In the wake of beauty pageants taking over, we get introduced to brilliant ladies who after their reign as queen; go head on into the world as pillars with different life changing projects for themselves and their fellow citizens. One of such young vibrant ladies is the beautiful Princess Adesile who won the Miss Ideal Nigeria 2014.
She went on to represent Nigeria at the Top Model of Colour in London that same year and emerged top six at the pageant. In a sit down with Happenings.com.ng, the former beauty queen talks about her reign, its benefits, her charity organization and her future plans…
How was it been Miss Ideal Nigeria?
Princess Adesile: Being Miss Ideal Nigeria was one of the best moments in the book of my life, it was an awesome feeling. I got the opportunity to touch lives, reach out to the less privileged and meet some influential people among my peers who I know will help shape my life and channel my course.
What were the benefits of having the crown?
Princess Adesile: One of the biggest benefits of been the queen was having the power to influence young people’s minds, thoughts and actions. Encouraging them to be the best they can be with the help of God, hard work and determination. Then, I also got to represent Nigeria at the Top Model of Color Season which I came 6th and also a year modeling contract with House of Twitch.
Did you have/initiate any programme during you reign?
Princess Adesile: Yes, I did. During my reign I started the project “Hands and Baskets” which is to support the cause of less privileged children especially in terms of learning a skill and putting smile on the faces of the Future Generation. We held the first edition early this year; 1st of January to be precise. Seeing the project become a reality was one of the happiest days in my life. The smile on the faces of the kids was overwhelming. I felt proud of myself and eternally grateful for the love and support I received during the process.
We are working on a bigger and better sequel of “Hands and Baskets”. No date has been fixed yet but the preparations have commenced.
What was your worst disappointment as Queen?
Princess Adesile: This is a hard one because most of them were quiet rewarding at the end. I wanted to open a vocational centre but was faced some challenges from the top…sorry, I can’t go into details but I know I will achieve that in due time because the dream is still alive.
Now that you’ve handed over, what is the one thing you miss the most about having the crown?
Princess Adesile: I miss the attention that comes with the crown and the almost readily available open doors when I want to make a difference but I intend to keep up with that, though, regardless of the crown.
So, what’s next for you?
Princess Adesile: Sometimes what you have passion for is always a best bet and most times the right step to achieving your dreams because it just turns out awesome effortlessly. I am a makeup lover, in fact not just a lover but a makeup addict. Being a lover of art spurs my love for makeup as way back as I was in high school but not to take it as a profession. The continuous compliments I got from friends, colleagues at work and most especially strangers spurred me into wanting to become a make-up artist which then made me establish, DesilePro, my make-up outfit. DesilePro is a makeup outlet that caters for Bridal, Editorial, Runway and all kinds of makeover.
It is a baby that I’m nurturing at the moment and it’s taking all my time and attention.