For one who was once a beauty queen, you cannot blame her.
Beautiful with the right curves in place, Nollywood actress, Peggy Ovire has declared that she would never run after a man, rather let the men chase her.
Peggy who emerged the third runner-up at the 2005 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, opened up that that she preferred to be ‘chased’ rather than ‘shoot her shot (making a move)’ on any man.
She said in an interview with Saturday PUNCH, “It is about what works for the individual. I don’t judge people based on their actions but as for me, I like to be chased.”
The graduate of Banking and Finance from the Ambrose Ali University would never agree that beauty was enough for one to succeed in Nollywood.
The last child in a family of six, Ovire said, “It is strange to me that some people think beauty is what makes one successful in Nollywood. No, it does not work that way. It is actually about hard work, patience, perseverance and learning the act. If one is pretty but cannot pass a message across to people, of what use is that beauty? Personally, I am still learning to act. Beauty does not determine one’s success in life. What comes out of one’s mouth when one is in a room full of intelligent people and what one brings to the table are much more important.”
The actress also stated that she saw challenges as inevitable. She added, “Life doesn’t treat one based on what one looks like. Challenges are inevitable. I have had my own share of them and would continue to have them as long as I live.”
On how she keeps fit, Ovire, who began her career as a model, said she tries to watch what she eats, visits the spa at least once a week and use products that are environmentally friendly.”
Ovire also expressed gratitude at how far she had come. She said, “Fame has given me a platform to speak and be heard, and I am grateful for that.”