Mariyah Moten, former Miss Pakistan invited as a VIP guest at the 5th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award Ceremony to present the awards. On January 5, 2009 Award winning celebrity Chef Martin Yan hosted the Annual Award Show alongside Theresa Lin, Chinese radio & television show anchor and celebrity, Derek Uehara. This glorious event was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Other distinguished guest includes Mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar B. Goodman.
Mariyah Moten graduated from University of Houston’s in 2008 with honors from the renowned hotel and restaurant management program at the Conrad N.Hilton College. In addition, to her education she also completed her training in acting at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. She was also recently crowned Miss Asia International 2nd Runner Up. Other notable pageants include Miss Tourism Queen International and Miss Bikini of the Universe both in which she represented Pakistan.
In 2006, Mariyah Moten received criticism from Pakistani government officials for using the title Miss Pakistan Bikini. This was the first time a Pakistani girl participated in an international bikini beauty pageant overcoming the traditional barriers of the conservative Islamic nation. Miss Bikini of Universe was held in Beihai, China where she was awarded Miss Press/Best in Media Attention for being the most photographed and interviewed girl in the entire pageant.
This two day gala was filled with activities which included photo shoots, conference, award show, dinners, educational seminars, stage performances, interviews, and other social events. She feels, "this was an exhilarating experience, the Asian community is very cordial and she was honored to be a part of this prestigious event for the second year." She continues to be an icon for the mainstream South Asian Community.
Mariyah Moten, former Miss Pakistan invited as a VIP guest at the 5th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award Ceremony to present the awards.