Yet I won - Ex-Beauty queen, Omowunmi Akinnifesi recounts how she silenced her naysayers
Some inspiration, coming from Ex-beauty queen, Omowunmi Akinnifesi to spice your day on thriving against all odds:
Ex- Beauty Queen, Omowunmi Akinifesi has had her own fair share of struggles and she took to social media to recount how she overcame them. According to her, even though, she was put down by nay sayers, she silenced them by being determined and successful.
Taking to Instagram, she shared a throwback picture of herself when she won the coveted Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria crown then wrote:
“Someone very very close to me once told me that it was impossible for me to win MBGN. “The other girls are way prettier than you. Are u blind?”. Yet I won.
"How can you win Miss Tourism International? “Look at Miss Russia’s body?”…. Yet I won.
“You can not win Miss Bikini International with your dark skin”. Yet I won. In total 3 crowns. Yet I won.
"Next was you can never finish Unilag with an Upper Class Division. You are too busy as MBGN. Then I finished with a 3.9 GPA. Yet I won.
"Kings College London can never admit you Omowunmi. Forget applying because they only take certain kind of students. Then Cambridge, Imperial, UCL and Kings College sent me admission Letters. Oxford put me on their waiting list. Because i was told KCL was way out of my league I chose KCL. Plus I liked the fact that my High School was Queens College and my University was Kings College. Yet I won.
"Back track High school at Queens College Lagos, I was told I wasn’t good enough to be a school Prefect. Yet I became a Class Supervisor and a School prefect and won a Dancing Machine Award at our school’s awards night . Yet I Won.
"Fast track when i decided to start a business and someone very close to me said “you know you are just not good at Business”. Now they come to me for business advice. And i have 4 companies I run. Yet I won.
"I never go the way people tell me to go. When I do I fail. I go the way my spirit directs. If you follow the words of people you will fall and remain stagnant. Follow your own heart and fail forward knowing you followed you. At the end of the day you face your death alone so what the heck. Let's run this race called life and run it unapologetically