This is Anzhelika Tahir, the half-Pakistani half-Ukrainian beauty representing Pakistan at Miss World 2016 beauty pageant.
Anzhelika hails from Sheikhupura in Pakistan but grew up in Kiev, Ukraine.
Representing Pakistan at Miss University 2016 held in China, she garnered 2nd Runner-Up.
No wonder she bagged Miss Virtue and Miss Sincerity special awards in China.
“During my elementary school days, I didn’t have friends. Because of my skin colour, no one wanted to sit with me”, she shared while opening up about her childhood in Russia.
While she graduated with a degree in Arts, Anzhelika pursued a career in modelling, eventually contesting for Miss Pakistan World 2015 held in Toronto, Canada.
Entering the contest might be by chance but Ms. Tahir is determined to show off her Pakistani heritage at all the major beauty pageants across the globe.
“This is an amazing way to change people’s perception and their mind about Pakistan and show Pakistan in the real form,” she added.
There are also offers from Lollywood for the bombshell, who quotes Shaan and Reema as her favorite stars from the local industry.
She also thoroughly enjoyed Shaan’s film Waar and is appreciative of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ghazzals.
A beauty with substance, indeed.
And she LOVES Biryani
Whether she likes it with or without aalu is still a mystery, though.
Don’t know about the rest of you but we’re definitely rooting for Anzhelika. You go girl!