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“I used to cry in the school bathrooms…”
Ex-Miss Uganda and former Big Brother housemate, Stella Nantumbwe, otherwise known as Ellah to many recalled a childhood memory that has todate worked in her favour. Miss Uganda 2013 shared a memory with her fans on how she was bullied about her big eyes, she contemplated doing a plastic surgery to have them reduced.
“I was always bullied in school about my eyes. They were too big and too different according to those kids. I’d walk around school squinting so they’d look smaller. They came up with so many names for them. I started to hate my eyes and myself. One day when asked if I’d ever get Plastic surgery I quickly nodded YES and went on to say that it would be my eyes I’d change. In the Big Brother house, some of the housemates tried it again.”
“But this time, the joke wasn’t on me…It was on anyone who thought that #TheThingILoveMostAboutMyself was their way to bring me down, or make me feel insecure. I wish I could have slapped 10-year-old me for those days spent crying in the school bathrooms. I wish I could tell her that she is phenomenal inside and out. That skinny little lanky girl is me!!! I am so proud of how far she’s come.”
Moral of the story – Sometimes we are oblivious to our blessings, everyone is beautiful, thank God for everything, she concluded.
Ellah’s lovely eyes have paid off in one way or the other, could it be one of the reasons she won the beauty contest to represent Uganda at the Miss World, could it be the reason she beat off stiff competition to represent Uganda in the last Big Brother Africa, those eyes are still doing wonders for her.
She used to cry in the school bathrooms but was a force to reckon in the Big Brother shower rooms…talking of Big Brother, the ex-beauty queen was re-united with her Big Brother boyfriend, Idris Sultan who kept on doing a ‘Diamond Platnumz’ on her and their project went on at Serena Hotel after the Abryanz awards.

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