My name is Mary Omobhude. I am a
beauty queen, World Miss
University Nigeria. I am from a
family of five children-three girls
and two boys- and the lastborn.
I contested in the 2012 Most
Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant
and it was an amazing experience
because I became MBGN Miss
Photogenic. Then I contested for
World Miss University in 2013 and I
won it. The international pageant
will be held in South Korea.
I became a model at 17. I registered
with a modelling agency in 2009
and began getting jobs almost
magazines advertisements. After
walking the catwalk a few times, I
decided to go into pageants.
Modelling is a passion. The passion
has to be available for you to be
successful. You can’t be a model
because you know people who
model or you feel you are beautiful
and you want to go into it. That
would not work and modelling is
not an all-comers affair.
I don’t think every beautiful girl
believes she can model because
you cannot just wake up one day
and decide to be one.
Models are promiscuous? I have
never heard of such statements and
I have not faced any major
challenge in modelling. It has not
been a bed of roses either but I
have been moving strong and I
thank God for that.
I would not say I am totally living
my dream; I am 22 and there is
more to come.
I am working on a project called
Little Angels for the less privileged
children in the society and also I am
running a non profit organisation
which will empower young girls in
Edo State where I hail from. I hope
it will expand to Nigeria as a whole
very soon. In the next five years, I
hope to have excelled in many
I am crazy about shoes, clothes and
handbags. Whenever I look at my
closet ,it still feels as though I have
nothing in there. Even though I
keep buying new fashion items it
never seems enough. I think I can
spend my last money on clothes.
I’m blessed with a pretty face and
good height. People are always in
awe of my height — I am over 6ft.
However I am not just a pretty face;
I am quite intelligent.
I remain Mary Omobhude
I am still me and I am not different
from who I used to be before I
participated in beauty pageant. I
want to remain myself even as a
I love travelling and listening to
music. I also like visiting new
places and learning how various
people live their lives and the
I don’t have a favourite dish. What I
eat depends on my mood at that
moment and what I feel like eating.
It can be pounded yam or rice.
I do not like to talk about my
personal life. My idea of a dream
man is someone like my dad; who
loves and respects his wife. He
must also be God-fearing.