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Ayyan (model)

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This article is about the Pakistani model. For the Somali politician, see Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Ayyan - Fashion Week Pakistan 2012.jpg
Ayyan modeling during Fashion Week in Pakistan 2012
Born Ayyan
Dubai, UAE
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation model
Years active 2009–present
Modeling information
Hair color Black

Ayyan (Urdu: ایان‎), born Ayyan Ali, is a Pakistani model and singer. She started modeling in 2010 and won the title of Best Female Emerging Model.[1] She was nominated four times for the Lux Style Awards.[2] In 2013, she clarified that she only wanted to be publicly referred to as "Ayyan" and not "Ayyan Ali".[3]


Ayyan started her career as a model at the age of sixteen.[1][3] She started modeling in 2010 and won the title of Best Female Emerging Model.[1] She was nominated four times for the Lux Style Awards.[2] She has worked with fashion designers including Hassan Sheheryar Yasin, Karma, Chinyere (Bareeze) and Gul Ahmed.

In 2010, Ayyan was awarded the title of Calvin Klein ‘Beauty of the Year 2010’.[4] 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 for Best Female Model.

She won Best Female Model for 2012 at the Pakistan Media Awards.[5] Her music video and single called You and I was released on the occasion of Eid in July 2014 and was panned by the critics.[6]

Charges and Arrest[edit]

On 14 March 2015, the Pakistan Airport Security Forces arrested Ayyan and charged her with money laundering. She was boarding a flight to UAE from Benazir International Airport in Islamabad. Ayyan was off to Dubai through a private airline when Airport Security Force (ASF) checked her luggage on the counter and discovered US $506,800.[7] 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.[8] The $500,000 in her suitcase exceeded the legal limit of cash that can be carried out of Pakistan, which is $10,000.[9] During interrogation she allegedly named several Pakistani politicians and models involved in money laundering.[10] On 16 July 2015, Ayyan was released from jail on bail.[11][12]



  • Earthquake
  • Making Dollars feat. Timo
  • You and I feat. F.Charm

Awards and nominations[edit]

Following are the awards and nominations for Ayyan.[14]

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. ^ a b c "Ayyan won "Best female model award" at PMA 2012". AAJ TV. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Ayaan: Pakistan's next top model". The Express Tribune. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Fashion Model Ayyan Calls For Correction of Her Name". 9 July 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ayyan titled as Calvin Klein 'Beauty of the Year'". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ayyan Wins Best Female Model Award at PMA 2012". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Ayesha K Khan. "Model Ayyan tries (and fails) with 'You and I'". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Detained model spills 'money-laundering' beans". The Nation. Pakistan. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Supermodel Ayyan sent on 14-day judicial remand in money laundering case - Pakistan - Dunya News". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ayyan Ali: Supermodel in a Pakistani jail". BBC News. 5 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Politicians, models involved in money trade, says Ayyan". April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ayyan Ali, Pakistan's top model, freed from prison on bail". The National. Abu Dhabi. Associated Press. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ayyan Ali's trial: The 'model' coverage". Herald (Pakistan). 13 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "4 things Ayyan can do now that she's off the ECL". Dawn News. March 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Ayyan – Awards". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 

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