MBGN (Most Beautiful Girl Nigeria) Tourism 2013 Powede Lawrence.
"All through my teenage years, I struggled with insecurities, I wasn't growing as fast as my peers, when every other girl in class was a C cup I was nothing close to an A cup, I was literally a "tom boy" cos I felt I didn't have feminine features.
I felt my ears were too obvious, I spent my entire secondary school years trying to make hairstyles that'll cover them. I also believed my thighs were too big and not proportional to my body, I would starve myself just wishing they would disappear, I remember going for a runway casting and been told that I had to loose my thighs.
I almost cried that day. I stood looking at the mirror for some minutes staring at myself, asking myself what I was doing...,
You don't need anyone's validation to love yourself. No one is you, and that is your power. You're beautiful in every way."