The much-awaited event Beyond Beautiful finally had a grand opening with a Gala Night on 25th January at Marriott Hotel, Karachi. The three-day event strives to bring the best in the beauty industry and aimed to give new perspective & set new standards, and so Gala Night proved that it will successfully manage to do that.
The first day of Beyond Beautiful opened up with the red carpet, which had all the glitz & glam expected from it. The star-studded red carpet was graced by many celebrities, makeup artists, models and the who’s who of the beauty industry. The show was opened by Frieha Altaf, who thanked all the brands and people who made BB possible. She once again reinforced that beauty is skin-deep and it isn’t just what you look on the outside.
“This is not a beauty pageant. It’s not! The idea of beauty is, if you are not beautiful inside than you are nothing. This is the reason, we gather here today, to celebrate all those who beautiful from the inside as well as the outside. The people who are beyond beautiful.”
After Frieha’s heartwarming welcome, the show officially initiated with a stellar and soulful performance choreographed by Wahab Shah. Hosts of the evening Adnan Malik and Aaminah Sheikh also introduced the concept of Beyond Beautiful, which was once again the same. BB is not an event, but a movement and a holistic vision of beauty; not only on the outside, but on the inside as well.
The actual purpose of the evening began when the Beyond Beautiful Pakistanis who were the stars of the Gala Night. The award show was kicked off with the trailblazer Khadija Rehman from Generations and moved on to the real Robin Hood Sameer from Robin Hood Army; Sitara-e-Imtiaz winner, Shahzad Roy; the man for all causes, Mushtaq Chappra; the number 1 female ODI baller in the world, Sana Mir; the animal-rights champion, Ayesha Chundrigar; changing perception through films, Adnan Sarwar & Asim Abbasi’ becoming a home for all, Leslie from Dar-ul-Sukun; the unmatchable healthcare professional, Dr. Farah Bari Khan; and finally the woman who managed to become the identity of transgender in Pakistan, Kami Sid.
Among all the other causes that Frieha Altaf and Catwalk Cares endorse, National Institute of Child Care was also part of the show. The ambassador of the institute, Shaniera Akram, was also present and she brought the new light on the institute, which has been saving hundreds and thousands of children around the country.
Some of the celebrities who presented the awards to the star of Beyond Beautiful Gala Night included Meera Irtiza, Ali Kazmi, Nabila, Zeba Bakhtiar, Angeline Malik, Hina Dilpazeer, Sheheryaar Munawar, HSY, Natasha, and Hajra Khan among others. Frieha Altaf also paid tribute to Roohi Bano, who left the world today, leaving with us a legacy never to be forgotten.
BB Gala Night also had an awe-inspiring performance by Sohai Ali Abro. The hair show by SABS for girls and by Sajid Mehmood for boys featured the contestants, including transgender, selected from the BB Model Hunt, who did the first professional ramp walk ever. The show closed with a mystic performance of Amir Khusro’s Kalam by Fareed Ayaz.
Beyond Beautiful Day and Day 3 are scheduled for the 26th and 27th of January, respectively. Both the days will feature brands, educational discussions and classes for the audience that wants to understand how to feel and be beautiful. Catwalk is hosting Beyond Beautiful Awards & Expo under its initiative Catwalk Cares, which aims to empower beauty and education by sharing the life-changing techniques and giving out self-grooming sessions and scholarships to those who deserve.
MTV Movie and TV Awards 2019 – The winners
The MTV Movie & TV Awards celebrated the best on-screen work of the past year this past Monday night. Netflix had a whopping 14 nominations for its TV shows and films, including the award winning “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” – Noah Centineo & Lana Condor for “Best Kiss”
“It was a who’s who of Hollywood celebrities – stars like Daniel Levy, Dave Bautista, David Spade, Elisabeth Moss, Jameela Jamil, Kumail Nanjiani, Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish were all there.
“Shazam” star Zachary Levi hosted the show. “The Rock” was awarded the Generation Award, and Jada Pinkett Smith was honored with the Trailblazer Award.
- Best Movie – “Avengers: Endgame”
2. Best TV Show – “Game of Thrones”
3. Best performance in a movie – Lady Gaga (Ally) – “A Star is Born”
4. Best performance in a show – Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) – “The Handmaid’s Tale”
5. Best Hero – Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) – “Avengers: Endgame”
6. Best Villain – Josh Brolin (Thanos) – “Avengers: Endgame”
7. Best Kiss – Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean) – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
8. Reality Royalty – “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”
9. Best Performance – Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
10. Best Fight – “Captain Marvel” – Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva
11. Best real life Hero – Ruth Bader Ginsburg – “RBG”
12. Most frightened performance – Sandra Bullock (Malorie) – “Bird Box”
13. Best Documentary – “Surviving R. Kelly”
14. Best Host – Nick Cannon – “Wild ‘n Out”
15. Best Meme-able moment – “The Bachelor” – Colton Underwood jumps the fence
16. Best Musical – A Star is Born – “Shallow”
Here’s all the latest scoop you need on what’s been happening around town and across the globe. (June 8th – June 16th)
1 – It’s more than just a game – Fans around the world are tensely hoping the weather stays clear during the most anticipated World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan and India
2 – The newlyweds, Iman Ali and hubby Babar Bhatti are on their honeymoon in Istanbul
3 – Photos of KP Minister of Information Shaukat Ali Yousafzai and his fellow officials sporting cat ears and whiskers went viral on Friday night after the social media team running the live broadcast on the official PTI KP Facebook page forgot to disable the cat filter
4 – Instagram accounts turn blue as people all around the world Standing in solidarity with the people of Sudan who are being forced to endure countless horrific atrocities
5 – North west turns 6!
6 – On Saturday, Notre Dame Cathedral held its first mass since the devastating fire that tore through the building two months ago on April 15.
7 – It has been seven years since the Ghazal King Mehdi Hassan passed away but his absence failed to fade away and his ghazals rule over many hearts even today
8 – Mawra Hocane met Rishi Kapoor in New York
Weekly Scoop on what’s happening in the World
Here’s a roundup of what went down in the world this past week, happy reading!
1- A video of Shahid Afridi I’m Makkah went viral and it was the sweetest thing ever.
2- Sajal Aly and Ahad Raza Mir announce their engagement and the Sahad shippers took over the internet!
3- Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk split and so did our hearts.
4- Pakistan won against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup by 14 runs
5 – Release of 2 new Pakistani romcoms- Chhalawa and Wrong no.2
6 -Eid wishes from across the border.
7 -Former German international football Mesut Ozil was married in Istanbul on Friday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his best man.
8 -Rome launches crackdown on messy eating, jumping in fountains and other tourist misbehavior
9 -John Cena officially joins the cast of Fast and Furious 9
10 -Prominent religious scholar and head of the Jaffria Alliance Allama Abbas Kumaili passed away on Saturday in Karachi
11 -‘Work, Work, Work’ singer Rihanna is the wealthiest female musician in the world, overtaking the likes of Madonna, Celine Dion and Beyonce, according to Forbes
12 -Donald Trump has called off his threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, as Mexico pledges to clamp down on migration to the US.
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