Presently a PhD candidate, Claret featured in some Nollywood blockbuster such as The Code, The Secret Code, True Citizens, Two Brides and A Baby. She was also among the cast of Happy Family (Seasons 2 & 3), Secrets & Scandals, Clinic Matters and The Disclosure. The former beauty queen is a co-host of Music &Vibes, a musical TV show, in the country.
What is fashion to you?
Fashion represents oneís individuality and creativity.
Glamour, simplicity and exclusivity; if everyone has it then I donít want it.
I love blue, because it represents calmness and tranquility.
Favourite piece of clothing
For now, itís my Sash, which says ďMiss Nigeria in America.Ē It represents my growth to a new level and the beginning of a different phase in my life.
I donít have a favourite Nigerian designer, but a particular seamstress usually make my African outfits. I love Vera Wang for her elegant and classy items.
Most expensive item ever bought
Itís my house in Atlanta, Georgia, US; it costsÖ s-h-h-h-h.
What would you not be caught wearing?
Itís tattoos because I donít like any kind of marks on my body.
What would you consider as fashion faux pax?
Wearing clothes that do not look right, regardless of the cost.
How often do you improve on your wardrobe?
Always, as I buy items that catch my fancy.
Favourite signature scent
They are Juicy Couture, No 5. Coco Chanel, Bath and Body Works Fragrances, Paris Hilton perfume collections, especially Heiress; I like these perfumes because they have feminine and fruity touch. They also last long on the body.
What would you consider sexy in both men and women?
Nice physique, skin and good persona.
What is on shopping list for the month?
Secret of your beauty
I love to stay clean and maintain good personal hygiene. I usually try to keep my skin looking and feeling flawless. My favourite skin care products are those made of natural substances such as cocoa or shea butter, serum or oil, Vitamins C and E.
Generally, I like good Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, Jamaican, Cuban, American, Mexican and Italian dishes, but I have to go with African dishes for now because I donít get to eat them often, since I have been out of the country for a long time.
I like shopping, relaxation (Spas, Jacuzzi), God fearing and sincere people; cooking, taking pictures, spending time with my family and friends, listening to music and good food.
I hate jealousy, insecurity, laziness, backstabbing, vindictiveness and evil.
Craziest thing ever done
Honestly, I canít say of any because I make calculated decisions.
Choice travel/holiday destination
I love to visit Floridaís Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas for their weather, clubs, restaurants, malls and cinemas. While in Orlando, Florida, I like to visit Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure because itís like checking into a different world of endless fun.
What would you like to change in Nigeria, if given the opportunity?
HmmÖ I will really like to change the quality of life of most Nigerians, especially the less privileged individuals or people from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Philosophy of life
Life will always have its ups and downs, but oneís attitude or approach towards it or however an individual decides to handle life will make a huge difference in determining their level of success and sanity.