Hints Magazine Cover Star Precious John The Dominatrix

ELEGANCE, POISE AND CHARM; to mention but a few elements that resonated around her. Such aura couldn’t go by unnoticed as she walked into the studio. The world had watched her on the pageant stage, the Nigerian fashion industry has beheld her charisma and now it became our turn to witness firsthand her refinement, as we cross-examined this Dominatrix, savoring all that she represented, Although she had been on a hot-seat before but never in a manner that portrayed much about her perspective about life, career and femininity.

1.  Having done a brief background check on you, it was apparent that you knew you were going to have a career in the spotlight as a model? What steps did you take in birthing your dreams?

    Growing up I knew I was going to have a career in the spotlight but not as a model, I thought it was going to be acting because I have always had a thing for acting right from my school days but life happened and here I am loving every bit of it.

I took the major step in 2010 when I signed up with my first modeling agency (Legendary Gold) and had to go through 6 months intensive training on catwalk, posing for the camera, and all the models do’s and don’ts and till date it has been one of the best decisions I have ever taken.

2. Pageantry or Fashion modelling, which came first? Do you ever see yourself returning to the pageant world?

      It was fashion modeling before pageantry. My first ever runway show was Nigeria Fashion Week 2011 which officially introduced me to the fashion industry and kick started my career as a fashion model.

In 2014 I wanted to quit fashion modeling and switch to pageantry because at that point in my life I was about the glamor life and fashion modeling wasn’t doing it for me. Instead of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria crown I was vying for, I was given the Model of the Year title which got me a one year contract with Isis Modeling Agency.

I then thought to myself, how could I be trying to quit fashion modeling and the universe kept pushing me back to it. I kept asking myself that question after the pageant, but knowing that every disappointment is a blessing, I wouldn’t be where I am if I never gave pageantry a try.

And no I don’t see myself returning to the pageant world because I’ve been there, done that, and I realized Fashion Modeling is where am supposed to be and me trying out pageantry was just the springboard my career needed.

3.  With your busy schedule, how do you manage to incorporate your workout routine into your agenda? And how often do you hit the gym?

I stopped going to the gym when I achieved my statistics goal. I try as much as possible to discipline myself to eat right because I already know what I need to eat and do for my body and skin to flourish, so I stick to my intensive home workouts every Tuesday and Saturday morning.

4.   How do you handle stressful situations while working? And what remedies of choice do you make use of when distressing afterwards 

   “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” is the watchword I live by and that’s how I feel about modeling because I hardly feel stressed when posing for the camera or walking down the runway. It’s all fun and adventure for me ‘cos I love what I do.

Once in a while I go for professional massages because it’s a very good stress and stiffness reliever and it helps me distress when am really stressed out or after a long fashion week.

5.  What was your most difficult model pose you ever pulled off? Would you mind posing nude if the need arose?

My most difficult pose was standing at the edge a three story building rooftop on a very windy evening posing in a bodycon dress for a fashion brand called ‘The Slay Network’. The photographer was shooting from the window of the opposite building and I had to stand at the topmost part of the roof so he could be able to capture me perfectly. After that shoot I promised myself it was going to be my last rooftop shoot. (laughs)

In a society where women are embracing their nudity, it’s no longer a new thing and posing nude for the right cause can never be a crime.

6.  Tell us about your greatest accomplishment, and how you would define success in your industry.

A successful person in my industry to me is someone who appreciates himself, likes what he does and makes money from it while teaching others how to do the same. You are not successful if you haven’t taught or shown another person how to be successful.

My greatest accomplishment in life is starting from nowhere and making it to the top, which is where I feel I am right now.

7.  If you had the power to go back in time, what would you do differently? Would you change anything about you?

If I could go back in time, I would start modeling at the age of fourteen (14) ‘cos at that age I was really tall and didn’t know what to do with my long legs (laughs). If I had started that early by now I would be a legend.

I definitely won’t change anything about me because every decision, win and loss I have had in my life has molded me to the woman I am today.

8.   Aside from money, what do you value or need most in your life?

I value my relationship with God more than every other thing in life.

I need good health because, trust me, money can only sustain but can’t buy good health.

9.  Do you ever see yourself venturing into any other aspect of the entertainment industry?

I have always loved acting so if I ever ventured, it will probably be into acting but not right now… maybe in the nearest future.

10.   Have you ever been attracted to a co- worker of yours before? And why?

Do you know that male models are among the coolest and hottest people on earth!? Since you know now, I don’t think I need to tell you why anymore. Hahaha! *wink*

And yes I have been attracted to co-worker and more than once.

11.   How do you deal with someone you are not attracted to that is making advances towards you?

I tell them how I feel about them, and most of the time they end up becoming my good friends.

Editor in Chief Onah Nwachukwu @simplyonah

Photography @mastercraftphotography

Art Direction /Styling Smart Courage @infoworldcharming

Creative Assistant @chyy_official @oby_young

Project Cordinator Seyi Taylor @seyiitaylor

Makeup @zaroncosmetics

Hair Styling Idowu Tosin @highdtosin

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