GUS 11: Mother of three scales regional selection
AS the regional auditions for the Gulder Ultimate Search intensified in Benin City, Mrs. Loretta Erhijakpor’s story of courage, determination and resilience stood out. The mother of three gave younger contestants, who turned out at Ogbe Stadium, Benin City, a run for their money, thereby emerging victorious.
Although she tripped over an obstacle at the beginning of the rigorous exercises, she dug deep to scale through to the end of the task.
Erhijakpor also replicated this feat during the swimming regimen. She decided to enter the contest because it was her last chance. By 2015, she will be 31, a year older than the GUS age limit of 30 years.
She explained that she had not been able to register before now because of marriage and having to take care of her sick mother.
She disclosed that her husband urged her to bring home the ultimate prize or at least emerge the last standing female contestant.
Meanwhile, Jane Francis, another GUS 11 hopeful, had her hopes of participating in the reality TV show dashed as she could not correctly spell the word ‘parachute’ at the interview session. Jane wept uncontrollably, as she relayed the story of how she was robbed the previous night along Onitsha Road.
The Gulder Ultimate regional auditions were held in Awka and Port Harcourt this year for the first time in the history of the show.
The organisers also held selection exercises in Benin and Lagos, where contestants went through rigorous exercise regime to select candidates with the right physical and mental capacities to compete for the ultimate prize.
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