Monday, January 14, 2008

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OMOTOLA WANTS TO MAKE MARRIAGE omot's interview courtesy
Are U getting younger or what?” is a question that often comes up when people look at your photos online. Is there some kind of secret somewhere?
OMOTOLA: (LAUGHING) First, I want to say thank you for having the faith in this industry, to stay by us, tear us down, pull us up. It’s all part of the package, you know. It gets us to work harder. That’s why you do it.
Now to answer your question… Ahem, Omotola…I’m a very crazy person, so you really need to be very crazy in your mind to keep up. I think the most beautiful women today in entertainment are like very crazy. You talking about Demi Moore… Madonna. These are people that are always re-inventing themselves. They’re the people who know that their looks are very very important in their career. I know that and I made up my mind to have my babies in good time after God favored me to get married in good time.
I think God has done so much for me and I’d be so silly to mess it up. If God has allowed me to have my kids in good time when I could get back to shape, what reason would I have for not getting back to shape? So, I do all the best I can. I work out. I watch what I eat. Looking good is a lot of discipline. Everybody tells you “you don’t have to do so much, I don’t do so much” – it’s not true. Especially when you’ve had kids. Before you have kids, your body is not expanded, so you can eat all you want. You can do this and you might not add weight. But after you’ve had kids and your body has expanded, your body has been told that you have the ability to go this much, so any little lead you give it, your body thinks “oh yes, it’s time for me to grow that much” (LAUGHING). And it just keeps growing.
Definitely, after babies, you really need to watch your weight. Basically, I do that, I work out. I have a very big gym in my house. I hardly go there, but one thing I do to compensate for my not working out (regularly) in the gym is walking. I do a lot of walking and when I’m walking, you don’t see me cat-walking. I walk like – A soldier?
OMOTOLA: Yeah. I walk and I move my hips a lot because if you’re going to look at my hips, you’ll (think) she’s swinging. You don’t know I’m exercising. I’m doing that because I know I have to … I flex my muscles and I tighten them up. Every place I find myself, I try to exercise somehow. I might be sitting down and talking to you and I’m just moving my neck, because I know that every little time I do any little thing, it adds to me. It won’t remove (anything) from me, so why don’t I just do it, instead of just sitting numb, doing nothing?
And then I try not to use any harsh anything on myself. In the short run, it might look like okay, some other people are more beautiful that you and they use all the creams and everything and they look like wow! People are looking at you like …(SHE MAKES A FACE TO SUGGEST “NOT SO HOT”) But in the long run, it doesn’t always work with them. But when you take it natural, in the short run it might not look like it’s happening, but in the long run, yeah.
I use a lot of moisturizers because in Nigeria, the weather is very very hot. I don’t really misuse them, but in Nigeria you have to use a lot of moisturizers. I’m naturally blessed. I don’t have to bleach anything. And like I said, I watch what I eat and I’m not going to lie about that. I don’t eat beef. I hardly eat chicken and when I do, I don’t eat the skin. Same for turkey. Funny enough, I’m not so much of a fish person – So what exactly do you eat?
OOMOTOLA: I love seafood like crazy. I love Chinese. I eat a lot of Chinese. I know Chinese food is like healthy… I eat a lot of sea food. Some sea food are a little fattening, you know, but somehow I get by. You know what I do? Sometimes I skip meals, so if I eat so much today, tomorrow, I’m going to go on fruits. When you do that, you feel healthier. And then I take Vitamin E everyday and Folic Acid… Just little things, all natural. How did you pick up this knowledge of what to do and not do, eat and not eat?
OMOTOLA: I researched because I wanted to know. I’m crazy about magazines. In my house, I have a whole library. My husband keeps going “. I’m like honey, you don’t to scream at me because this is my job (LAUGHING) Every month, I spend so much money buying every magazine there is under the sun. How do you create time to read them?
OMOTOLA: I do. Ah, I do because I know that a whole lot of my future depends on it, kind of… it’s the kind of information I need, you know? I get a lot of tips from everybody. I was reading a magazine – I think Hello – this month and I saw a tip on what Beyonce does with her nose. Now, it’s not like I didn’t know about it before, but it was a little bit more in-depth and the fact that they talked about her and they showed exactly how she it… if I hadn’t bought the magazine, I probably wouldn’t have seen it. I could buy all the books in the world, but I wouldn’t have seen Beyonce in that way. So, I think those magazines mean so much to me. I buy them all the time. I read them all the time. It expands my knowledge. What is it about Beyonce’s nose? There’s nothing wrong with your nose…
OMOTOLA: (LAUGHING) Sometimes, you just want your nose to look slimmer, more pointed and all that – Your nose is perfect.
OMOTOLA: (LAUGHING) Thank you. We girls, you know… Girls never feel like they’re perfect. No matter how pretty you are, you just feel like “Ah, if only…” (LAUGHING). That’s just the way it is. You look at something and you say “Ah, my nails… I wish this thing here was not there”. You just always want to better what you have. But it’s okay, because in the long run, it makes you feel like there’s something you still need to do and it makes you love yourself.
I think basically, the first beauty tip you must have is you must really love yourself. I mean people read what I say and all that and they’re like “Omotola, I think you’re too full of yourself”. Whatever. But I love myself. God knows I love myself. And I don’t think there’s anybody that’s just as good as me. There can’t be anybody prettier than me, come on (LAUGHING). So, after all these, I just look at myself and … I’m beautifully created. Anything I want to do, its like oh yes, this is going to be just nice. I’m always thinking of what next to do to make myself feel good and I feel good all the time. So, it comes first from your heart. You have to really love yourself, appreciate yourself and look in the mirror and say wow, I’m beautiful. And then you look in the mirror and say wow, I’ve lost weight. Jesus! I’m looking good all the time. Funny enough, I don’t know if it’s psychological or anything, but it happens. True. And on your down days, everyone should stay out of your way? (HER PHONE RINGS) Do you still call your husband “honey boy”?
OMOTOLA: (LAUGHING) That’s what I call him. How did the name come about?
OMOTOLA: I don’t know. I think it was the Holy Spirit that gave it to me. I don’t know. You guys are very close.
OMOTOLA: Yeah. He’s my best friend. That’s always very good in a marriage. I always think you should marry your friend who you also love, rather than marry your love who is not your friend.
OMOTOLA: Yeah, it’s very important. In fact, if you don’t love the person, and the person is your best friend, I think it’s still okay. Sometimes, love just doesn’t hold it down… what is love anyway? You’re happy?
OMOTOLA: Yeah. He makes you happy?
OMOTOLA: Definitely. What matters most is that he respects me. He’s loving and caring. He’s God-filled. Even if you’re not there, you’re not afraid because you know this person… He probably is doing whatever he’s doing with the fear that there is someone there that he truly loves and cares for. And that’s good.
. . Okay, let me leave your family. Who is “Omosexy”? OMOTOLA: Wow! (GENERAL LAUGHTER). My husband gave me that name. He gave me “OmoT” and everybody started calling “OmoT”, so he changed to "Omosexy", and everybody started me "Omosexy". I think everybody got to know "Omosexy" because my Jeep's name plate is "Omosexy". Let’s go back to Omosexy now. Do you think the word “sexy” should be used to qualify a mother and wife?
OMOTOLA: A-ha, why not? Why not? People have this… I want to change things. In fact, I’m on a (course) for revolution. People feel like oh, you’re married. You should be sluggish. When people see you, marriage should just be written around you. You don’t even need to see my ring or I tell you I’m a Mrs. You must be married, right? You know that kind of stuff? Times have changed, thanks to Omotola. (LAUGHING). That ain’t gonna happen with me. Definitely not. I mean it doesn’t change who I am. Its not gonna change what I believe. In fact, if anything, its going to enhance it. This is what I want to do. I want to make marriage glamorous. A lot of ladies are very scared of marriage. They tell you, oh yeah, I would really love to be married and be with a man and have kids and everything, but my career… that has got to change. I want to prove a point that you can be very married, have your beautiful children and a responsibility to them, and still be hot. In conclusion, say something to your international audience.
OMOTOLA: Oh my God, I love them so much. I thank them for all their support, for their kindness… My fans cut across everybody: the babies, young girls – you’d think young girls would be like ugh, what’s the big deal about her? Most times, you always have your fans to be the opposite sex. Its really nice. I really love that. And then guys… You have women and older people who go “omo mi” (TRANSLATION: my daughter). So, its nice. I love everybody and I thank them all. And I want them to keep praying for me, you know, because its not easy. Its easy for you to slip and lose it, but when you know there are people watching you, praying for you, who are always with you, encouraging you…You can sit tight and say yeah, if for nothing else, I’m not going to let these people down. I just want to thank them. I want to tell them I won’t let them down.

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