Shoor for jewellery
on cover of a megazine
click from a bridal shoot
miss pak 2006
Sehr Mahmood was born on 10th August,1981 in Karachi, Pakistan
. Her star sign is Leo. Sehr Mahmood represented Pakistan in the Miss Earth 2006 competition in Philippines and then represented Pakistan inthe Queen of the World pageant in Germany which won her the Queen of elegance title. She has high cheekbones and perfectly arched eyebrows that any girl would die for, but Sehr Mahmood is certainly not just a pretty face. An MBA student with a passion for humanitarian causes and extreme sports, it is clear that 26 year old Mahmood has much, much more to offer. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Mahmood spent 18 years of her life respecting and learning about the culture and traditions of her country. She believes that her heritage will always live in her and inform her moral decisions. After completing her A and O levels, she left for North America to pursue further educational opportunities. She completed first two years of her bachelors at Tufts University in Boston, and then transferred to York University in Toronto, Canada to complete her Specialized Honors degree in Economics.  profile
Role of Sehrs Family in achieving the title
Sehr's family plays an important role in making her the winner of the contest. In reply to the question about her family support, she told that, ""I am thankful because I have been blessed with very supportive family and friends in my life that have not only allowed me to feel right about what I do, but in face, they have been my personal motivators from the beginning until the end. They have shown me nothing but encouragement, and without them, I may not have had the courage to enter such a comepetition."
Purpose for participating in MPW contest
Sehr was inspired to enter The Miss Pakistan World Pageant because she believed it would provide a voice for Pakistani women, “The Miss Pakistan World company was organizing an event where such a forum was actually present which would give a Pakistani girl the opportunity to emerge as a representative to her community and be an ‘ambassador’ so to speak for the Pakistani nation.”Mahmood also feels the need to use her title to draw attention to important issues such as women’s rights and the threat of terrorism. She is acutely aware of the North American tendency to ignore human suffering, “These days we tend to become consumed with business and politics and the real meanings of life are not adhered to enough. Humanitarism is treated as a non primary issue.” When asked about terrorism, Mahmood responds with careful eloquence, “Well, every Muslim is being singled out, because of extremists and that is the sad thing. We still need to focus on assisting the poor and eliminating poverty but we must also focus on removing terrorism. The analogy of a cup with holes comes to mind: once the holes are patched, only then will pouring water into the cup result in real progress and increased levels. In this case terrorism is a hole in our society.”  purpose
Sehr Mehmoods insipiration
While other women idolize glamorous actresses and celebrities, Mahmood is inspired by the bravery of a rape victim, “Mukhtar Mai, a rape victim in Pakistan, who was gang-raped on the orders of a tribal council in rural Punjab as a punishment for the actions of her brother. She has influenced my personal life in a big way.” Mahmood admires Mai’s courage and perseverance and hopes to face life’s difficulties with Mai’s commendable attitude, “In a country where women’s rights have a long way to go, I find Mai very courageous to have come forward with her devastating rape case. Mukhtar Mai’s courage and leadership will offer a beacon of hope to oppressed women everywhere.”
In addition to her strong views about women’s rights and terrorism, Mahmood also expresses a desire to help improve the environment. In order to qualify for Miss Earth, she had to study the environmental factors affecting Pakistan and develop a small project aimed at bringing down the pollution levels in Pakistan and present it to the panel of judges. The Miss Earth Pageant ensures that its candidates actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth. Mahmood also supports the International Development and Relief Foundation, “an organization aimed at providing relief assistance to refugees and other victims of man- made chaos such as wars and conflicts, or natural disasters such as floods, typhoons and earthquakes.” Among other initiatives, the IDRF assists in poverty reduction, literacy, and healthcare in order to encourage self-sufficiency.
InterviewHow's your PMW venture?
The Miss Pakistan World, pageant was a first for me and all in all, an amazing experience. A pageant is a great platform which gives Pakistani women the opportunity to emerge as a voice for their community and address issues that need to be dealt with. The best part about being in the pageant was the experience it provided and it made me feel more in touch with the Pakistani community. It was a great experience to meet so many different girls from all over Canada and making so many new friends and living with them day in and day out for 4 days was an awesome experience as it gave us the opportunity to get to know each other intimately.The pageant also taught us how to deal with responsibility be it making rehearsals on time, getting out clothes done on time , making sure our choreography was perfect in time for the show and so forth.
What has Sehr Mahmood learned from The Miss Pakistan World Pageant?
Even though every girl could not win the crown, they were all still winners as the pageant gave us all the opportunity to explore our hidden talents and encouraged us to do things we had never done before - be it dancing, the catwalk or even speaking on a stage in front of millions of people. All his helped build a lot of confidence in the girls and in me personally too.Every girl in the competition was unique in her own way and we all adjusted to each others needs and learnt to get along. The coordinators and choreographer did a great job in putting together an awesome and flawless show which hopefully everyone enjoyed. I look forward to representing my country in international pageants and doing the best that I can in bringing honor to the title.”
Who is the perfect man for the perfect woman?in your view?
I like a guy who is decent and has moral values, who looks to a woman for support and treats her as a partner in life.” That can’t be all. “A funny sense of humor along with the 3 C’s: charm, creativity and class. I like guys that know how to think outside of the box and that are motivated. Most importantly I like guys who show respect for women and their rights and are well mannered. Honestly and faithfulness are also important qualities.
Do you feel you accomplished something that will truly make a difference in the Pakistani community inside and outside of Pakistan? If so, what difference do you think you made?
In taking part in the Pakistan pageant and ensuing events including the latest Bollywood Fashion Awards, I feel that not only are we setting a starting point for Pakistani women in enabling them to express themselves more freely, but also we are crossing boundaries by exposing our talent and women into other arenas like Bollywood, which have typically been reserved only for Indians. This is a crucial difference as it serves as an example for Pakistani women the world over, to take upon challenges whether it be in terms of following career dreams, or ambitions and try to achieve whatever they wish without having to worry about traditional stereotypes and societal pressures that have.  interview
Along with the title of MPW2006, Sehr Mehmood succedded in earning some other titles too:
- Crowned Miss Pakistan World 2006
- Competed in Miss Earth 2006
- Won the Queen of Elegance Title at Queen of the World in Germany in December 2006
- Cover photo shoot on the Miss Pakistan World 2007: Magazine
- Participated in the Miss Earth 2006 pageant.
- Featured on the front page of Calcutta Times - India  Achievmnts