Another Talented and Unique in her Style Mariyah Moten of Karachi, Pakistan placed in the Top 5 at the Miss Pakistan World pageant in 2006.
fter placing in the Top 5 in the Miss Pakistan pageant she was sent off to represent Pakistan at the Miss Tourism Queen International pageant in 2006, where she won the Miss Charity Title among 87 other contestants. Later that year she competed in the Miss Bikini of the Universe pageant which was held in Behai, China. This created an outrage among the Muslim community in Pakistan and all around the world. This was the first time a Pakistani girl has participated in a Bikini pageant representing the Islamic Nation. Due to this controversy, Mariyah Moten won the Best In Media/Miss Press title for being the most photographed and interviewed contestant in the entire pageant.
A year later in 2007 Mariyah Moten participted in another pageant, Miss Asia International 2007 where she won 2nd Runner up, a huge victory for Pakistan since this was the first time Pakistan placed in the Top 3 at an international beauty contest.
Mariyah Moten continues to model in the US and has attended the well-known New York Film Academy Acting School to pursue her career as an actress. Mariyah Moten graduated from University of Houston in 2008 with honors from the renowned hotel and restaurant management program at the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.