Miss Universe Pakistan 2023: Here's the finalists of country's first ever beauty pageant

03:00 PM | 12 Sep, 2023
Miss Universe Pakistan 2023: Here's the finalists of country's first ever beauty pageant

For the first time in history, Pakistan is being represented at a long-running beauty pageant, and the names of the candidates vying for only one spot have been revealed.

Miss Universe Pakistan is a national beauty pageant that selects a representative to compete in the Miss Universe competition. It aims to identify and promote talented young women in Pakistan and provide them with opportunities to represent their country on the international stage.

2023 is the first year when Pakistani models are being represented at the long-running beauty pageant. At least 200 contestants applied from around the globe, organisers said. These applicants took part in a photoshoot in the Maldives, wearing outfits by Filipino designer Furne One whose Amato label is based in Dubai.

Josh Yugen, the national director of Miss Universe Pakistan excitedly shared that, "For the first time in the history of the biggest competition of its kind, one empowering woman will carry the name of Pakistan across her heart."

"But moreover, she is carrying the riveting stories of more than 210 million Pakistanis from all over the world," Yugen added.

The winner will be announced on Thursday, who will then represent South Asian nation at the global Miss Universe pageant, which is slated to be held in El Salvador this year.

Miss Universe Bahrain, and Yugen Group joined hands and are accepting vote via voting platform Choicely.

Top 5 finalists for Miss Universe Pakistan 2023

Erica Robin

One of the top picks for the rare beauty contests is Erica Robin, a 24-year-old model who defies stereotypes. A Christian by faith, Ms Robin claimed to come up with her best version to etch history.

Optimistic woman who hoped to see positive change in her country with diversity in focus, and also wants to be an advocate for education and women's empowerment.

Hira Inam

The second on the esteemed list is Hira Inam who got plans to garner funds and awareness through education for the marginalised in the country.

Jessica Wilson

A brain with beauty. Jessica is a cyber security engineer who claimed to be a problem solver. A confident orator and stunning artist, the model sees Miss Universe Pakistan as platform to speak eloquently, and be a leader in industry.

Malyka Alvi

Pakistani-American, entrepreneur, and fashion designer is the youngest finalist in the list who wants to see Pakistani women on global platforms.

Sabrina Wasim

The multi-talented Sabrina Wasim is a property consultant, an event host. For the 26-year-old, Miss Universe Pakistan is all about changing narrative about Pakistani women and to alter the stereotype.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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