The Winner of Big Brother Naija season 4, Mercy Eke, has opened up on why she decided to have a body enhancement surgery.
The 28-year-old reality star made this revelation in a recent interview with media personality Taymesan.
Mercy Eke, addressing those criticizing her for going under the knife, stated that the body enhancement was done for herself because she is into fashion.
She stated that the aim is to sell her business, as people tend to buy the brand of clothes she advertises because it looks good on her.
Mercy Eke further compared her action to that of those who pierce and bleach their bodies, adding that they are also altering their natural body.
Mercy Eke said, “I did it for myself. I did it to enhance my confidence. I knew I wanted to look good in what I wear. I’m into fashion and getting it right, I have to have a certain kind of body for myself. I feel like those that are hiding (that they’ve enhanced their body) don’t have confidence, maybe they’re doing it for someone else but I did it for myself. I did it to sell my business.
“Like right now I model my fashion brand. So when I pay other influencers, it doesn’t bring anything except when I wear it. When I wear anything, people get to buy it. So I did it for myself, I did it for my business, I did it to look good cuz I know I look fire. So I don’t think there’s anything to be ashamed of in enhancing your body.
“People are bleaching, we no dey talk about am. It’s all the same thing, it depends on the way you’re doing it. Because that is not how God created you. You wey dey put lashes wey long like this, how about you? All these things, if we talk about it, it’s the same thing. If you think you’re that girl, leave yourself like the way God made you.
“So why are you trying to touch one or two, piercing seven ears, nose, mouth, it’s the same thing for me. So if you can do that, I can alter my body too.
“It’s my body and it’s your nose. I’m being honest. Imagine you dey wey you dey talk about girls come to die. Come still go hellfire. Na you lose. Person dey here dey enjoy dey go. Yes, because if you’re judging someone and then boom, you die, thou shalt not judge, it’s a sin.
“You no touch your body, you no enjoy, you dey go hellfire!. We wey come to touch our body go come make am to heaven because we no dey judge and we no even do a bad thing like that.”