Big Brother Naija season 3 star, Uriel Oputa, has revealed that her beauty has not only attracted men but also women, having been approached by lesbians “plenty of times”.
The 32-year-old who first gained popularity as a contestant at the 2016 Top Actor Africa told The PUNCH in an exclusive interview that she doesn’t have anything against anyone into lesbianism, saying, “how you want to live your life is how you want to live your life, but that’s not what I do.”
Narrating an experience, the hair extension and wig enthusiast said, “I’ve had somebody approach me; she just wanted to be friendly with me. You know, how you meet a friend at a salon and so on… and the phone conversation turned from her looking for a house and all sorts of things to I like your hips.”
A startled Uriel added that “immediately I heard that, everything just made sense to me and I obviously started avoiding her. It was a bit awkward but I had to let her know that I don’t do that sort of thing.”
While she maintains a straight status, Uriel, who is single and searching for her prince charming, revealed that she has been approached by a lot of guys.
“I am single and I am searching. I am very single; I have had to turn down many suitors because I can smell somebody that just wants to use you sexually or someone that’s not just serious. I can smell that from a mile away.”
Moving forward, she said;
“For me right now, I’m single and I do hope that I meet somebody. I’ve said it so many times that I’ve dated ‘up and coming’ guys and the last one I dated, it lasted five years, but he ended up cheating and ended up marrying somebody else after I’ve stayed with him for five years.
“But for me, if you ask me what I look out for in a man, I don’t think I’m going to date an ‘up and coming’ man. I’m not saying I want to date somebody that is rich, but I want to date somebody that is doing something with their life.
“My ideal kind of man is Anthony Joshua ‒ tall, athletic, nice body ‒ you have to be smart and business-minded. If you are not business-minded, we cannot roll because I am very business-minded and I can’t be with anybody who is clueless. You have to be business-minded and you have to be a go-getter for me to even be around you.”
Uriel also opened up on her ordeal with body-shaming, especially from people on social media.
“I’ve lost a lot of weight; when I was a lot bigger, I used to get body-shamed, and now that I’m losing weight people are telling me not to lose too much weight.”
But the star has devised a means of blocking out internet bullies when it comes to body-shaming.
“If you’re not able to pay my bills and you’re not able to look after the simple necessities in my life, then why should your opinion matter in my life or about me?
“So when it comes to body-shaming, it’s something that I really brush off and I tell everybody that’s been body-shamed to do the same thing but it’s very hard because not everybody reacts the same.”
She also revealed that she has never contemplated going for surgeries and has nothing against those that do plastic surgery.
She further said asides working on her e-cook book titled ‘The Modern African Woman’, she had other projects underway, which she would disclose in due time.