Miss Universe Nigeria, Maristella Okpala, has revealed that she was almost disowned for following her dreams and becoming a model.
She also revealed insights into the type of man she would most likely fall in love with and spend the rest of her life with, despite the fact that she is currently single and not looking.
In her own words:
“Coming from a staunch catholic family, of course, it wasn’t easy at first. My father nearly disowned me and in my early days in the modeling industry, I was almost alone. My mother and grandma were my support system.
But now, after proving to my Dad, that I could be a successful model with integrity and hold a professional career, he’s relaxed. I’m grateful that I’ve achieved 80% of all I’ve dreamed of. The remaining 20% would be to have helped more than 1 million children get out of the streets and get the education that they need. A child without education is like a bird without wings, no child should be left out.”
“I’m single but not searching. My relationship is not what I will like to go into at the moment. Well, for my kind of man, if he is a God-fearing and kind man, I might get interested in him” she said.