Karybekova is from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She attended and graduated from the secondary school in her village where opportunities for further education are limited. Despite this, she was accepted and is currently attending the International University of Kyrgyzstan located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is studying diplomacy.
Karybekova is no stranger to pageants. She first started with the Top Model of the World Pageant. She was crowned Kyrgyzstan Top Model 2016. She represented her country at the 2016 Top Model of the World Pageant held on August 26, 2016 in Bremen, Germany. She competed against 39 other contestants for the title, but did not secure a spot in the Top 15.
Afterwards, Karybekova was awarded the title of Miss Kyrgyzstan Intercontinental 2016. The title qualified her to compete at the 2016 Miss Intercontinental Pageant held on October 16, 2016 at Stein Studios located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She competed against 62 other contestants, but again fell just short of making the semi-finals.
Karybekova then entered the 2017 Miss World Kyrgyzstan Pageant. She competed against 16 other contestants for the coveted title. On April 5, 2017 she was crowned Miss World Kyrgyzstan 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Karybekova prepared to compete at the 2017 Miss World Pageant that November in Sanya, China. However, due to an issue with securing a visa, Karybekova was unable to participate. She posted a heartbreaking message on her Instagram:
"I am the owner of the official title, "Miss Kyrgyzstan 2017", and how the face of the country was declared for the international beauty contest, "Miss World - 2017", which this year will be held in Sanya (China). We prepared for this contest for a year, spending about 20 thousand dollars, but unfortunately at the last moment the Chinese side refuses to issue a visa, I do not even know where to turn and how to solve this problem! All my plans, hopes and dreams have collapsed like a house of cards."
Despite not being able to compete for the title of Miss World, Karybekova’s pageant journey was not over. On May 9, 2018, the Miss Kyrgyzstan Organization announced that Karybekova had been appointed as Miss Universe Kyrgyzstan 2018 and would represent the country at the 67th annual Miss Universe Pageant.
Karybekova will now compete for the title of Miss Universe 2018 on December 16, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.