The stunning model talks to OK! Pakistan about how it all started, her darling daughter Miraal plus lots more…


“Success is when you reach a point where you no longer need an introduction”


Bold and beautiful Alyzeh Gabol is the talk of the town for her chiseled features and jaw-dropping ad campaigns for many prominent designers including Sana Safinaz, Kayseria and her fashion shoot with Hajra Hayat. From billboards to fashion shows, to television and magazine covers, Alyzeh Gabol is everywhere. Marching ahead with an unstoppable stride, she possesses the charm and captivating allure of both, a diva and girl next door. Her existence in the fashion scene isn’t a very recent one, however it’s been her latest endeavours that have shot her to fame – and fame hasn’t come easy but rather with a lot of hard work and perseverance to Gabol. Perhaps that is what makes her so grounded yet ambitious in such a competitive industry.

The mother of an adorable two-and-a-half year old named Miraal is surely giving all the models in the industry a run for their money and she is slowly but surely becoming everyone’s favourite. The stunning model’s talent is not just limited to modeling. Along with her mother, she has launched her clothing line AG Clothing that exhibits in Dubai as well. Her aspirations go beyond her career in modeling, as if an enticing script comes her way, the talented and ambitious model is very enthusiastic to venture out into Bollywood and international cinema to make her mark on the big screen.

What made you step into modeling? Was it something you always wanted to do?
Alyzeh Gabol: Well, I completed my studies from LGS in Lahore and studied Media Studies and Arts but I guess the future had something else in store for me. My dad always wanted me to be a pilot but as I grew up, I realised modeling is what made me happy.

How did your family react to your decision? Were they supportive?
AG: No, not at the beginning but I guess since I am the only daughter they kind of had to agree with me! [Laughs]


How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show?
AG: I was the brand ambassador for a shampoo product and was asked to be their show stopper at a fashion show; it was my first show and I’m not going to lie, I was extremely nervous but it gave me a spark and I can’t describe the feeling.

What do you think gives you an edge over other models in the industry? Is there a lot of competition?
AG: There is a lot of competition but I think I am the youngest model in my league and I have a long way to go in my career.

Many would be surprised to hear this, but you have a daughter…what kind of a relationship do you share with her?
AG: I share a very special bond with my daughter Miraal; she is my everything – she is everything to me. Daughters are a blessing. Whenever I do get some time to spend with my daughter which is very rare I plan my whole day around her – I feed her, play with her, she loves having her happy meals and going on rides so I take her on those. Miraal actually really enjoys taking pictures so we takes loads of pictures as well.

Is it easy managing work and family life simultaneously?
AG: Not easy at all. It’s very frustrating at times when I can’t spend time with my little one and it makes me feel very guilty.

In your opinion, what is the biggest drawback of being a model in our industry?
AG: Lack of sleep.

Modeling also comes with a certain degree of fame. What do you think is the biggest plus point of being a model?
AG: I think the biggest plus point is that you get to travel around the world and meet all sorts of new people, explore different opportunities and concepts in terms of shoots. There are so many different experiences involved when you’re a model – for me that exposure is very refreshing and teaches me a lot.

Who was your role model as a child and how did that help in being a model?
AG: My mother. She is a strong hardworking woman and definitely my inspiration.

If there was one thing you could change about your life story so far, what would it be and why?
AG:I wouldn’t say that I want to change anything but if I could I would make some minor changes to my decision making process. I sometimes tend to get very excited and make some decisions in the spur of the moment, which I think I shouldn’t.

“At such a young age I think I have experienced a lot of things and every one of those experiences have been life changing.”


Most models step into acting at some point in their careers; do you have any such plans?
AG: Yes, why not but some good projects.

As a model, do you have any limitation or are you open to any kind of modeling?
AG: Yes, of course! I have limitations as we Muslims have to respect our religion and culture at the end of the day.

Do you think there is a designer monopoly?
AG: Not really but to an extent, yes. We have brilliant designers and everyone is good in terms of their own creations. However, you will notice that designers do have their favourites. Often there is a model that is the face of the designer’s creations so inevitably friendships do have a very strong hold in this industry. I work for two of my very close friends myself – Ali Xeeshan and Fahad Hussayn.

What is the definition of success for you and do you feel you have gotten to that point in your career or is there still more to achieve?
AG: To me, success is when you reach a point where you no longer need an introduction. I have yet to reach that stage; I have to work very hard and persistently for career growth and success.


What has been the secret behind your success in the modeling industry in such a brief period of time?
AG: Hard work and determination!

What’s next for Alyzeh Gabol? Any interesting projects in the pipeline you’d like the readers to know about? Anything you’re particularly interested in doing?
AG: Actually a lot of new work campaigns are coming up, local and international both.

“I would actually love to act across the border or even internationally and if the right script comes along, I think acting is something I would step into for sure in the future.”

Have you ever been asked to cross a line to get somewhere in your professional life?
AG: Never.

Are you a strict mother? How do you like to spend a fun filled day with your daughter?
AG: I am a strict mother but I love her a lot. I plan my day with her whenever I know we are going to be hanging out – I take her out for rides specifically because she loves that.

What do you do to stay fit? Is there a lot of pressure on models to remain a certain size?
AG: To be honest, I don’t do anything – no diet, nothing. I do workout twice a week though.



Would you date someone overweight?
AG: No offence, but no.

Who is your favourite international designer?
AG: Zuhair Murad.

If you could wake up tomorrow in someone else’s body, whose would it be and what would you do in it?
AG: Gigi Hadid – don’t even ask me what I would do with it. Let’s just say what would I not do with it! [Laughs]

Who’s your favourite local designer?
AG: Ali Xeeshan and Fahad Hussayn.

Three cosmetic products you swear by?
AG: Mascara, lipstick and blush.

Your favourite junk food?
AG: McDonalds.

Which Pakistani model do you think has potential?
AG: They all are doing great work.

Your biggest celebrity crush?
AG: Ranbir Kapoor, for sure.

Which international model would you compare yourself to?
AG: I don’t compare myself to anyone.

The craziest fan encounter you’ve ever had?
AG: There is this one person who has been messaging since a year now and no matter how many times I change my number or contact details, he finds a way to contact me and seems to know exactly where I am and what I’m doing which honestly really freaks me out. I am sure he’ll be reading this interview as well! [Laughs] But I guess that’s what the life of a model or celebrity is supposed to be like.

What makes you weak in the knees?
AG: Whenever my daughter is playing and she falls; I start to panic and get this weird weak feeling.

One male model you think you’d have great onscreen chemistry with?
AG: I’ll let you guys decide that.

Define the perfect model in three words?
AG: Tall, thin and confident.

Describe yourself in three words?
AG: Fun, caring and honest.

One person you can trust with your life?
AG: Shanzaay, my best friend.

Your greatest strength?
AG: My mother, hands down.

The last lie you told and to who?
AG: I told someone I forgive them.

The first thing you notice in the opposite sex?
AG: Style.

The weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
AG: “How can you eat so much and stay skinny,” – I can never tell if it’s a compliment or a taunt! [Laughs]

The longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?
AG: Three days at a commercial set.

Your most embarrassing experience on the ramp?
AG: I tripped thrice in one walk. [Laughs]


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