I came across this website recently. Have a look at it yourself. Apparently, it is the first Pakistani beauty pageant and has been founded by the group that also started Miss Canada Pakistan. During my time in the UK I have discovered that the British Pakistanis are mostly much more conservative than the Pakistanis back home. A major reason for that may be that a lot of them came from Pakistan as workers and have held on to their traditional values, religious and cultural. I don’t think that is the case with North Americans Pakistanis and a lot of them are professionals who came from Pakistan for education or work. The point I am trying to make is that even though it is an accomplishment for such a thing to start, I feel its easier for those Pakistanis in Canada and the US then for those in the UK, or for that matter Pakistan, where religion and culture still play a huge role and women in bikinis are not acceptable publicly. Things might be changing though with all the new channels coming up in Pakistan, but in my opinion it had to be Canada or the USA where such a thing would start.
Also, I really do not understand the point of these pageants. Women show off their bodies to sell these shows. Don’t give me this crap about ‘appreciation of beauty’. Plus, I really don’t see how this helps people. Yes, I am sure it raises money for charity, but how much of that is spent on making these pageants as lavish as possible is debatable. It also makes 99% of the women all over the world quite insecure about themselves as is becoming visible now and ‘stick thin’ models are being banned. There was a time when I used to watch these shows, but if you want to nitt-pick you can find flaws in all the women that participate. On the other hand you can find the girl next door flawless. Beauty certainly does lie in the eye of the beholder. All anyone needs is a compliment, not a crown and thousands of dollars in order to feel beautiful.
Since all Miss Pakistan World’s have Pakistan in their title I guess technically they’re representing Pakistan and so good luck to them!