It is indeed utterly heartbreaking that while a diamond shines and strangers squint just to witness her breathtaking being for even a moment, the country where she belongs has in its ignorance blinded itself to her existence. This gem of a person is one of many Pakistanis that get overshadowed by people belonging to other lands (simply because most people still to this day carry within them, a weird and jarring inferiority complex) and are refused the acknowledgement and encouragement that they so desperately deserve.
Laiba Zaid, born on the 1st of April 1992 is a Canadian media icon of Pakistani origins, who stumbled upon fame and success whilst not necessarily searching for it.She became interested in fitness around about 2012 and little did she know that these very fitness posts, that she’d posted online just as a way to kill time we’re going to be what will pave the way to her internet fame.She first found a taste of fame and success through her Instagram account where she posted motivational, dietary and or gym related videos and pictures.These posts accompanied by her exquisite personality and beautiful looks soon began capturing the attention of the public and soon after her start in 2012, she began gaining traction. Although she found her initial following on Instagram, it did not stop her from branching out to other platforms. As of now, she has a successful youtube channel with over 503k subscribers.
Her Instagram account and youtube channel both are both called ‘Bodmon Zaid’, and this name has over time become her symbol and identity. When asked the meaning behind this enigmatic and unorthodox name, Laiba simply responded that the word Bodmon Zaid does not necessarily mean anything and at the time of making her Instagram account was merely an inside joke between her and her younger brother.This seemingly insignificant detail in itself is an accurate symbolization of Laiba herself , as much like the username that brought her fame she herself is devoid of the corporate mindset and calculated train of thought that media icons thrive off of these days, in short, she is pretty much an average girl with a genuine and authentic personality.
A GRWM for this look will be up tomorrow! ?Details: ▪Teeka: @zayverjewelry ▪Necklace: @zaidjewellers ▪Hair color/cut: @brennendemelo ▪Eyeshadow: @hudabeauty dessert dusk pallete ▪Glitter: @urbandecaycosmetics heavy metal glitter liner in “midnight cowboy” ▪Highlight: @maccosmeticscanada “oh darling” ▪Lashes: @nembeauty EOS ▪Foundation: @maybelline superstay ▪Blush: @tartecosmetics “blissful” ▪Lips: @maccosmetics “mamastarrr” and concealer dabbed on
Laiba Zaid is the only daughter and also the middle child in her family, with one older brother named Usama and a younger brother named Uzair.She was born in Pakistan but at the age of four, she, along with her family moved to Canada, where she lives till this day. Although she has spent her life away from the land where she was born, she has not only preserved strong emotional ties to Pakistan but also proudly embraces her heritage, which we can clearly be seen in her youtube videos.
Her relationship with her family is something every Pakistani person needs to learn,Want to see?
Her love for Pakistan and its inhabitants is immense, just one glance at her and anyone can see the genuine affection she harbours in her heart for the people of this land. Unlike many people wielding the mighty sword of fame, she uses her success to actually make a difference in people’s lives and that makes Laiba different from the self-indulged plastic people that we so often see in our society.
Laiba in all her endeavors has also set up a secret charity project in Pakistan, where she sets up water foundations and facilities in the rural parts of the country. The thing that stands out most about Laiba is that she does all her charity work through her own money and means, rather than asking the public to donate.And her father personally paints the water cooler red so people can see it from far.
Laiba’s youtube channel, contrary to her Instagram account is less fitness-centric and focuses more on make-up, hairstyle and other sorts of tutorials, with most of the videos also featuring her family members.One of her signature features is her scarlet hair, although she has now dyed it blonde.. yet it still is the first thing one associates with her. The luscious red people identify, with her is not only a symbol for but also accentuates her fiery and passionate personality. According to Laiba, this unorthodox colour, to an extent, is what brought her fame and recognition.. but her 1.4 million followers on Instagram would surely agree that her charming personality and quirky nature had a lot more to do with it than her humble nature allows her to admit.
Laiba stands as a major role model for young girls, especially young Pakistani girls that are struggling to find their voices in society because, in a time where the country and everything related to it is looked down upon, she rose to fame and success just by the sheer power of her abilities. Laiba also debunked the myth that in order to be famous or successful you have to dress or look a certain way because throughout her entire journey she has remained true to herself and her roots and has preserved the integrity and modesty one would expect from a daughter of our nation.