The winner of Miss Universe 2020, Chelsea Tayui has opened up on how she struggled to convince her mum when she wanted to participate in the pageantry.
She told ZionFelix in an interview on the ‘Uncut’ Show
Miss Tayui revealed she begged, pushed and forced to earn her mother’s attention and support her pageantry dream.
Chelsea Tayui stated that she doesn’t fall into the category of her family–which she described as ‘nut and bolt’.
She advised African parents that there is a lot more than to be a lawyer, doctor and engineer.
According to her, her decision to join the pageantry was to get herself distracted from school after she changed her major several times.
She clarified that her academic performance was good but she wasn’t happy.
Chelsea added that she was firm on her decision to change the narrative.
She also spoke against the perception that the girls who are not in school are not smarter.
Watch the full interview below.