Mumbai: A prize-winning bikini competition contestant who claimed to represent Pakistan, sparking some outrage in the Muslim country, says she wanted to project the nation as a modern one. Officials in Pakistan said on Thursday they were investigating how Texas-based Mariyah Moten, 22, entered a "Miss Bikini" pageant in China last month as a Pakistani contestant. Pakistan-born Moten, who holds an American passport, won a "Best in Media" title for being the most photographed and interviewed contestant, reports said. Moten, who said she might consider a career in the Pakistani film industry, was undeterred by the criticism.
Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users. In the pageant was held from September 30 to October 6. It was planned to make a Guinness World Record with a metre ft T-shaped runway. In the pageant was held from August 22 to 26, at the Silver Beach of Beihai. Pakistan being a Muslim nation does not let women take part in bikini pageants. The fact that Moten wore a bikini and held the Pakistani flag caused an uproar in her native country. Listen to this article Thanks for reporting this video!
She is an American national of Pakistani origin, so how did she get entry as a Pakistani? Ms Moten, a student of hotel management at the University of Houston, was born and brought up in Karachi, news reports said. She moved to the US with her family eight years ago. Mr Chaudhry said Pakistan might take the issue up with China, depending on the result of the investigation.
Mariyah was born in Karachi , Pakistan. She moved to the US with her family at the age of 5 and currently resides in the United States. Later that year she competed in the Miss Bikini of the Universe pageant  which was held in Beihai , China.