Fashion Watch’s Carol Odero opens up about being called ‘ugly’

I got trolled for having acne - Odero.

Carol Odero

But her journey to love of self has not been an easy one. This is because at some point she was trolled for having acne and was even labelled ugly.

“My flawless skin broke out at 29… I sunk money into skincare and lifestyle. I got trolled for having acne. Threads confident in my ugly. That was actually the word used. Ugly. Other women were effortlessly beautiful so why was I working so hard to earn mine dammit! It would seem I was destined to be on the wrong side of beauty my entire life,” she disclosed on Couture Magazine.

Embracing herself

Fortunately, a time came when she ‘slayed the dragon’ by just embracing herself just as she was. “After years of being told I was too black, that my hair was too something, my arms too toned, my body a little too strong and agile looking, my muchness simply too much, a switch flipped in my head. I hate this cliché but it is ever so perfect. I found my beauty as dramatic as it was. I embraced me,” the Editor-In-Chief Couture Africa revealed.


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