Having turned 17 only last Valentine’s Day, Maham Ahmed is not even close to planning for her debutante ball celebration. But given her womanly built and good height (5’7″ and still growing), there simply is no way that beauty scouts won’t sit up and stare at this beautiful young ingenue. And that is exactly what happened. Miss World 2011 1st Princess Gwendoline Ruais spotted her in one of the provincial screenings of Miss World Philippines 2012 in Pangasinan and the rest is small history. Properly endorsed to beauty queen-maker Rodgil Flores, she was quickly groomed and fast-tracked for some crash course in beauty pageant demeanor.
Some people are saying that Maham could be a come-from-behind victor in this year’s MWP. She could even be the best newbie in the batch. I couldn’t agree more with the second statement. This fresh-faced first-timer is a welcome treat to local pageant fanatics unfamiliar with a few of her prior modelling stints. But to go out on a limb and state that she will take it all the way? That is more than a tad off the radar I’m feeling right now. In my opinion, this participation should serve her in good stead for future beauty competitions. There is still a lot to polish in her over-all presentation. But after a year or two, watch out for her! She could be a force to reckon with. 😉