I Felt I Was The Ugliest Girl in The World – Model With Tribal Marks, Adetutu Alabi
Nigeria’s model with conspicuous tribal marks, Adetutu Alabi, is one of the happiest people on earth. For so long, it had been her dream to work with American artiste, Rihanna, and it seems her dream is close to fruition.
Rihanna finally noticed the Nigerian model with prominent tribal marks as she replied her on Instagram by following her handle.
Shortly after the model revealed that she would like to work for Rihanna, her tweet quickly went viral with people tagging Rihanna. This obviously worked as the international singing sensation is now one of her followers.
Alabi took to Instagram to share the good news and expressed high hopes that Rihanna’s management would soon get in touch with her.
She further revealed that bullying due to her tribal marks discouraged her from going for university education.
She said, “I started modelling last year after I came out from my shell or hiding due to my tribal marks. The bullying started in my primary and secondary school days. Due to this, I learnt a skill instead of going to university.
“I was supposed to study law but I decided not to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination at all because I was scared of being bullied in the university. I believed that if I attended university, I might end up killing myself.
TRIBAL MARK CAUSED MY HUSBAND TO ABSCOND
The model further revealed that her tribal marks ended her relationship with the father of her child because he was ashamed of walking with her in public.
She said, “One of the reasons the father of my child absconded was because of my tribal marks.
He could not be with me in public and he only made us meet at night; we dated for some months in 2008 and I got pregnant in 2009. I bore a girl for him and she will be nine years old this year.
“I felt I was the ugliest girl in the world. I got fed up with relationships because men didn’t always want to go out with me during the day; they would prefer to be with me at night. There was a guy I dated for two years and that was the condition of the relationship, so I had to endure.
Speaking on why she reached out to Rihanna, she said, “I was motivated to start the campaign when I woke up one day and saw that Rihanna posted a picture with a similar posture I assumed in one of my pictures and I have always been her fan.
“My goal is to model for her which I hope to achieve one day. I posted the picture and my friends repost and retweeted it and the campaign began; that was it. I was very excited when she followed me back.”