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Ayyan (model)

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This article is about Pakistani model. For Somali politician, see Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Ayyan Ali
Ayyan Ali.jpg
Ayyan modeling during Fashion Week in Pakistan 2012
Born Ayyan Ali
(1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 21) [1]
Dubai, UAE
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Model
Years active 2009-Present
Height 5’9 [2]

Ayyan Ali (Urdu: ایان‎, born July 30, 1993 in Dubai, UAE), professionally known by the mononym Ayyan, is a Pakistani model.


Ali started her career as a model at age of sixteen.[3][4] She started modeling in 2010 and also won the title of 'Best Female Emerging Model'.[3] She is also been nominated four times for the Lux Style Awards.[5] She has worked with fashion designers including Hassan Sheheryar Yasin, Karma, Chinyere (Bareeze) and Gul Ahmed. She has also been the Brand Ambassador of Sunsilk, Ufone, Samsung, Honda and McDonalds.

In 2010, Ali was awarded the title of Calvin Klein ‘Beauty of the Year 2010’.[6] Later she became their brand ambassador. That same year she was nominated for best female emerging model for the Lux Style Awards and in 2011 she was one of the nominations for Best Female Model by Lux again.

In 2013, Ali became the Brand Ambassador for the Wall’s ice cream Magnum in Pakistan. The party of Magnum ice cream hold at the spacious Convention Center at the DHA Golf Club in Karachi.[7] She won the best female model award for 2012 at Pakistan media Awards.[8] Her music video and single called You and I was released on the occasion of Eid in July 2014 was panned by the critics.[9]

Miss Universe 2014 announcement[edit]

In 2014, it was announced that Ali would participate in the Miss Universe pageant to represent Pakistan. Had she participated, it would have been the first time a citizen of the Islamic Republic competed.[10] Ali was not a competitor that year.[11]

Charges and Arrest[edit]

On 14 March 2015, the Pakistan Airport Security Force arrested Ali and charged her with money laundering. She was boarding a flight to UAE from Benazir International Airport in Islamabad. Ali was off to Dubai through a private airline when Airport Security Force (ASF) checked her luggage on the counter and discovered US $506,800.[12] She was presented before a customs judge who sent her on a fourteen-day judicial remand. She was then taken to a medical facility for examination.[13] The $500,000 in her suitcase exceeded the legal limit of cash that can be carried out of Pakistan, which is $10,000.[14] During interrogation she allegedly named several Pakistani politicians and models involved in money laundering.[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Following are the awards and nominations for Ayyan.[16]

Year Award Category Result
2009 U.S. Consulate General ‘Women’s Day,. Best Model Won
2010 Lux Style Awards Best Emerging Female Model Nominated
2011 Lux Style Awards Best Female Model Nominated
Miss Calvin Klein Beauty Miss Calvin Klein Won
2012 Lux Style Awards Best Female Model Nominated
Pakistan Media Awards Best Female Model Won
2013 Lux Style Awards Best Female Model Nominated
Hum Awards Best Female Model Won
Beauty Awards Miss Photogenic Nominated
Beauty Awards Best Skin Nominated
Beauty Awards Beauty Of The Year Nominated
Veet Awards Veet Awards Won
Express Tribune Awards Best Female Model Won
2014 Pakistan Media Awards Beauty icon of the year Won
Pakistan Media Awards Best Female Model Won
Beauty icon of the year Woman’s Day Won


  1. ^ "The Gorgeous Ayyan Turns 20 Today". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
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  3. ^ a b "Ayyan won "Best female model award" at PMA 2012". AAJ TV. January 9, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fashion Model Ayyan Calls For Correction of Her Name". The Express Tribune. September 4, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ayaan: Pakistan's next top model". The Express Tribune. September 4, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ayyan titled as Calvin Klein ‘Beauty of the Year’". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Glamorous Ayyan Endorses Magnum As Brand Ambassador". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ayyan Wins Best Female Model Award at PMA 2012". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Ayesha K Khan. "Model Ayyan tries (and fails) with 'You and I'". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ayyan will Represent Pakistan in Miss Universe 2014". Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ Miss Universe Organization. "Miss Universe Pageant - 2013 Contestants". Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Detained model spills ‘money-laundering’ beans". The Nation. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Supermodel Ayyan sent on 14-day judicial remand in money laundering case - Pakistan - Dunya News". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Ayyan Ali: Supermodel in a Pakistani jail". BBC News. 5 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Politicians, models involved in money trade, says Ayyan 2015/April
  16. ^ "Ayyan – Awards". Retrieved 30 March 2015.