Pakistan’s former beauty queen Zanib Naveed, who was crowned Miss Pakistan World in 2012, died in a car crash over the weekend in Maryland, New York.
According to the police, her car hit a curb and overturned into oncoming traffic. The 32-year-old was driving a car eastbound on the Inter-County Connector in Maryland around 11:40 pm on Sunday, when she attempted to take a curve to Route 1 and her vehicle struck a curb and flipped over. She was ejected from the vehicle and declared dead on spot.
According to initial investigation, no other vehicles or people were involved. Naveed was the only person inside her car when the crash occurred. The incident remains under investigation.
In the 2012 Miss Pakistan World pageant in Toronto, she represented the city of Lahore where she was crowned the winner. She also participated in the Miss Earth 2012 pageant in the Philippines.
In the wake of the fatal crash, a GoFundMe for Naveed was set up by her loved ones to assist her family with any financial burdens.
On the page, the former beauty queen was remembered for her “smile that could light up a room, a powerful personality, captivating eyes, a voice that demanded attention and beauty like no other.”
“Zanib was truly a force to be reckoned with, always standing by her beliefs. All who knew Zanib can attest to her strong will, always accomplishing her goals in life,” the page reads. “She paved her own path to success, and had a promising future ahead of herself.”
“Zanib touched many lives, she was always making friends and meeting new people. She spread her laughter and her sense of humor to all she encountered,” the page continues. “She was unique in more ways than one. She had a beautiful soul and she will forever be missed. Our lives will never be the same without her.”