Former Mr Nigeria, Deji Bakare, had a tough time keeping away from an army of female admirers who naturally swarmed around him after he emerged the winner of the pageant in 2011.
Bakare, in an interview with our correspondent, said that although winning the pageant exposed him to a lot of attractive women and other temptations, he just could not allow himself to be carried away by his success and fame.
Fortunately at the time, he added, he was already involved in a relationship with the woman he married two years ago. And that helped a lot to keep him away from trouble and temptation.
The ex-Mr Nigeria disapproved of men, especially entertainers, who give in too easily to temptation and allow themselves to be distracted from the path of success.
Lamenting that modeling was still quite unattractive in this part of the world, he said, “A lot of people don’t know what modeling is all about. They just jump into it. Nigerians don’t respect models as well. I decided to build a school, Deji Bakare Talent Hunt Search because I wanted a different orientation for aspiring models.”