Omawummi Akinifessi is an ex beauty queen who needs no introduction. Her sense of style oozes elegance and class. It was really no surprise (at least to me ) when she was named Vanguard Allure's style icon of the year....... did i mention the fact that she was on my list of most stylish Nigerians... Women 2010... .
This beauty was the cover girl for Vanguard Allure magazine over the weekend .In it she talks about her most expensive fashion item, her beauty secret, what style means to her,who she is dating,where she sees herself in the next ten years amongst other issues....
How did your style evolve? Did being MGBN influence your dress sense?
Before MBGN, I had always been very stylish and fashionable. But, being MBGN kind of influenced my dress sense in terms of the fact that, formerly, it was just a little more laid back and more casual because I hardly used to go for events.
After winning the crown, it pushed me further to take my style to another level because I had to stand out in the crowd. It pushed me further and I evolved and, style evolves yearly, monthly, weekly, daily. Let’s just say I am more matured in fashion.
How does it feel being in the spotlight? Does it put pressure on you to look good?
As an individual, being in the spotlight, being in the eye of the public, I think it’s more of a challenge in that your private life is very exposed. It’s not private anymore. But, I try to keep my private life to myself as much as possible. And, yes, it is a challenge.
People expect a lot from you and you know what they say: that great power comes with great responsibility. I’m a leader because, for me, being a beauty queen, you are a leader as a woman in terms of fashion, character and personality; in terms of everything. You have to be able to lead in a proper way, show and live by good example because you are going to be inspiring and influencing people.
Does it put pressure on your pocket?
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