Momina Mustehsan Makes It To BBC’s 100 Influential Women For 2017


The BBC has revealed its list of 100 Most Influential Women of 2017 and guess who’s proudly representing Pakistan? It’s none other than the nation’s unanimous crush, Momina Mustehsan.

The esteemed list includes high-profile names such as the Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and England footballer Steph Houghton.

The Coke Studio sensation shared the news with her Insta-family.

Honored and humbled to make the list of BBC 100 Women 2017 #BBC #100Women @bbc100women ? @trupalpandya

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WHile most of us just know her because of her music career, her profile bio on the list shows her true talents. It reads, Momina is an engineer, mathematician, musician and an ambassador for a cricket team in Islamabad.

Her bio also mentions her life’s philosophy. She quoted,

The quote that helped me the most with my life was: It only gets better when you get better. Would you believe I found this in the inside a New York takeaway fortune cookie when I was binge-eating my way through depression? That woke me up.

Momina Mustehsan rose to fame after her debut performance in Coke Studio season 9 alongside the legendary, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Her good looks combined with her singing talent soon made her a topic of national interest. From her link-ups to break-ups and her personal life, everything became a headline.

Facebook tells me this was 2 years ago! How time flies! ??

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Momina’s in the list proves that people don’t just expect celebrities to perform and look good. Their influence on the younger generation puts a bigger social and ethical responsibility on their shoulders and so far, Momina has done a great job at living upto everyone’s expectations.

This girl isn’t afraid to share her depression with the world nor is she easily bullied. She speaks her opinions without the fear of being judged yet remain grounded to her roots.

There’s no doubt that her strong opinions, confidence and talented mind definitely make her a positive influence in Pakistan.

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