Ayesha Gilani (Artist)

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2017-11-28 23:33:57Ayesha Gilani
Ayesha Gilani or Ash is a pakistani born beauty queen who earned the title of Miss Pakistan World 2009 on 27th of june in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Gilani was born in Lahore, Pakistan and as of 2009 resides in Washington, D.C. She is an anchor, producer, model,reporter for Voice of America. She was popular for her prime time show "Kahani Pakistani" which is  a magazine show which presents Americana to countries outside of the United States. 
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Ayesha Gilani

  • Nick name:


  • In Urdu:

    عائشہ گیلانی

  • Famous As:

    Miss Pakistan World 2009

  • Nationality:


  • Residence:

    Washington DC, USA

  • Education:

    Majored in English literature

  • Religion:


  • Profession:

    Hosting, Modeling, anchoring, reporting, production

  • Height:

    5 ft 7 inches

  • Hair color:


  • Eye color:


  • Awards :

    Miss Globe Pakistan 2010 - Turkey/Cyprus Titleholder, Beauty of Pakistan 2010 - China Titleholder., Miss Tourism Queen Pakistan 2009 - Shanghai, China Fifth largest pageant in the world. Miss Elegant runner up. Talent semifinalist., Miss Earth Pakistan 2009 - Philippines Third largest pageant in the world. Talent top ten. "Desenyo Pandi" traditional runway show winner. Media favorite; voted top 10 all 3 weeks of pageant. Miss Congeniality runner up, Beauty of Asia 2010 - Beijing, China Title winner. First continental win in Pakistan's history, and Miss Pakistan World 2009 - Canada/Pakistan Winner/Queen Miss Congeniality 2009.

  • Born
  • Date:

    4 March 1982

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  • Place:

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Hobbies:

    Spending time with pets, Listening music, teaching Dance

  • Family
  • Ethnicity:


  • Spouse:

    Randall Taylor

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Hosting, Modeling, anchoring, reporting, production


Family and Education

Beauty with Braids
Beauty with Braids
Ayesha Gilani is 5 feet 7 inches and is 7th Miss Pakistan World. Taking a part in beauty pageants and winning it is something very uncommon in countries like Pakistan where conservative people are more than liberals. In such conditions, Ayesha Gilani is the woman who has made Pakistani women very proud. She is bold, confident, and intellectual women. The secret of her success is that this Pakistani fashion model believes in hard work. She believes that our women are very talented and can get whatever they want. Ayesha's parents migrated to the U.S., first settling in Miami in 1970. Her father worked and supported his new bride, received an education, and eventually would move to New Jersey where he'd go on to build the entire trading floor of Chase Manhattan Bank, and then to assume the role of Senior Vice President at Goldman Sachs' before retiring along with his wife. After her father retired, Ayesha, along with her parents and siblings, relocated to Washington, D.C.This female model has majored in English Literature from Washington, DC.  [1] Education

Professional Life

Ash in England
Ash in England
Ash is very influencing impressive and perfect by aperient beauty. She used to write beauty columns for Sapna, DivaNee, as well as “Steal the Limelight,” for her own business during her studies. She runs a business employing makeup artists and image consultants called Limelight Beauty Artistes as founder and head artist. She also models, offers creative wardrobe design for fashion shoots, and provides makeup services for select weddings. Ash also volunteers as a teacher for underprivileged kids, acting as a mentor and positive role model to children who don’t otherwise have one to look up to. A well-known passion of Ayesha’s involves a sensuous yet elegant type of belly dance built on the principles of ballet called Raqs ‘al Sharqi, or Egyptian cabaret. She teaches her passion to eager students. She is also an anchor and hostess which has also been working and representing Pakistan in United States of America. Her show "Kahani Pakistani" is among the most popular show on American famous channel "Voice of America", she is reporter, television anchor and produce of Voice of America Urdu Service (U.S. State Department). She has also been Miss Pakistan World and Mrs. District of Columbia USA Earth 2016.  Hoping to be a positive role model for women the world over, Ayesha also is a motivational speaker for young women from all walks of life, inspiring them to break free from the confines of expectations (whether societal or self-inflicted) and pursue their dreams, keeping in mind their own respective beliefs and values. Her goal is to conquer all one's fears and become the best version of oneself a woman dreams of being. Currently, Ayesha is also a judge for some of the world's most well-known pageants. There, she also trains aspiring pageant competitors to excel in pageants as well as in the workplace, and is the only Pakistani on the panels. Ayesha is also a professional pageant coach, and has coached three aspiring queens into pageant crowns.  [2] professional life

Ambassador of Peace and love

Ash with other winners
Ash with other winners
An ultimate lifelong goal of Ayesha’s is to promote Love and Peace. Particularly focused on India-Pakistan friendship, she has uncovered the power of friendship. Her friendships with Miss Israel and Miss India have often made headlines. She dreams of oneness across a culture that transcends boundaries. 

InternationalMedia coverage

In the media sphere, Ayesha has made her mark in many arenas, from walking the ramp as a showstopper at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, to writing beauty columns, to working with charities such as Becky's Fund and CDRS (Comprehensive Disaster Response Services). She has received extensive international exposure and has been featured in publications such as Vogue India, INK Magazine, Hello Magazine, Dawn News, and Khaleej Times. [3] media

Personal Life

Ash and Rendall
Ash and Rendall
Ayesha Gilani got married to Randall Taylor, who is a  filmmaker also. The couple got narried 2 years ago. They are living happily in Washington DC,USA. They both running thier own production house named "Hubby-wife productions". They have no children yet. 

Awards and Achievements

Miss Tourism Queen International 2009

Before winning Miss Pakistan World, Ayesha Gilani participated in Miss Tourism Queen International 2009, world’s fifth largest pageant. Ayesha Gilani won Miss Elegant runner up within the pageant.

Miss Earth 2009

On cover of megazine
On cover of megazine
Then on November 2009, Ayesha Gilani represented Pakistan in third largest pageant i.e. Miss Earth. With her growing popularity and perfect figure, many critics predicted that she will definitely be in top sixteen in pageant. Expectations were very high but unfortunately she could not make it. However she did make it in top fifteen in talent finals with her belly dance performance. During this pageant, she also got a life time chance of meeting her hero, Pakistan’s former president Parvez Musharraf.  [4] Awards

Beauty of the World 2010

With Ahsan Khan
With Ahsan Khan
Next year on May 2010, Gilani represented Pakistan in another beauty pageant held in China. This time, this top model was awarded with the title of Beauty of Asia 2010. After she was crowned for the first time, this was her third international beauty pageant. Ayesha Gilani also became the first girl who participated in three international pageants in one year; all under the Pakistan World Company. She completed her one year contract with Miss Pakistan World in August 2012 by winning the beauty of Asia 2010 in China. Thanks to Ayesha Gillian, this was the first ever continental title that Pakistan won. 

Work in Showbiz

Queen of Beauty
Queen of Beauty
After winning three beauty titles, Ayesha Gilani’s life got busy. She was considered the first preference of organizers for hosting their events. She also signed some movies and modeling assignments. She believes that all her work will be served as a role model for women all over the world. On September 2011, Ayesha Gilani was the show stopper for Pakistani designer Rani Emaan, who is launching her fashion designs in fashion industry. This event, Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, is the most prestigious fashion events of world.  [5] Showbiz

Ayesha Gilanis Awards

Daenerys costume
Daenerys costume
  • Miss Pakistan World 2009 – Canada/Pakistan (Winner/Queen)
  • Miss Congeniality 2009
  • Beauty of Asia 2010 – Beijing, China ( Title winner. First continental win in Pakistan’s history.)
  • Miss Earth Pakistan 2009-Philippines(Third largest pageant in the world)
  •  Talent top ten.
  •  “Desenyo Pandi” traditional runway show winner.
  •  Media favorite; voted top 10 all 3 weeks of pageant. 
  • Miss Congeniality runner up
  • Miss Tourism Queen Pakistan 2009-Shanghai, China Fifth largest pageant in the world.
  • Miss Elegant runner up
  • Talent semifinalist
  • Beauty of Pakistan 2010-China(Titleholder)
  • Miss Globe Pakistan 2010 – Turkey/Cyprus(Titleholder)

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