Tell us a bit about your background and upbringing?
My name is Beenish George, and I am an entrepreneur, a certified international makeup artist, and I am also working towards establishing my career in acting. I was raised by a single parent (my mother), who worked tirelessly to provide the best education and every possible means for me. I was sent to a boarding school in Murree, St. Deny’s School, where I completed my O Levels. I then continued my studies at LGS in Lahore. I hold various diplomas and certifications in cosmetology, both nationally and internationally.
In 2015, I moved to Dubai for two years, during which time I worked and completed my certification in cosmetology. Nothing has stopped me since then. I taught myself to become stronger and pursued a career in what I enjoyed the most. I worked in various salons in Lahore to gain work experience until I eventually started my own salon.
2: Why did you participate in MS Pakistan Universe 2023 in Lahore?
The reason for my participation in Miss Pakistan Universe 2023 was not solely to demonstrate that an individual from any background or walk of life can attain triumph and success through their unwavering determination and dedication. It was also a way to express my gratitude to my mother for all the years of hard work and trust she invested in raising me. I aspired to undertake something distinctive, and I discovered that opportunity within the pageant industry of Pakistan.
3: How does it feel to be appointed as Ms. Pakistan Universe?
I take pride in achieving this title, as it marks a significant step in my journey of continually challenging myself in life. Overwhelmed with emotion, I witness myself drawing closer to my goals, and I express my heartfelt gratitude to God Almighty for all the blessings bestowed upon me. I aspire to maintain this momentum and to serve as an inspiration to others.
4: What are your career pathways besides being an entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship forms the foundation and stepping stone of my career. Attaining financial independence has provided me the advantage to explore various career paths. Experimenting with Lahore’s movie industry, participating in pageants, and becoming a motivational speaker are some of the endeavors that constitute my journey.
5: Are you excited to represent Pakistan in international pageants?
I am undeniably excited to have secured the title of Miss Pakistan Universe. However, I am acutely aware that this victory comes with a challenge and a responsibility to uphold Pakistan’s reputation on the global stage. Representing Pakistan within the country differs significantly from representing it on an international platform, where I compete against talents from diverse backgrounds.
6: What advice would you give to many Pakistani young girls?
My message to all young girls is to practice patience, dedicate yourself to hard work, and above all, remain true to yourself. Challenges can arise along every path in life, yet through persistent effort, you can attain your goals, enhancing your confidence. Remember, setbacks are integral to life; keep your focus forward and pave your way to success.
7: As Ms. Pakistan Universe 2023 what charities would you like to support in Pakistan?
There are numerous charities operating in Pakistan, each dedicated to assisting different segments of society. However, only a handful focus on animal welfare. As an animal lover, witnessing the daily abuse and torture suffered by our stray animals deeply troubles me. In my role as Miss Pakistan Universe 2023, I am committed to not only endorsing these charities but also advocating for their cause at the highest level in Pakistan.