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‘Every part of my body is important’ – JULIA OTOBO, Pearl Look 2013 winner

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Organisers of Pearl Look Model Search are ready to stage the 2014 edition. Faces behind the model contest, Doyin Haastrup Olatokunbo, Opeyemi Awoyemi and Warebi Martha are working round the clock to stage a fabulous show at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

10 models are already in the camp jostling to take over the crown from last year’s winner, Julia Otobo who is strutting runways in South Africa at the moment. Pearl Look 2014 will produce a model and a beauty queen both of whom will conquer the world.

Current holder of the Pearl Look crown shared her thoughts with us from her base in South Africa…

juliaHow did this love for modelling start?

I have always wanted to model from high school.

Would it be right to say so far so good?

Yes, very good, it’s been a jolly ride.

What separates you from your contemporaries?

I believe in myself a lot and know what I can do, be it anything, no matter how big it is.

What are the basic challenges you face in this job?

There are lots of challenges in modelling.

How does one make it in modelling?

You can only succeed in modelling through God’s grace, confidence and lots of luck.

What has sustained you this far?

I will say God, my height and boldness.

julia2-001Which job gave you the big break?

Being the winner of Pearl Look 2013.

How is life since you won Pearl Look 2013?

More challenging. Pearl Look was like the bridge, the real job is after the show.

Has it in anyway opened new doors for you?

Yes, Pearl Look taught me the basics of modelling and put me on the international stage.

What is life like outside modelling?

Life outside modelling is school life.

Who are your heroes?

I look up to Tyra Banks and Iman.

julia3What were your childhood dreams and aspirations?

My dreams were to help children believe in themselves, particularly girls. To travel around the whole world modelling.

Which part of your body do you cherish the most?

Every part of my body is important.

Tell us about your family, school?

I come from a family of seven. I have four siblings, lots of aunts, uncles, then my cousins and my grandparents. I love them very much.

 – FOLUSO SAMUEL

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