Current Miss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, has revealed why she is not allowed to date or have a boyfriend during her reign as beauty queen. About four months after NAIJ.com sat down for an interview with reigning Miss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, the beauty queen has revealed how she has managed life since then. While speaking with Saturday Beats, Chioma revealed that the rule of beauty queens not being allowed to date or be in romantic relationships during their reign still applies to her. She revealed that it would honestly be hard for her to keep a relationship as she was currently overwhelmed with her queenly duties and school activities. She also said it was good as it helps one stay away from unnecessary scandals, revealing that she also has stalkers.
She said: “One needs to be protected against scandals. Some of these scandals come from people who you are close to and trust. It is just a protective clause to help me to be better. I have stalkers. Every girl has a stalker, but I feel God has given us a way to handle it without hurting anyone. I was not even in a relationship before becoming Miss Nigeria. I have been jostling between school and Miss Nigeria, so I barely have time. The way I handle men now is pretty much the same way I handled men before I won the pageant. I have been a girl all through my life and I feel all girls get pressure from men. Like I said earlier, the organisation is very protective. So, they have in a way protected me from unnecessary exposure. If they feel an exposure is not good for me, they don’t let me experience it.”
Chioma revealed that winning the coveted title changed her life. She said: “The lowest point is learning how to be patient, especially with the environmental battle I’ve embarked on. It is very tough. We had a beach cleanup two weeks ago and before we finished cleaning up half of it, the other part which was already cleaned up had been messed up again. That was very frustrating, so it takes patience and passion for one to actually keep doing that.” She also said she plans to complete her education at the end of her reign: “I don’t believe in starting up something when you are not ready for it. I believe you have to lay your bed properly before you lie on it. I have a couple of business ideas, but I have yet to make up my mind. I don’t feel bad that the spotlight will be off from me soon. I wish I could still hold on to it because once you’ve eaten sugar, you don’t want to stop. But don’t forget that if you keep eating sugar, you will get diabetes. I think I have had my own share and I have gathered things I can tap from to become whoever I want to be. The wise thing for me is to grow and become a greater person. I am just looking forward to handing over to the next Miss Nigeria.”