Mariyah Moten proudly represents Pakistan with other Miss Intercontinental contestants

Mariyah Moten holding the Pakistani Flag with other Miss Intercontinental contestants.

Mariyah Moten represents Pakistan at the Miss Intercontinental 2009 pageant

Mariyah Moten at the Miss Intercontinental 2009 pageant in Minsk, Belarus.
The Judges panel included celebrites like Alexander Rybak and Dima Bilan. The President of Belarus Mr. Alexander Lukaschenko attended the 2 1/2 hour show with Alexander Rybak, Arash, and Morandi

Miss Pakistan with The President of Belarus - Alexander Lukashenko

Mariyah Moten meets Pervez Musharraf

Mariyah Moten, Miss Pakistan attented the luncheon where former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf was invited by World Affairs Council at the Omni Hotel in Houston Texas. At the event Councilman M.J. Khan presented Mr. Musharraf with an honorary citizenship certificate and a gift on behalf of the City of Houston.

Mariyah Moten presents awards in Las Vegas

Las Vegas TV host Pete Allman

Mariyah Moten, former Miss Pakistan invited as a VIP guest at the 5th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award Ceremony to present the awards. On January 5, 2009 Award winning celebrity Chef Martin Yan hosted the Annual Award Show alongside Theresa Lin, Chinese radio & television show anchor and celebrity, Derek Uehara. This glorious event was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Other distinguished guest includes Mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar B. Goodman.

This two day gala was filled with activities which included photo shoots, conference, award show, dinners, educational seminars, stage performances, interviews, and other social events. She feels, “this was an exhilarating experience, the Asian community is very cordial and she was honored to be a part of this prestigious event for the second year.” She continues to be an icon for the mainstream South Asian Community.

India After Terror Attack

Mega Models Magazine - India
Feb 09 Issue

A Model's Prespective
Mariyah Moten expresses her reaction on the terror attack in India, during an interview with Mega Model Magazine.

"I believe the people of India are hospitable, generous, friendly, and gracious. I would just like to send my condolences and prayers out to the families and people that have been affected by this tragic even."

Intoduction of Mariyah A. Moten

Mariyah Moten was born in Karachi, Pakistan on January 18. She moved to the United States at the age of 5. Mariyah Moten started modeling for local boutiques and charity fashions shows at the age of 16. Few years later she signed on with First Models Modeling Agency.
In 2004 she participated in a local contest Desi Star Search, and won 1stplace, two years later in 2006 she participated in a national beauty contest Miss Pakistan and placed in the top five. Later that year she was given an opportunity to participate in the Miss Tourism Queen International Pageant where she won the Miss Charity title. Mariyah also became the first Pakistani to participate in the Miss Bikini Universe pageant in August 2006 and won the Miss Press/Best in Media title, as being the most photographed and written about delegate at the contest. Soon after achieving this controversial title she was approached by a Brazilian media company to interview for a Bikini Documentary, which was debuted at the Holland Film Festival. In 2006, Mariyah made an appearance at the Bollywood Music Awards 2006 in Atlantic City, where she presented the best dance video award to The Sona Family. She also appeared on the front cover of Sexy South Asian Girls 2007 calendar. Mariyah Moten participated in the Miss Asia International pageant where she placed, 2nd runner up. This was a huge victory for Pakistan to win a title, placing top 3 in an international beauty pageant. She also signed with Kohinoor Diamonds to be the spokesperson and model for 2007. She also has modeled for various South Asian clothing lines. In many ways, she has become the face of mainstream South Asian women by professionally representing herself in the world of fashion and modeling.

Mariyah Moten has always been passionate about the entertainment industry; she attended JLS make up school in Los Angeles and then completed her training in acting at the New York Film Academy and TVI actors’ studio. In addition to this training, she has also received education from the University of Houston's renowned hotel and restaurant management program at the Conrad N. Hilton College.