Beautiful Nollywood actress Chika Ike has revealed her struggles as a growing child and how she fought through her looks and height.
Chika has taken to her Instagram to reveal she never loved her body when she was young, because she was too skinny and had always craved for an extra flesh.
She said her skinny body and tallness made her an object to be bullied at from other school mates who called her by funny names.
She further went on to reveal she started modelling just immediately after her secondary because every modelling agent felt she has the right body for it.
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Chika Ike continued to say that things has taken a new turn now, she has all the flesh she have ever wanted and more and she is now trying curtail how she eats in other not to get fat.
She opined that life is insatiable, that at every point in life there is a desire that comes with it and there is always a gap to fill.
She advised that one should always take it easy in their life journey and don't be pushed or pressured into doing things because everything will eventually fall into place.
She wrote: "I never liked my body growing up and was constantly bullied about it. I was so skinny and was the tallest in my class. I never looked forward to morning assembly because I'll have to stand at the back of the class or class presentations to talk about “your best friend “ because I’ll be described as the thin girl. I can remember eating all sorts to things to gain weight but nothing worked, I really craved to have some flesh on me. I was called all sorts of names like Lepa, thin girl and Agric chicken because I was so skinny and tall. So I started modeling as soon as I graduated from secondary school because modeling agents thought I had "the look”. Today the reverse is the case, I'm on all sorts of diet programs and exercising every other day to keep the weight I’ve always wanted in check, I feel bad after licking ice cream or eating anything with high-calorie content because ill have to suffer in the gym. Growing up slim wasn't cool now its cool. The truth is you have to constantly love you, you can't be cool to everyone, the world will always have a standard of what you should be, who you should be and how you should live your life. If you want to make changes or improvements let it not be because of pressure or people’s unconscious bias about you.Do it for you. You should hold your pen and draw your life plan... Do you... Mind your business.....Run your race. Do not let anyone define you or rush you with their timeline. We all have different stories, journeys, and different clocks. You are you and that is your power!"
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It's funny how at some point in life one desires certain things just to realize after acquiring them that desires doesn't end at that point in life, life is just too tricky and one can only walk at their pace.
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