24-year-old Shanzay Hayat was crowned Miss Pakistan World 2013 at the Red Rose Convention Centre in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. Shanzay will be representing Pakistan in the upcoming Miss Earth 2013 pageant.
Post win, the New York-based model said she wanted to use the title to “shed a positive light and show the world there’s more to Pakistan than what is portrayed”.
Mississauga’s Asiya Flower was declared the first runner-up while Oshawa’s Gizella Mandi was adjudged the second runner-up.
During the final Q/A round, judges asked Shanzay that if she were to win the crown and then get a call from Nawaz Sharif to become Pakistan’s Prime Minister for 24 hours, what one law would she pass? The beauty queen said that education of women is most important and she would “pass a law to educate every woman…Once women have education, they will change society,” answered Shanzay amid rounds of applause.
In the talent round too, Shanzay won appreciation for her belly dance performance. Shanzay Hayat was also awarded the Miss Popularity, Miss Talent and Miss Perfect Ten subtitles at the pageant.
This was the 11th year of Miss Pakistan World.