Uroosa Malik

My name is Uroosa Malik and I am honored to be selected as one of the finalists for Miss Pakistan USA. I am pleased to represent my parents’ beautiful hometown, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and my home away from home, Washington D.C.

I was born and raised in the city that never sleeps, New York City. I completed my 5 year Masters in Public Administration program in Inspection and Oversight and after graduating, moved to Washington D.C. to begin an exciting career at the Department of Homeland Security.

Since the start of my college years and my current profession within public service, advocating and adhering to a mission greater than I has been inspiring and rewarding. I have mentored young female professionals as college freshmen and new hires within my field. It has been a goal of mine to encourage women to understand their talents and utilize those skills to create a rippling change for generations to come.

It is essential for me to set an example for not only my younger sister but the many Pakistani and young rising women who need a guiding force, encouragement and a role model who resonates with who they are and their roots. Therefore, I’m a firm believer in stepping out of your comfort zone and following the fire within to become the change you’d want to see in society.

Through Miss Pakistan USA’s platform, I’d like to become an example of standing up for what you believe in, living in your truth and standing out of the crowd to walk on a path not many have ventured, yet creating a memorable and everlasting change for the better.

Faheen Zehra

My name is Faheen Zehra currently living in Austin, Texas and I’m honored represent my hometown Karachi, Pakistan and to be selected as a finalist for Miss Pakistan USA.

I’m a certified Fashion model at WCMT(World Class Modeling Talent) , I love doing photography, making content in my free time and traveling, I recently started participating in few pageants so I can make my country proud and be a role model for worldwide girls and women’s. My dream is to be successful, famous and rich model ofcourse(rich by heart and confident)

Pageants are not just about winning it’s about learning and growing and then learning and that I’m capable of doing more than I can even imagine. As I learn and grow and achieve my goals, I will built self-confidence, self-esteem. Self-discipline, Motivation, and Determination – To work and improve physically, mentally and building new meaningful friendships.

You know a young woman “gets it” when she realizes she is not competing with the other but She is competing with herself, and that helps improving oneself.

I have always loved the quote “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” mainly because it reinforces the message that, regardless of how inconvenient it may seem, change has the potential to result in something truly wonderful and that’s how I started my journey.

Mahi Khan

My name is Mahi Khan and I’m honored to be selected as a finalist for Miss Pakistan USA where I will be representing my country my hometown, Punjab Pakistan. I have lived in Virginia ever since my parents migrated to U.S.

I am currently contracted with google working as a team lead and I recently became ambassador trainer where I go to different sites and train new hires and my team. I love fashion, make up, dressing up every day with new outfits is one of my favorite thing to start my day with.

There are many reasons I want to participate in pageant it will bring me more opportunities to work with amazing peoples and will help gain more confidence it will also help me with my dreams I am so excited to be a part of it

Minaal Khan

My name is Minaal Khan and I am honored to be selected as a finalist for Miss Pakistan USA. I am 22 years old and I will be proudly representing the cities of Aldie, VA and Lahore, Pakistan.

I graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2022 with a Bachelor’s in Biology and Statistics and minored in Middle Eastern Studies. I am currently a first year medical student and absolutely loving it! One of my primary goals as a physician will be to serve in organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and visit countries such as Pakistan to offer my medical services free of cost to those in need.

As Miss Pakistan USA, I would like to accomplish several goals: improved healthcare in rural Pakistani villages, enhanced opinions held by individuals in the United States about Pakistan, and fostering a deeper connection between the children of Pakistani immigrants and their roots in Pakistan. From a young age, my parents have ingrained in me to never forget my culture and roots as a Pakistani by only talking to me in Urdu and visiting Pakistan at least once a year. However, I see other young Pakistani-Americans who cannot speak Urdu or have not visited Pakistan in the past ten years. Some believe that Pakistan is akin to a warzone where they will be attacked the second they step foot there.

As Miss Pakistan USA, my first priority would be to dismantle these misconceptions held by the children of Pakistani immigrants. I can do this by teaching them about essential aspects of Pakistan, such as the food, traditional Pakistani music, and history that is fascinating, but so often overlooked. Once I have made headway in accomplishing this, I can begin working on my other goals listed above since we can all work collectively on fulfilling them as a duty to the beautiful country of Pakistan.

Emel Khan

 I’m Emel Khan, I’m 27, and I am honored to be considered for Miss Pakistan USA where I will be representing my birthplace of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and my hometown of Dallas, Texas.

I work in the fintech industry and my educational background is in digital marketing. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science from Arizona State University, and I’m passionate about helping women pursue their dreams, whether it’s a career change or traveling.

It is my belief that as a Pakistan American, it is important to hold your families origin culture close to your heart, while also seeing the value of creating new traditions and enhancing the existing traditions within our lives.

Additionally, I’m a huge advocate for women pursuing solo travel. The travel bug bit me when I was 19 years old and went on my first trip abroad to Ireland. Ever since then, I’ve visited 20 states within the US and 9 countries across the globe. I’ve fallen in love with learning to get comfortable in the uncomfortable, and meeting people from various background, cultures and ethnicities. Through travel, I’ve learned to appreciate the beauty in what is different from what I’m familiar with. It’s only made me braver and more open-minded. I wish to encourage Pakistani women to also see the world, and develop the courage and curiosity for global travel.

Through Miss Pakistan USA, I wish to send out a message to all Pakistani American women that they can go down the unexplored path, the lesser taken path, and emerge courageous and fearless.

As Miss Pakistan U.S.A brings together confident women who represent the best of both Pakistani and American cultures, I believe I’d be a great representative for our country. With that purpose in mind, it is an absolute honor to be a part of this pageant.

Alina Rizvi

My name is Alina Rizvi, and I am from Austin, Texas. I am a Prevention Specialist and will be pursuing a Master’s in Public Health at UT Health starting January of 2023. I am ambitious, warm-hearted, and compatible. Throughout my college career, I volunteered for various health-related organizations that inspired me to give back to the community. I see the need for resources in underserved and underrepresented communities. Minorities are often overlooked and do not receive the quality of care they deserve.

I am honored to be selected as a finalist for Miss Pakistan USA. I will be representing the beautiful city of Karachi, Pakistan. If crowned, I hope to use my platform to raise awareness to substance misuse in the Pakistani community and work to de-stigmatize mental health and everything that goes along with it.

Growing up in the Western Culture, I believe it is important for young Pakistani adults to have strong Pakistani role models to look up to. I hope to empower upcoming generations to become leaders in their community, and to stand up for what they believe in and are passionate about. We are all unique in our own way, so be proud to be yourself! Remember, no one will ever be you and that is enough reason to show the world how amazing you are.


Isha Malik

My name is Isha Malik. I am nineteen years old and I am going to be representing my hometown, Fairfax Virginia, as well as Peshawar, Pakistan. As of right now I am currently attending in University studying Health and Physical Education on a pre-kinesiology track. Along with being in school, I also work part time as a preschool teacher since I have always loved children and hope to influence them in the best way possible. One of my favorite hobbies would 100% be weightlifting and going to the gym.

Despite being born and raised in America, my mother has always kept me close to my roots. My mother is a single mom and has been my biggest inspiration throughout my entire life. She has always motivated me to do what I love and always chase my dreams, and I am extremely blessed to have her by my side no matter what. She has taught me many valuable lessons and made me the person I am today. Unfortunately, in the Pakistani community being an independent and strong woman is sometimes looked down upon. As a finalist in this pageant my goal would be to inspire Pakistani women of all ages to become independent, even in the smallest way, and also to focus on their health, whether that be by eating healthier, going to the gym, or by taking any small steps to improve their lifestyle. After getting myself to go to the gym consistently and eating healthier for the past six months I have noticed a huge change in not only my physical health but my mental health as well. With the title of Miss. Pakistan I would love to inspire others and them bring positive changes to their lives, especially with fitness and nutrition.

Anya Sailey

Anya is a yogi, Brāhmana, artist, energy therapist, and metaphysicist. She was born with her extrasensory abilities, and has extensively reinforced her gifts with a lifetime of study. She has a scientific background in Medical Biology and Master’s of Public Health (MPH). She is a certified practitioner in many therapeutic modalities, and has a thorough understanding of quantum principles, metaphysics, bioenergetics, neuroscience, epigenetics, Tarot, Astrology, herbalism, and all things esoteric-scientific.

She walks the shamanic path, with one foot in each world – the physical, and the spiritual. She is a spiritual mentor for women and children, and offers affordable services for those seeking guidance and support on their spiritual awakening journey via MyStarlight.org, a division of Art of Goddess.