Beauty queen, Maristella Okpala has opened up on her private and social life in a recent interview as she recalls how her father nearly disowned her.
Published by Kemifilaning, Maristella Okpala who won Miss Earth Nigeria 2018 and Miss Universe Nigeria 2021 revealed that she was almost disowned by her dad for pursuing her dream and passion.
She also shared insights into the kind of man she would probably fall in love with and spend the rest of her life with but she noted that she is single currently but not searching.
“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.