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Miss Nigeria 2021: I was told to take off hijab to be a successful model

The winner of Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant has spoken about her ordeals at the beginning of her journey as a hijab-wearing model.

The 18-year-old Garko, who won the 44th edition, beating 18 other contestants to become the first hijab-wearing model to win the pageant revealed this in an interview with The Punch.

Garko noted that at the beginning she felt intimidated because of her hijab

According to her, several brands refused to work with her as a result of it adding they further advised her to cast it off if she desired to build a successful career as a model.

“I have only been a model for less than a year. After I graduated from school, I was stuck at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hated being idle, so I decided to try my hands at modeling.

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