercial Model 2016 and Miss Pakistan World 2015.
It is true though, we found out about her pretty late!
3. She Comes from a Mixed Race Background
Anzhelika was born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan and spent most of her life in Kiev, Ukraine. She is half Pakistani and half Ukrainian.
While a lot may wonder how a woman of mixed background is eligible to represent Pakistan on the forum, Miss Pakistan World (held for the 13th time this year) has rules that allow Pakistani women from all around the world to participate, even if they have dual nationalities.
4. Anzhelika is Against Honor Killing and isn’t scared to talk about it
More of a reason to like her!
5. She Overcame Problems of Diversity
While she was studying in Russia where everyone has white-skin, Anzhelika felt left-out as no one wanted to be her friend due to her skin color.
6. She Dreams to Change the Image of Pakistan
In an interview, Anzhelika stated that she wants to represent Pakistan on international grounds and show the world the positive image and beauty of this nation.
7. She’s up for a challenge!
In an interview Anzhelika shared, “The Pakistanis pageant industry is not popular, which may let people think it is easy to become the new Miss Pakistan, however, that is not true.”
8. She Flaunts Our Traditional Attires
True to her roots, she’s found a place in showcasing her culture through her modelling.
While a lot of people on the internet may not like how she is representing Pakistan, while the conservatives may put fatwas and liberals may defend her, we are definitely rooting for Anzhelika Tahir and wish to see more of this bombshell!