Reality TV star and social media personality, Nina Ivy, told her fans and followers to stop attacking anyone who falls in love while in Big Brother Naija house.
She also said that she does not see anything shameful about cosmetic surgery.
The 24-year-old former Big Brother Naija contestant, who recently gave birth to a baby boy, told Saturday Beats, “I am not in competition with anyone over having attractive body features.
I would do cosmetic surgery if the need arises; there is nothing shameful about it. It is your body, your money and you should do whatever you want with it. We should learn to celebrate and love ourselves fiercely. People’s opinions do not count when I want to make personal decisions. I did not do anything to get my shape back after childbirth. I guess I am one of the lucky mums to snap back.”
Ivy also maintained that though BBN made contestants popular, what they did after the show was very important in sustaining their relevance. “One needs to work thrice as hard to maintain fame. With the help of God and my team, I have built my brand to a level where I don’t need to seek social media relevance. I like to air my opinions on my platform. I don’t post on social media for any form of validation. As a matter of fact, when people judge me harshly or ‘troll’ me, I just ignore them. Time is money,” she said.
Sharing her thoughts on why some housemates fall in love on reality shows, Nina stated, “Some people have said this last season was not as interesting as the past ones but every season has its own uniqueness. Housemates are not the same sets of people. I believe every season is interesting. Everyone played a game, so there is nothing like being called fake. People need to correct that notion of housemates being fake. It is a game and the contestants went in there with one goal, which was to win. One cannot control love, so there is nothing unusual if housemates fall in love in the house. If it blossoms, it can even lead to marriage.
“Relationships on the reality show should not be seen as fake. I don’t think anyone should be criticised for having a romantic relationship on the show. But, we live in a man’s world where women are judged harshly. If the woman is slut-shamed, the man should also be treated the same way.”