Actress Eniola Badmus had shocked many of her fans when she announced that she was embarking on a weight loss journey.
Badmus who often speaks on body positivity, however, said that her plan is not being too slim but rather fit and sexy.
I didn’t initially decide to go on a weight loss journey, it chose me. It all started when I put up a post a while back about weight loss companies using slim people to promote their products and services,” Eniola Badmus said.
“I told them to use me if truly their products work. A lot of them picked up the challenge, but I was able to settle with the ‘deshapeables’. I decided to work with them because I like their plan and I hope it would work.”
“In fairness, I really can’t tell if losing weight would help my brand because with or without losing weight, I’m Eniola Badmus. If this works, people would just see the new body on me. However, it’s not going to be a total transformation because I still want to be a chubby girl; not slim.
“The goal is to be chubby but sexier. Maybe like losing three sizes. People should not think that I would be a shadow of who they know. I’m only doing this because I want to. No matter how much we shout about body positivity, one would still have to be on a diet. One would have to watch what one eats and exercise.
“I don’t want to be plus-size and unhealthy. I might not workout like fitness enthusiasts, but I try to keep fit. For clarity sake, I didn’t and don’t bend to societal pressure.
“I have a very thick skin and like to do whatever suits me at any particular time. The idea is to see what I would look like afterwards. There are some clothes I feel like wearing, but can’t wear them till I lose weight. I still belong to the ‘fat girls association’.” She told PUNCH.
On why she likes to be called Senator Badosky, Badmus said, “Senator Badosky is a free-spirited person who lives and lets others live. She’s also a hustler, not minding distractions from others because she doesn’t take things personally.
Earlier, Eniola Badmus shared how she escaped being raped while she was in secondary school at Ijebu Ode, but kept it to herself because of stigmatization.